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Lake Batur

Abhinav Ranjan
Lake Batur is on the south-east side of the volcano, 16 kilometres wide and is a popular fishing spot. Toyobungkah has hot lakeside hot springs, known for its curative mineral water. It is a popular choice among trekkers to spend the night before hiking up Mount Batur to watch the sunrise. West of adjacent Mount Abang is the secluded old Balinese village of Trunyan, known for its ancient burial traditions using an open graveyard. The Pancering Jagat Temple is an interesting stopover while in Trunyan, with its name derived from a four-metre-tall statue called 'Arca Da Tonta' or 'Ratu Gede Pusering Jagat'. You will have to change your clothes to local dress to see this place, though.
Mt Batur surrounded by a calm lake Nasi Goreng -Satay & the serene Mt. Batur Lake Rare view of the top of a volcano - we were lucky to get thisBalinese culture – Balinese people believe in the concept of balance and this reflects in the way they worship nature. Offerings (flowers, biscuits, candies) in front of shops are a common sight there. We later discovered that offerings lying on the ground are actually to Evil. Balinese people invite evil to come and join them in their lives (kind of a bribe),for the concept of the good & the bad , the Yin & the yang prevails there.There are plenty of temples here and to enter the temple wearing a sarong is a must .Our driver was kind enough to lend us the sarongs .
I would recommend that instead of booking a stay in the expensive resorts, experience the true nature and culture of Bali like from a native’s eye. Make sure you go to these places when you are wandering in the Island of the Gods. You’ll yourself be able to decide if it is rightly called so. Start your journey with Lake Batur that lies down at the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang.
3. Batur LakeThe lake is quite reachable and not quite hidden. The sinking house is the only uniqueness you can see in Batur Lake. Normally, the water reaches half of the house height, but during the end of the year you can see the the whole building above the water. With tripod, wide lens and ND filter, you can perfectly capture the reflection of the house and mountain view.
Lake Batur is the widest lake in this island. It lies next to an active volcano. You can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the lake along with the hot spring by the lake. To capture the glorious sunrise overlooking the lake, you can even opt for a sunrise trekking tour on Mount Batur. Engage in the spiritual mountains while attaining peace amid lush green tress, wide lakes and cold atmosphere.