Kintamani is located in the sub-district of Kintamani, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from the city of Denpasar or about 2 hours by car. The greatest panorama at Kintamani can be seen in the morning, when the sunrise is exactly on Mount Batur on the surface of the earth.
Kintamani is Bali’s most popular tourist destination with Mount Batur’s active volcano and beautiful Batur Lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the fascinating nature and around the cauldron of Batur Lake there are six ancient villages that are often conceived by Bali Age Village.
The Kintamani area consists of some villages such as Kedisan Village, Trunyan, Songan, Buahan, Abang, North Batur, Middle Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village. The total number of residents in this area is about 15,000, mostly working as a farmer, merchant or tourism worker.
Located at Kintamani, Mount Batur has erupted about twenty-four times since 1800 and is still active to this day. The last major eruption occurred in 1634.
It has affected the life of the local society around this mount since the mount erupted, such as removing the altar (Temple), improving or repairing the village, and rearranging tradition.
Lake Batur is Bali’s largest lake and serves as a source of irrigation for all the farmers around it, and is also generally used by all Bali society.
The area of Kintamani has been founded with lodges, hotels and restaurants located in the village of Kintamani and Penelokan. It is a famous tourist spot because the Kintamani area possesses the beautiful panorama and the cold atmosphere surrounds it.
Kintamani is beautifully seen around 10:00 am to 15:00 pm during the day, especially when the weather is clear where the whole Kintamani area can be clearly seen. Generally speaking, all tourists visiting this place will arrive at the time of day where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy lunch at the local lake view restaurant.
Most restaurants in Kintamani usually have very beautiful views where tourists in this restaurant merge into their lunch and enjoy the panorama in the meantime.
For those who enjoy trekking, you can go early in the morning, start climbing downhill from the village at 4 am, to the summit at 6 am, for a beautiful sunrise and, back on the way, you can also swim in the hot spring that is right next to the Batur Lake.