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Activities to Do near Mount Batur

1. Enjoy at Toya Bungkah
2. Explore Tegalalang rice terrace
3. Visit Besakih Great Temple
4. Camping in N'jung Bali
5. Visit Tirta Empul Temple
6. Visit Batuan Village
7. Explore Museum Geopark Batur
8. Explore Pinggan Sunrise Spot
9. Feel the nature at Antugan Hill
10. Visit Nungnung Waterfall

Mount Batur, an active volcano to the north of Bali, is a beloved tourist spot that attracts a lot of people to explore the nearby places. Visitors get a multitude of options of things to do near Mount Batur on their visit as it is an iconic landmark of the region.

You will have a chance to experience the Balinese culture and interact with local people while exploring all kinds of places near this mountain. Discover the Tegalalang rice terrace, pay your respects at Tirta Empul Temple, camp at N’jung Bali, or watch the mesmerising sunrise from Pinggan Sunrise Spot.

It’s worth keeping in mind that the best time to explore the nearby places of Mount Batur is between April and September. You will be greeted with unmatched picturesque views during these months, as the weather will be cool making it perfect to enjoy the hot spring at Toya Batur.
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Things to Do near Mount Batur

01

Enjoy at Toya Bungkah

One of the most refreshing things to do in Mount Batur is to visit Toya Bungkah, a naturally occuring hot spring. The climate around Toya Bungkah is usually cool and chilly which elevates the experience of being immersed in the hot water. Located in the Batur Village, the temperature of the water at Toya would generally swing between 37 degrees C to 50 degrees C.

A visit to Toya Batur will help you relax your mind and body like no other, as the place is aesthetically gifted and is one of the most beautiful locations to set your eyes upon.

Location: Q92W+2XV, Central Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia 

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02

Explore Tegalalang rice terrace

The beauty of the Tegalalang rice terrace is nothing less than awe-inspiring with its paddy fields, which is why it is one of the top 5 things to do in Mount Batur! Tegallalang is also a UNESCO world heritage site because of its cultural significance. It is managed brilliantly by the local rice farmers.

A popular spot for photography enthusiasts, the location stays cool and breezy throughout the year and is a good spot for tourists to have a relaxing walk amid the lush green surroundings. The best time to visit is when the place is alive and green, in March, April, September, or October, which is the time to harvest.

Location: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Timings: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fee: IDR 15,000 

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03

Visit Besakih Great Temple

Best known as Bali’s “Mothers temple”, the Besakih Great Temple explains a big part of the history and culture of Bali. Dedicated to the three gods, Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, Besakih temple has been around for over 1000 years.

The temple is a collection of 86 small temples and overlooks a breathtaking landscape view with foggy mountains, rich vegetation, and clear blue skies. Located in the Northwest side of Bali, at an altitude of 1000 metres, the temple stands on one of the mighty volcanos, Mount Agung.

Location:
Jl. Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kec. Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia

Timings:
08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fee:
IDR 60,000 

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04

Camping in N'jung Bali

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For nature enthusiasts and camp lovers, one of the best things to do near Mount Batur is to go camping at N'jung Bali. Located close to Batur hot spring, the place features luxury rooms, authentic local cuisine and stunning natural beauty. The way to the camp is a 2-hour long drive through the lush green jungle that will take you through the picturesque paddy fields and the rice terrace.

You will have a dome-shaped tent set up inside the jungle amidst the refreshing surroundings

Location:
Banjar Dalam Songan B, Songan A, Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia 

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05

Visit Tirta Empul Temple

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Located in the village of Manukaya, Tirta Empul Temple is a glorious structure dating back to the 10th century, which has now become a famous tourist spot. This temple complex has an amazing backdrop of hills and is surrounded by thickets of trees. Today, it is also an important symbol of the Balinese culture and is regarded as a national cultural heritage site.

The temple also houses a hot spring pool within it, which is commonly used for purification baths and rituals. The best time to visit the temple is during full moon nights when the landscape will leave you in wonderment. The temple tour will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the rush. A trip to Tirta Empul is a must among the list of things to do in Mount Batur.

Location: Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Kec. Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

Timings: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fee: IDR 50,000 

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06

Visit Batuan Village

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The art centre of the magnificent Bali, 'Batuan' encompasses art in every form including painting, dancing, and crafts. The village sells only Balinese art and is not influenced by western culture. Their artwork represents the iconic scenes and themes of Bali’s vibrant life and culture.

Batuan also had a shopping centre nearby from where tourists can get authentic art that can be used as souvenirs to give to friends and family back home. Visiting Batuan village is one of the activities to do near Mount Batur that is not to be missed while exploring Bali. 

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07

Explore Museum Geopark Batur

Located in Kintamani, Museum Geopark Batur is designed to educate tourists about the geological, cultural, and biological diversity. The museum is also regarded as a member of the UNESCO global geopark network. The destination interestingly talks about how certain parts of Bali came into being like the volcanoes of Mount Batur and Mount Agung.

It has a fantastic collection of prehistoric rocks and also gives tourists an audio-visual presentation of the history of Mount Batur. The Museum is open from Monday to Sunday at different timings, however typically between 9 AM and 4 PM. Especially for history enthusiasts, the list of things to do in Mount Batur is incomplete without visiting the museum which talks about an essential part of Bali.

