BALI KINTAMANI VILLAGE
Bali Places of Interest Offers Kintamani Batur Volcano, the most Popular Tourist Destinations in Bali with Panoramic View of Active Batur Volcano and Lake.
Kintamani is a highland area in the north-eastern Bali at the Mount Batur caldera. This place which encompasses Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan and Kintamani villages, is known as just Kintamani. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level. This village offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and serene Lake Batur. Toyo Bungkah village is down at the lake edge.
The main tourist attraction in this area is Kintamani Batur Volcano. Furthermore, Mount Batur has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it had an impact on the lives of people around this mountain, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition. Batur lake is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. This area there are several inns, hotels and restaurants located in the Kintamani and Penelokan village. It is a famous tourist place because this area owns the beautiful panorama.
Kintamani and Batur Caldera
Kintamani are with it’s magnificent view of Batur caldera have been recorded on king’s charter’s as follows:
- Inscription dated 911 AD, mention about the king envoys to pray at Trunyan village, the local people were asked to serve the envoys to prepare the meals and facilities during this religious trip. The people requested to his majesty to be exempted from certain taxes in lieu to the services rendered to the philgramage.
- Inscription dated 911 AD, the regulation for village member between Abang village and Trunyan village was issued by the king to protect their interest.
- Three inscriptions found at Kintamani dated 967 AD mentions a lodging ( pesangrahan ) at Air Mih, licensed by the king Tabanendra Dharmadewa. Here is mentioned also the influx or might be traffic of priests ( bhiksu ) that came to that area and wanted to settle. It was regulated that the new comers must not exceeding 10 families.
- Just around 1 km north to Kintamani have found various stone sculptures carved in 1011 AD by master sculptor ” Mpu Bga”, dedicated to the king and ancestor’s spirits.
It is a prove that Kintamani area is the oldest area to have been recorded in history of Bali. It was probably due to it’s very inspiring natural scenery and magical view. One of famous Indonesian novelists Sutan Takdir Alisyahbana also built his lodging on the foot of Mount Batur, where he produced many litteraire creations in the form of romance or novels.
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