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Sunrise gone wild on Mount Batur

4:50 pm | Jun 7, 2011 | 6,564 views
 

Sunrise view from Mount Batur - 1717masl
Sunrise view from Mount Batur – 1717masl

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera, which was formed during emplacement of the Bali (or Ubud) ignimbrite, has been dated at about 23,670 and 28,500 years ago.

The SE wall of the inner caldera lies beneath Lake Batur; Batur cone has been constructed within the inner caldera to a height above the outer caldera rim. The Batur stratovolcano has produced vents over much of the inner caldera, but a NE-SW fissure system has localized the Batur I, II, and III craters along the summit ridge. Historical eruptions have been characterized by mild-to-moderate explosive activity sometimes accompanied by lava emission. Basaltic lava flows from both summit and flank vents have reached the caldera floor and the shores of Lake Batur in historical time. The caldera contains an active, 700-metre-tall stratovolcano rising above the surface of Lake Batur. The first historically documented eruption of Batur was in 1804, and it has been frequently active since then.

The caldera is populated and includes the two main villages of Kedisan and Toya Bungkah. The locals largely rely on agriculture for income but tourism has become increasingly popular due to the relatively straightforward trek to the summit of the central crater.

The lake, Danau Batur, is the largest crater lake on the island of Bali and is a good source of fish. – Wikipedia

The Mountains will always be there
The Mountains will always be there

The peak of Mount Abang and Mount Agung from Mount Batur
The peak of Mount Abang and Mount Agung from Mount Batur

Some of the people build their dome in the top of Mount Batur to get the sunshine
Some of the people build their dome in the top of Mount Batur to get the sunshine

One of the track to get sulphur hot spring ( 29 – 35 C) water
One of the track to get sulphur hot spring ( 29 – 35 C) water

Sunshine everywhere !!! :p but still brrrrr ... 20 degree celcius, a friend of mine said this summer on London :p
Sunshine everywhere !!! :p but still brrrrr … 20 degree celcius, a friend of mine said this summer on London :p

Waiting for the sunrise
Waiting for the sunrise

Sunrise hunter
Sunrise hunter

Some of the people build their dome in the top of Mount Batur to get the sunshine
Love the God color balance :)

Love the dark blue :)
Love the dark blue :)

If you are lucky, then you will get the edelweiss
If you are lucky, then you will get the edelweiss

Track to slidedown to Toyabungkah Village
Another Track to slidedown to Toyabungkah Village

Sky view blue from Mount Batur - Toyabungkah Track
Sky view blue from Mount Batur – Toyabungkah Track

 


2 Responses to "Sunrise gone wild on Mount Batur"

1 | Bagus

October 5th, 2015 at 12:36 PM

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wah keren nih viewnya di mountbatur, memungkinkan gak areanya buat gowes ya?

2 | bartcatapult

October 5th, 2015 at 12:50 PM

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Makasih mas, untuk trek downhill atau mountain bike pasti ada jalur sendiri kata temen, tidak ke puncak kayaknya

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  • bartcatapult: Makasih mas, untuk trek downhill atau mountain bike pasti ada jalur sendiri kata temen, tidak ke puncak kayaknya
  • Bagus: wah keren nih viewnya di mountbatur, memungkinkan gak areanya buat gowes ya?
  • bartcatapult: hahaha, my pleasure dude, enjoy your new adventure to Rinjani, enjoy the trekking, enjoy you summit attack!, and offcourse enjoy fishing on the Segara


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