DANAU BATUR Things to Do
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C.Bali Tours, this is one of the best things we did in Bali. We spent the day in the cool of the mountains with the most magnificent views. We canoed on the Lake in the morning and then spent the afternoon in a traditional village meeting the village children, we even went to see the children's dance classes, we went in some locals homes (very poor) and visited the primary school. We felt like we were visitors of Balinese people from 100 years ago and it touched us. The organisers are Western yet speak the language and are treated like family by the locals. The cycling was easy and the cool breeze made it more enjoyable. We will never forget this day in Bali, the locals are all so friendly and don't want to try and sell you anything, its a nice break from the "transport, transport" you hear in Ubud everywhere you go. All we heard was "hello, hello" all day.Related to:
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THE HIGHEST MOUNT IN BALI OF OVER 3000 METERS... ......IN 1963 THE VOLCANO ERUPTED LEAVING MANY DEAD...OVER 1600 AND ABOUT 86000 HOMELESS According to one Balinese myth, the deities made mountains for their thrones and placed the highest, Mount Agung, in Bali. According to another myth, the deities found the island of Bali unstable and wobbling and, to still it, set down upon it the holy mountain of Hinduism , Mahameru, renamed Gunung Agung. To the Balinese the mountain became the “Navel of the World,” and in every Balinese temple a shrine is dedicated to its spirit.
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DANAU BATUR Off The Beaten Path
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LIKE SO MUCH OF BALI.... BATUR IS GORGEOUS ALSO ! !!!!In 1926, during the violent eruption of Mt. Batur, the original village of Batur, at the southern foot of the mountain, was totally destroyed. The villagers, unharmed but homeless, moved up onto the high ridge overlooking their original home, and began the task of rebuilding their temple , Pura Ulun Danu. Work on this temple is still underway, and they are creating one of the most impressive temples on the island. Its stark meru towers stand out against the backdrop of the smoking volcano.