Bali: Lake Batur

Lake Batur in Bali, Indonesia

Lake Batur in Bali, Indonesia

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Lake Batur
Located 19 miles northeast of Ubud in the Kintamani region of Bali in Indonesia, Lake Batur is a freshwater lake formed by the rainwater filling up a volcanic crater. The image shows the lake surrounded by the slopes of the mountains that are part of the crater rim. The spectacular landscape and greenery around the lake attract a lot of tourists to this region, which is also home to many hot water springs because of the volcanic activity.

With a surface area of 4000 acres, this crescent-shaped lake is the largest body of water on the island of Bali. The maximum length, breadth, and depth are 1.7 mil, 4.7 mil, and 290 ft. It is located about 3300 ft above sea level. The inflow is mainly the rainwater.

The indigenous people of Bali known as Bali Aga live in the villages that lie along the shores of Lake Batur. They practice ancient traditions and rites that existed before the Javanese Hindu culture arrived in Bali. They earn their lively hood by growing tomatoes and garlic.

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