Banjar Toyabungkah

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    • Day 40


      October 22, 2022 in Indonesia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Bien équipé pour visiter les montagnes du centre de Bali. Très joli mais très pluvieux !!!

    • Day 90

      Vulkan Batur

      March 12, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

      Der Berg ruft, oder vielmehr der Vulkan Batur. zwei konzentrische Calderen prägen die Landschaft, vor ca. 30000 Jahren bildete sich die äußere Caldera nach einen Ausbruch, der innere Kreis hat sich vor ca. 20000 Jahren gebildet. Im O/W Bereich, zwischen den Calderen, hat sich ein See gebildet, es wird rege Fischzucht betrieben, selbstredend wird der hier gezüchtete Tilapia verzehrt und für gut befunden. Die größte Einkommensquelle ist der Tourismus, wie sich herausstellt sind die Methoden etwas dubios. Die Besteigung des Batur 1717 ist prinzipiell ein Kinderspiel, leider wird es einen von den lokalen Guides unmöglich gemacht den Berg auf eigene Faust zu erklimmen. Halb so wild, ich bin bald im Himalaya, dort gibt es Höhenmeter genug. Wir erkunden das Umland, sehen Landschaften die durch Lavaströme in ein anderes Äon versetzt wurden, ein verlassenes Dorf und einige Tempel.Read more

    • Day 13

      Lake Batur & Trunyan

      July 16, 2019 in Indonesia

      Apart from Tana Toraja, one other place in Indonesia known for its unusual death rituals is the village of Trunyan, which is located along the shores of Lake Batur, about an hour north of Ubud. This village is unique because, unlike other Balinese who typically cremate their dead, they leave their dead out to decompose next to a sacred tree. The tree is said to mask the smell of the decomposing corpses.

      I’d been to Bali four times before and I’ve always wanted to visit this site, but each time I put off going there because it was difficult and expensive to get to. This time round, with Trixie in tow, I bit the bullet and booked a trip with a local tour company.

      Our driver and guide met us near our accommodation at Penestanan, and he drove us up to Penelokan, a town on the rim of the giant caldera that houses Lake Batur and Mount Batur. From there, he took the winding road into the caldera, stopped at Kedisan on the lake shore, and bought us tickets for the boat. The boat ride across the lake took about 20 minutes. Lake Batur is one of my favorite places in Bali, and I enjoyed the amazing scenery as we made our way across the lake.

      At end of the lake, we disembarked at a bamboo jetty and walked right up to the cemetery. The first sight that greeted us were some statues, and then the sacred tree, then a wall with skulls piled on top, and finally about nine corpses, each one housed inside a bamboo teepee. The heads and teeth of the corpses were visible, but the rest of the bodies were covered by cloths, and, in some cases, worldly goods that presumably belonged to the deceased. Rather amusingly, one teepee had a pair of crutches balanced on it. True to what has previously been reported, there was no smell. I had no idea how long the corpses had been there, but the bamboo for at least two of the teepees weren't too discolored.

      After our visit, we made our way back to Kedisan, drove back up to the crater rim, and had lunch at a restaurant overlooking the brilliant scenery. We made our way back to Ubud after lunch.…
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