Mount Batukaru as Bali Mountain Tourism Object

Batukaru Mountain is located in Tabanan Regency, has an altitude of 2,276 meters above sea level, and is the second highest mountain in Bali after Mount Agung. Batukaru Mountain is also a hiking destination for a number of people including tourists. Mount Batukaru is an inactive volcano, also very visible sighting of this mountain which always looks green filled with tropical trees, the crater looks gaping facing towards the Southeast, in contrast to Mount Agung or Mount Batur whose peak looks barren and full of rock mountains stone, and the crater is smoky, because the two mountains are active volcanoes.

The forest area on Mount Batukaru recorded 15,153.28 hectares, this area is dominated by protected forests and a small portion of natural tourism parks. Batukaru Mountain has a rich and most diverse diversity of flora and fauna, making it very possible for trees to breed and grow well on this mountain. In the eastern part of Mount Batukaru there is a Botanical Garden and a protected forest, on the west there is a protected forest, on the south is the Eka Karya Bedugul Botanical Garden and on the north side is Lake Buyan and Tamblingan.

The mountain peaks in Bali, almost all sacred and the destination of Hindu worship, including at the peak of Mount Batukaru, at the top of Mount Batukaru there is a temple called Pucak Kedaton Temple. In this temple, the manifestation of God is worshiped as a plant preserver which at the same time keeps the entire island of Bali constant. The rest of the crater on Mount Batukaru, looks like a coconut shell (you) is upside down, the word karu itself comes from your pronunciation, so this is where the word Batukaru comes from.

Batukaru Mountain is located in three villages, namely Pujungan, Jatiluwih and Wongaya Gede villages, so climbing points can also be from three villages. In addition to the mountain peak which is the Pucak Kedaton temple, on a mountain slope at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, there is a Sad Kahyangan temple called Batukaru temple, this temple was founded in the 11th century during the Masul-kingdom.

Pura Sad Kahyangan Jagat is a Hindu destination for prayer, Pura Luhur Batukaru is also one of the attractions in Tabanan Regency. Climbing to the top of Mount Batukaru should not be during the rainy season, because hiking trails are vulnerable to muddy and slippery, so it is quite dangerous. And the most important thing when climbing is to use a guide service, because the hiking trail runs through a vast forest, making it vulnerable to misdirection and lost, let alone climbing at night. Batukaru Mountain is also a sacred area, it would be nice to keep paying attention to ethics and politeness when climbing by not saying dirty or even damaging nature.

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