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Sojourn: Batur Geopark Museum “An attractive new destination in Kintamani”


  /   Thu, April 14 2016   /  03:41 pm

Visiting Kintamani can now be for more than the breathtaking views of the magnificent Lake Batur and the surrounding mountainous area while enjoying delicious local dishes.

Tourists can make a visit to the newly launched Batur Geopark Museum, an interesting venue offering a journey into the geological history of Mount Batur, the geopark area, and the entire island of Bali.

Located on Jl. Raya Penelokan, the museum occupies 1 hectare of the heart of Kintamani.

Here, visitors can learn about Batur Geopark, which was officially listed as a member of UNESCO’s network of Global Geoparks in 2012 due to its scientific, geological, archaeological, ecological and cultural importance. Entering the museum, visitors find a miniature landscape representing the entire geopark and a historical diorama depicting the area’s volcanic history.

The large panels display sto...