Central Bali Facts
Kintamani is perched on the rim of a vast crater, overlooking
the crater lake and its bubbling hot springs. Lake Batur is
the largest in Bali, and provides water for an underground
network of streams and springs across the southern slopes
of the mountain.
The evenings can get cool but an overnight stay is well worth
it, to climb the mountain and watch the sunrise, or just to
take a midnight dip in one of the springs.
With the location 1450 meters above sea level, Penelokan is
a spectacular site to take pleasure in viewing Gunung Batur
or Batur Mountain.
From Penelokan, the main road runs right round the rim towards
Kintamani, the panorama shifting as circling around the crater.
For a complete panoramic view, pass the half circumference
of the crater along its upper rim. The highest point is Bukit
Penulisan. Here, one of the most ancient of Bali's temples
contain the remains of carvings from the earliest Buddhist
period. From Penulisan, the road continues towards Buleleng
This regency is very famous for Tanah Lot temple. The regency
also has a lot of tourism resorts such as Bedugul (lake of
Beratan) with its cold temperature. Tabanan also has other
tourist attractions such as Alas Kedaton, Jatiluwih terraced
rice-fields, Pacung village or Soka Beach.
Bedugul is the name of both a small city and a mountain-lake
resort area, which Balinese have long used for weekend retreats.
When the heat and humidity finally gets to you, the place
to escape to is Bedugul, Bali's highland retreat, tucked into
the crater of an extinct volcano, 1400 meters above sea level.
Here, three lakes provide everything from recreation to the
water for the springs, rivers and rice fields below. Lush
pine forest seems to create freshness in the air. Bedugul
is known for the quality of its fruit, vegetables and flowers.