Gunung (Mount) Batur

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano in Bali which is located in the centre of a caldera formed around 25,000 years ago - a caldera is a crater formed by the collapse of a magma chamber after an eruption. An outer caldera contains a large crater lake.  The 700 metre stratovolcano rises from lake Batur and is a popular tourist destination.


Useful Batur links

Wikipedia on Bali -

Lonely Planet guide to Bali -

Photographs of Batur -

Wikipedia on Batur -

Volcanic information on Batur -

Written account of climbing Batur -

Trip information for Bali and Batur -


Mount Batur