Bali volcano latest: Hiker captures incredible footage from inside erupting Mount Agung

THIS footage was taken by a hiker who climbed Mount Agung in Bali to film inside it as it erupted.

Image credit goes to Getty/Ikomang Giri, Bali volcano: The footage was taken by a Bali resident as it spews volcanic ash

Ikomang Giri, who lives in Karangasem Amlapura – 30km from the Bali volcano Mount Agung, uploaded the incredible footage to his social media page.

The video has been viewed almost 900,000 times and shows large plumes of smoke and ash erupting from the volcano.

News website MapalaPTM.com reposted the video and the post said: “One of the citizens with Facebook account Ikomang Giri uploaded video condition of the crater of Mount Agung with gray smoke that continues to billow.

“The man climbed on Tuesday night and reached the summit of Mount Agung after an eight-hour journey.”

Online the footage has attracted thousands of comments, with many berating the man for risking his life.

“Question why did you risk your life like this, just for spirituality, it’s a little crazy anyway,” one man wrote.

While another said: “Be careful… don’t be too reckless.”

However, others have disagreed and said the footage was “incredible” and called the video “amazing.”

Image credits goes to Ikomang Giri, Bali volcano: Large plumes of smoke and ash can be seen erupting from the volcano in the video
Image Credit goes to Getty, Bali volcano: Thousands of people had to be erupted from the danger zone around the volcano

Mount Agung which is located in the east of the Indonesian island started erupting at the end of November.

Thousands of tourists were left stranded due to flight cancellation and the closure of airports on the island and the neighboring island of Lombok.

There is a danger zone within a radius of 8-10km around the summit of Mount Agung but Indonesian authorities are encouraging tourists to continue visiting the island but stay out of the danger zone.

More than 70,000 people have been evacuated from the area around the volcano and moved into temporary shelters as there are fears larger volcanic activity could be on the way.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to within 10-kilometers of Mount Agung due to “ongoing volcanic activity”.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/893496/Bali-volcano-Mount-Agung-incredible-footage-erupting-volcano

 

 

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3 Bali Waterfalls That Rarely Gets Visited By Tourists

Bali, Indonesia is known all over the world as the best tourist destination. With its beaches, landmarks, and resorts, who wouldn’t want to take it easy and relax? If you’re not a beach person, you may like visiting the multitude of temples.

Besides these famous tourist attractions in Bali, Indonesia, did you know that there are hidden attractions in the island that rarely get visited? Yes, there are some amazing spots in Bali that don’t get many visits from tourists. Included on this list are some of the best waterfalls on the island.

Curious to know some of these waterfalls? Here they are.

Venture out to see seven falls: The Sekumpul Waterfalls

If you’re the adventurous one, here’s your opportunity to give yourself another thrill ride: the Sekumpul Waterfalls. It’s not entirely unknown, but its inaccessibility keeps it hidden from most.

Getting there can be a bit challenging and you must overcome a lot of obstacles just to reach your goal of getting there. You can ask the locals to get you there – you just have to pay a small amount. They’ll take you up until the end of a road and from there, you can walk the remaining distance.

Once there, you’ll not only see one, but seven separate falls!

Climbing up 500 steps: Nungnung Waterfall

900 meters above sea level, situated in a small village in the middle of practically nowhere, Nungnung Waterfall is waiting for you. Listen to the sound of water cascading down 50 meters in a majestic pool. Sounds delighting? It is!

However, getting there is a challenge. You have to climb 500 steps just to get there. But the rewards are waiting to be claimed after that last step – it’s worth the climb!

The Twins: Aling-Aling Waterfalls

Situated just 11km from Singaraja City and around 80km from Denpasar is Aling-Aling falls. It’s called ‘twin falls’ because it’s split at the top, leaving two streams of water that flow down at different speeds. However, the most unique feature about this place is that the falls have been turned into a natural water slide!

These are just some of the things to do and see in Bali, Indonesia. Don’t limit your stay here at the mainstream tourist sites. Instead, explore the rarely visited spots as well and have yourself an adventure!

The Sights and Sounds Of Lovely Klungkung, Bali

Of the different regencies or districts in Bali, “The Island of The Gods”, Klungkung may be the smallest, but it’s definitely not bereft of any noteworthy attractions of places of interests. The place is steeped in history, as it was once the seat of the mighty Majapahit empire in the 15th and 16th centuries, and in 1908 it became the last kingdom to hold out and resist the Dutch invaders. The King of Klungkung, also called “Dewa Agu” or Great God, even led the suicidal march of 200 of his family and followers against the Dutch army.  Here’s a peek at the sights and sounds of lovely Klungkung.

