This Ribu is the highest point on the popular island of Bali and holds incredible spiritual significance for the Balinese. It is still an active volcano, and the last major eruption was in 1963. Folklore has it that when the deities made mountains for their thrones they set the highest peak in the east, the direction of honor to the Balinese. In every temple a shrine is dedicated to the spirit of Gunung Agung.
Facts Elevation: 1,717 m (5,633 ft) Prominence: 461 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Bali Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Eruptions: 1804, 1821, 1849, 1854, 1888, 1897, 1904, 1921-22, 1924-26, 1963-66, 1968, 1970-74, 1994, 1998-2000 Photos Bagging It! The mountainous region around Kintamani, centering around the spectacular volcanic caldera of Mt. Batur with its […]
Facts Elevation: 2,276 m (7,467 ft) Prominence: 1,088 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Bali Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Batukau Photos Bagging It! This Ribu is Bali’s holy western mountain and is one of the wildest areas on the island. It is rarely visited by anyone other than local people who climb to […]