Unesco Global Geopark: Gunung Batur, Bali.

Geopark Batur showcased the beauty of the phenomenon of large volcanic eruptions that formed double caldera and lakes hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Wisatawan menikmati matahari terbit dari kawah I Gunung Batur di Kecamatan Kintamani, Bangli, Bali beberapa waktu lalu.

Mount Batur which is still active produces a variety of rocks that are often used by residents to build houses and places of worship. A total of 21 natural heritage sites are scattered in an area that covers most of the Kintamani District, Batur Regency, Bali. You can also see historical relics from the volcanic eruption at the Batur Geopark Museum. This Geopark was designated as a national geopark in 2010, and became the first to receive recognition from Unesco, namely in 2012.

Located in the northwest of Mount Agung, Bali. This mountain has a caldera measuring 13.8 x 10 km and is one of the largest in the world (van Bemmelen, 1949). Caldera breeds range between 1267 m – 2152 m (peak of Mount Abang). Inside the caldera I, the caldera II is formed in a circular shape with a diameter of approximately 7 km. The base of the caldera II is located between 120 – 300 m lower than the Kintamani Cave (base of Caldera I). Inside the caldera there is a crescent-shaped lake that occupies the southeastern part which is about 7.5 km long, a maximum width of 2.5 km, around 22 km around and an area of about 16 km2 which is called Lake Batur. Mount Batur Caldera is thought to have formed due to two major eruptions, 29,300 and 20,150 years ago [1].

Mount Batur consists of three volcanic cones with each crater, Batur I, Batur II and Batur III.


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