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mount Agung

mount Agung

Mount Agung is the highest mountain on the island with an altitude of 3142 masl. The mountain is located in Rendang sub district, Karangasem – Bali.

Mount Agung is a stratovolcano volcano, the mountain has a very large crater is very deep and sometimes smoke and water vapor. Pura Besakih of the mountain is seen with a perfect tapered cone, but in fact the mountain is elongated and ends in a circular craters and wide.
From the top we can see the great mountain peak of Mount Rinjani on Lombok island located to the east, although both mountains are covered with clouds as the top of the mountain above the clouds, islands of Nusa Penida to the south along its shores, including the Sanur beach and mountain and lake Batur in the northwest.

public confidence

Balinese Hindus believe that Mount Agung is the place reside gods, and also people believe that there is a castle on the mountain is a deity. Therefore, the Balinese people make this place a  purified Sacred.

Track ascent

Gunung Agung is the highest point in Bali
Ascent to the summit of this mountain can be started from three different route, namely:

1. From the south is the Strait of sub-districts with basecamp Karangasem Market Pura Agung in the market through the Strait.
2. From the east is from Budakeling by jackfruit
3. From the southwest which is a common route used by the climbers are from sub-strait Pura Besakih Karangasem district. Because a lot of accidents and loss of some climbers, since May 2009 ascent of Mount Agung each passing Sebudi, strait, Karangasem must use the services of a guide to anticipate the possibility of accidents with predetermined rates.
It is recommended for hikers not to bring food made from beef, because the area is very sacred mountain.


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