Gunung Agung (Mount Agung)

Besaki (Karang asem), Karang asem, Bali Phone: Not Available


Considered the navel of the world by the Balinese, Gunung Agung is the holiest mountain in Bali. Many Balinese believe that the gods raised the mountain as a place to view the rich parade of life below. This occasionally active volcano (the last major eruption occurred in 1963 with devastating results) stands at nearly ten thousand feet. Bali's most sacred temple, Besakih actually sits on its slope. The adventurous traveler can attempt to climb the volcano between July and October. Be sure to hire a guide, as the route is long, difficult and dangerous.

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