Kintamani

Kintamani is the highland area in the north of east Bali. Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur and Kintamani villages, is known widely as just Kintamani. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim of huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level, and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and serene Lake Batur. Toya Bungkah is down at the lake edge. As well as the lake and the volcano, Kintamani is home to Pura Ulun Danu Batur, one of Bali’s key nine directional temples. This area very famous for its fruits stall around the Penelokan (place for looking), many of local restaurant normally to having lunch while see the spectacular view of Mount Batur. Toya Bungkah village famous for its accommodation/modest home stay, hot spring and makes a good base for two hours climbing of Mount Batur. Tourist will come as early as 3.30 am because they won’t to miss the sunrise. Local guides are available and able to suggest various longer hikes. Across from the lake there is a few small village well known as the Bali Aga Village (Original Balinese Village) called Trunyan Village. It has very unique culture in this village where if someone dead, the local people will not bury the dead body but they just put them on the ground and surrounded by a bamboo’s wall. Therefore if you come to visit this village you’ll see a lot of skull and bones on the cemetery.

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