Location: Penelokan Main Rd, South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia

Timings: Monday to Friday 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM 

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08

Explore Pinggan Sunrise Spot

Situated north of Kintamani, Pinggan Village is one of the favourite sunrise spots for tourists and a popular activity to do near Mount Batur. Spending a good couple of hours amid the pine trees, the mountains, and the clouds that cover the mountain tips is quite therapeutic. Photography enthusiasts especially go crazy, marvelling at the scenery.

The ideal time to start the tour to Pinggan is by 3 am so that you can watch the mesmerising sunrise by 5 am. The view of the blazing orange glow of the sun as it slowly rises paints an unforgettable picture. There are also places on the hill where you can enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee.

Location: Sukawana, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia 

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09

Feel the nature at Antugan Hill

Also known as Anjungan Tukad Melangit, Antugan Hill is a nature reserve in Bali located near Mount Batur. With several unique viewpoints at this place, you get to experience the raw beauty of nature from a measured distance. Surrounded by mountains laced with lush greenery you will also be able to capture some great photographs at this location due to the various creative platforms.

The natural beauty of these green mountains is enhanced even more in the monsoon season as the white clouds try and cover them, creating a mystical ambience.

Location: J95G+J3Q, Jehem, Tembuku, Bangli Regency, Bali 80614, Indonesia

Timings: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM 

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10

Visit Nungnung Waterfall

Waterfalls are a part of every travel itinerary related to Bali, and this is also true for the list of things to do near Mount Batur. Bali’s Nundnung waterfall is a hidden gem and one of the best waterfalls in Indonesia. One hour's drive from Ubud, Nungnung waterfall is also the tallest waterfall in Bali at 900 ft above sea level.

The daily visiting hours are between 9 am and 4 pm. For tourists who like adventure, Nungnung has a 500 step climb down to the bottom of the waterfall that passes through lush greenery and fantastic scenery. Tourists can take a dip and play in the cool waters while indulging in some photography while at Nungnung.

Location: Desa Plaga, Belok/Sidan, Kec. Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia 

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People Also Ask About Bali

  1. What are the best things to do in Bali?

    1. Surfing: Surfing is a popular activity at the Dreamland beach in Bali. The place is a perfect spot for experienced as well as amateur surfers.

    2. Trekking: One of the main reasons people visit Mount Batur is to participate in the 2-hour long trek that opens itself up to some of the most amazing scenic brilliance in Bali. It also leads to the famous Bali hot spring.

    3. Diving at Gili Islands: The tiny island of Gili offers several thrilling activities and exciting experiences such as diving, snorkelling among other water sports. Taking a dip in the shimmering blue waters of Gili is one of the many fun activities to do near Mount Batur.

    4. Seek blessings at the Besakih Temple: The Besakih temple is a collection of 86 temples that have been built over 1000 years ago. This marvel of architecture is situated on top of the hill offering tourists a feast for their eyes.

    5. Watch the sunrise at Pinggan Spot: Bali has a natural charm and the place is especially attractive for early risers because it has a number of great sunrise points. One of them is the famous Pinggan spot, admired by locals and tourists alike. 

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  2. What are the best places to visit in Bali??

    1. Hot spring: Bali has one of the most fascinating hot springs, located at the scenic Mount Batur. Enjoy your day in the hot waters of Toya Batur on a cool day and relax amidst nature.

    2. Pinggan Sunrise spot: With Bali’s scenic vistas, watching the sunrise can be a vision that will be etched in your mind. Pinggan is a popular place to see the spectacular sight of the sun rising amid the mountains and thick greens.

    3. N’jung Bali: What can be more exciting than camping in the middle of a jungle? Among the things to do in Mount Batur, visiting N’jung is a perfect way to enjoy Bali’s fresh air, cool climate, and to get a sense of the local culture and lifestyle of the people of Bali.

    4. Nungnung waterfall: Nungnung, a hidden gem, is one of Bali’s best waterfalls. The bottom of Nungnung features some exquisite views of lush green nature that are excellent for photography lovers and nature enthusiasts.

    5. Tegalalang rice terrace: The Tegalalang rice terrace is managed by the local farmers and is simply one of the most beautiful and serene places you will come across in Bali. 

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  3. Which are the best temples to visit in Bali?

    1. Lempuyang temple: The highest temple in Bali, the Lempuyang temple gives us a spectacular view of Mount Agung, from the “Gates of Heaven,” a sacred part of this temple. A 3-hour drive from Ubud, the temple encompasses smaller temples, macaque monkeys, and an expansive vista.

    2. Pura Tanah Lot: Located one and half hours from Ubud, the temple is popular for its coastal rock formations which add life to the place especially as the waves hit the rocks. The temple also has Balinese shops around it.

    3. Goa Gajah: One of the oldest historical sites, Goa Gajah is also known as the elephant cave temple and is just a 13 minute drive from Ubud. The temple leads us to rice fields and through a small cave; Stupas at the temple add to the magnificence of this place.

    4. Pura Tirta Empul: One of the most meditative things to do near Mount Batur is to visit the Pura Tirta Empul for a purifying bath in its hot spring. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is among the popular temples in Bali for its architecture and cultural heritage. 

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  4. What is the best time to visit Bali?

    The best time to visit Bali is between April and October when it is summer and the weather is perfect for tourists. This is also a season when Bali is comparatively calm and quiet and tourists can also enjoy peaceful moments. Due to heavy rains, January to March is not recommended for a visit to Bali. 

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  5. How many days are enough for Bali?

    To explore Bali completely, it is ideal to plan a trip for 4 to 5 days. There are some must-visit destinations like beaches, paddy fields, temples, mountains, and places of historical significance that one should not miss out on their trip to Bali. 

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