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16 Joyful Things to Do near Pura Ulun Danu Batur

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur is a popular attraction in Kintamani. Unfortunately, there is not much to do here except to take pictures. Therefore visitors usually continue their journey to explore the interesting places around the temple. Let’s find out joyful things to do near Pura Ulun Danu Batur ..!

1. Visiting Lake Batur

Lake Batur is just a stone’s throw away from Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The combination of calm water, serene atmosphere and the background of Mount Batur produces the beauty that has to be seen to be believed.

Visitors can rent a boat to surround Lake Batur or just sit back admiring its beauty. With freshness and peace filled the air, it truly is a wonderful lake that is definitely worth visiting.

How to Get There
Lake Batur is located in North Penelokan Village, Kintamani, Bangli Regency. The admission is Rp 15,000. Besides Lake Batur, Bedugul’s Lake Beratan is another natural tourist attraction you must visit. Come to Bedugul, there are lots of things to do in Bedugul Bali.

2. Climbing Mount Batur

If you stand on the edge of Lake Batur, Mount Batur looks so towering and close. So why do not you conquer it?

Mount Batur is easy to climb. It only takes about two hours to get to the top of the mountain. You’d better start climbing before 4 am. When you get to the top of Mount Batur, the magical moment of sunrise will be your reward.

How to Get There
Mount Batur is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency. The admission is Rp 10,000.

3. Visiting Penelokan Village

Penelokan Village is a popular place to see the beauty of Lake Batur. There is a special place built like a bridge to facilitate visitors to take pictures with the background of Lake Batur and Mount Batur.

Penelokan Village also has several restaurants that offer the beauty of Lake Batur as your dining companion. The menu, which is served buffet, consists of Indonesian food and Western food.

How to Get There
Penelokan Village is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.

4. Visiting Trunyan Village

Trunyan Village is one of the oldest villages in Bali. This village existed before Hinduism spread in Bali. It is believed that the Balinese ancestors also came from this village.

Trunyan Village has a unique funeral tradition. The body of the deceased was not buried or burned, but placed under the Banyan tree. The people of Trunyan Village believe that the birds that will eat the corpse will bring the soul of the deceased to heaven.

How to Get There
Trunyan Village is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.

5. Relaxing at Toya Bungkah Hot Spring

Toya Bungkah Hot Spring is the perfect place to release the tension of mind and muscles. Located on the shores of Lake Batur, this place has breathtaking views.

The hot spring is sourced from Mount Batur and contains sulfur that is good for skin health. By the way, it’s a good idea to soak here after you climb Mount Batur.

How to Get There
Toya Bungkah Hot Spring is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency. The admission is Rp 60,000 for adults and Rp 30,000 for children.

6. Visiting Geopark Museum

The Geopark Museum invites visitors to learn geology in a fun way. Visitors can watch a simulation video explaining the formation of Mount Batur and Lake Batur.

In addition, there are also simulation videos about the creation of the earth, the occurrence of tsunamis and the movement of the earth plate. Since the museum is about geology, visitors certainly can see a collection of various stones with an easy-to-understand explanation.

How to Get There
Geopark Museum is located at Raya Penelokan Street, Batur Village, Kintamani, Bangli Regency. It’s free entry. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. Every Friday it is closed. If you are a museum enthusiast, you must visit The Blanco Renaissance Museum. It’s one of fun things to do in Ubud Bali.

7. Indulging yourself at the Spa at Padma Resort Ubud

Exploring the beauty of Bali will surely make you tired. To refresh yourself, take some time to stop at the Spa at Padma Resort Ubud.

It has various facilities to pamper you. Well-trained therapists and luxurious spa product line will ensure you get the best treatment.

How to Get There
The Spa at Padma Resort Ubud is located in Puhu Village, Payangan, Ubud. Opening hours is 10 am – 9 pm.

8. Seeing Sunrise at Pinggan Village

Pinggan Village is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. It’s one of the best sunrise spots in Bali.

The best time to visit Pinggan Village is during dry season. The ocean of fog and the cold morning air will be your friend to witness the beautiful sunrise.

How to Get There
Pinggan Village is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.

9. Agrotourism in Catur Village

Kintamani oranges are typical Balinese fruits that are often hunted as mandatory souvenirs. There are many stalls along the way to Kintamani which sell Kintamani oranges.

But if you want to pick your own Kintamani oranges, come to Catur Village. Besides orange plantations, Catur Village also has coffee plantations.

How to Get There
Catur Village is located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency. You can also enjoy agrotourism in Badung. Besides agrotourism, there are still other things to do in Badung Bali.

10. Visiting Temple Pura Puncak Penulisan

Pura Puncak Penulisan is the oldest temple in Bali. It is estimated that the temple was built in the year 300 AD to honor Lord Shiva.

Pura Puncak Penulisan follows the contour of the hill. That is why the temple has seven levels. The higher the level, the more holy the place is.

How to Get There
Temple Pura Puncak Penulisan is located in Sukawana Village, Kintamani, Bangli Regency. It’s free entry, but donations are expected. Bali does have hundreds of temples, but the largest of them are Besakih Temple in Karangasem. Stop by Karangasem. In addition visiting Besakih Temple, there are numerous things to do in Karangasem Bali.

More joyful things to do near Pura Ulun Danu Batur

11. Visiting Kintamani Market.
12. Visiting Kedisan Village in Kintamani, Bangli Regency.
13. Agrotourism at Teba Sari Ubud in Banjar Kellingkung Village, Lodtunduh, Ubud.
14. Agrotourism at Bali Pulina Ubud in Sebatu Village, Tegalalang, Ubud
15. Visiting Agro Pelaga Tourism in Petang Village, Badung Regency.
16. Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Plaga Village, Petang, Badung Regency.

Allright, those are joyful things to do near Pura Ulun Danu Batur. You can rent a car and try yourself some of the activities or you can join a tour for practicality. Bali is indeed fascinating. Have fun and share the moments.

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