Mountain Batukaru

MOUNTAIN BATUKARU
Mount Batukaru is located in Tabanan Regency, has an altitude of 2276 meters above sea level, and is the second highest mountain in Bali after Mount Agung. Mount Batukaru is also a tourist destination to climb for a number of people including tourists. Tabanan regency does have and offers a number of tourist attractions complete, ranging from the natural beauty of the sea as it is served in Tanah Lot temple, the beauty of rice terraces in Jatiluwih, a number of hot springs, Beratan Bedugul lake which became the most popular tourist attraction in Bali, and now the existence of Mount Batukaru which can be a tourist attraction for a number of adventurous nature adventure lovers for climbing purposes. Mount Batukaru is an inactive volcano, it is also very visible view of this mountain that always looks green filled with tropical trees, the crater looks gaping facing towards the Southeast, different from Mount Agung or Mount Batur which the peak looks barren and full and the crater is smoky, because the two mountains are active volcanoes, so when you climb, then the trip is very shady, and the pile of tree leaves on the climbing route is felt, as well as the accompaniment of the birds in the trees and sound various animals will be more pronounced forest in the mountain climbing area of ​​Mount Batukaru. To climb Mount Batukaru you can start from two different places, get through Jatiluwih village, through Batukaru temple or through Pujungan village. Climb to the top of Batukaru about 5 hours. Mount Batukaru area itself is a nature reserve area, so it can not do forest encroachment because it is protected, with the minister’s decision that this place as a nature reserve, will make it possible that this mountain area will look sustainable all the time, let alone Mount Batukaru is the source of a number of springs in Tabanan District and very functional for irrigation purposes in the rice fields, and Tabanan itself is a rice barn Bali, so it is not surprising you can find a number of terraced rice terraces in this district. The area of ​​forest in Mount Batukaru is recorded 15,153,28 Ha, this area is dominated by protected forest and a small part of nature tourism park. Mount Batukaru has the richest variety of flora and fauna and has rainfall, so it is possible for trees to multiply and grow well in this mountain. In the eastern part of Mount Batukaru there is a Botanical Garden and a protected forest, to the west there is a protected forest, to the south is the Botanical Garden Eka Karya Bedugul and in the northern part of Lake Buyan and Tamblingan. The mountain peaks in Bali, almost all sacred and the goal of praying Hindus, including at the top of Mount Batukaru, atop Mount Batukaru there is a temple called Pura Pucak Kedaton. In this temple Pura is a manifestation of god as the god who keeps plants that also at the same time maintains the unity of the whole island of Bali. The rest of the crater on the mountain Batukaru, looks like a coconut shell (you) upside down, the word karu itself comes from your pronunciation, so from here comes the word Batukaru. Mount Batukaru is located in three villages namely Pujungan village, Jatiluwih and Wongaya Gede, so the climbing points can also daru 3 areas of the village. In addition to the peak of the mountain that there Pura Pucak Kedaton, on the slopes of the mountain at an altitude of 700 masl, there is a temple Sad Kahyangan Batukaru named pura, the temple was founded in the 11th century in the era of the kingdom Masula-masuli. Pura Sad Kahyangan Jagat is a destination for Hindus worship, Pura Luhur Batukaru also become one of the tourist attraction in Tabanan regency. Climb to the top of Mount Batukaru in more advisable not during the rainy season, because the climbing route is vulnerable muddy and slippery, so it is quite dangerous. And most importantly when climbing is to use the services of a guide, because the climbing path through the vast forest, so vulnerable misguided and lost, let alone climbing at night. Mount Batukaru also includes a sacred area, it would be nice you still pay attention to ethics and politeness while climbing by not saying dirty let alone destroy nature.

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