Kamasan Village

Klungkung is a quite small and quaint town, which is not hard to familiarise with. One of the top tourist attractions In Bali Indonesia, and in Klungkung, is Kamasan Village.

Kamasan Village is located south out of the town on Jalan Puputan towards Gegel, and this ancient village is the centre of the classical “wayang” style of painting. Visitors will enjoy visiting the different art studios, and there’s a healthy amount of art to ogle and appreciate too.

Pura Masceti

Pura masceti is an ornate and elaborately-decorated temple which is often the staging point for many purification ceremonies on the nearby beaches.  The temple is perhaps the least well-known and least-visited of Bali’s 9 directional temples, but it definitely is truly worth visiting.

Taman Gili

Visitors to Taman Gili will discover the remains of the original palace of the Klungkung royal family. Tourists will also find interesting remnants such as the painted ceiling of the Kerta Gosa pavilion, which features classical wayang art.

Goa Lawah

Goa Lawah, or the Bat Cave, is crammed with thousands of bats which are mostly unseen during the day, but definitely not unheard of. The cave is actually part of a temple which is believed to lead all the way to Besakh, although no one has yet to fully verify it.

Kusamba Beach

Kusamba Beach is one of the most scenic spots in Klungkung, where tourists will find the coast lined with colourful fishing boats, and offers scenic views of the surrounding islands too. The area’s exotic tropical feel will also make visitors stay a little longer, so they can hang their feet up, and simply let loose! These are but a few of the many things to do and see in Bali, as well as in Klungkung!

3 Activities to Try for the First Time Bali Tourists

The numerous activities you could do in Bali, Indonesia will blow the minds of new visitors and long-time travelers. Bali is known to be deeply both spiritual and fun. Though Indonesia isn’t made up only of Bali, but first-timers can say it’s the first thing that comes to mind whenever Indonesia is mentioned.

For a first timer, deciding on what activities to do can sometimes be frustrating. If you’re staying only for a short while, you can let loose, stay fit, and explore. In fact, there are a lot of things to do and see in Bali for first timers like you. It’s only a matter of how you plan your stay there efficiently.

Here are some activities you could do:

DIVING IN TULAMBEN

There are a lot of places to dive in Bali. However, the best diving spot you could try out is in Tulamben. Here, you can see a shipwreck underwater that’s just 10-15 meters away from the beach. If diving isn’t you cup of tea, however, you could always do some snorkeling and a bit of free diving.

CLIMBING EITHER MOUNT BATUR OR MOUNT AGUNG

In Bali, you have two choices for mountain climbing; it can either be climb mount Batur or mount Agung. People usually hike these mountains before dawn so they could see the sunrise from the peak. You may think Bali is more on the tropical side with its beaches did you? Bali can also give you sights such as these.

VISIT THE ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK

Taro’s Elephant Safari Park is world renowned as the world’s best elephant park and it’s a must visit place for the first timers like you.

The park features amazing day trips that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and see these creatures up close. You can even ride these creatures and feed them with your own hands.

There’s also a museum you could visit, a buffet restaurant overlooking the lake, and a luxurious safari-styled lodge for extended stays.

These are just some of the activities you could do at some of the tourist attractions in Bali, Indonesia. There are a lot of them to be mentioned in one article. However, if you want to try them all, you can freely explore and experience what Bali has to offer you, a first time tourist.

4 Simple Activities You Can Do in Bali, Indonesia on a Tight Budget

Whether it is your honeymoon, a dedicated nature trip, or simply a family vacation, Bali, Indonesia is a great place to spend your free time in. Known as a paradise on Earth, Bali deserves the world-wide fame it has now. Considering that most of the island is now commercialized, still, the island fought through the test of time and maintained some of its treasures.

However, if you’re one who’s on a budget, here are some things to do and see in Bali:

LEARN HOW TO SURF

Bali has been known as a top destination for professional and beginner surfers since the 1930s. Since Bali has a lot of beaches to choose from, it’s easy for you to find a coach. There are surf shops that charges lesser than the standard price but guarantee that you’ll learn from a pro.

EXPLORE THE HINDU TEMPLES

It’s a known fact that Indonesia is the most populated Islamic country, but the Hindu culture is at large here too. With templesa scattered all around the area, you’ll be getting this experience for free. In addition, you can learn more about Bali’s culture.

VOLCANO TREKKING

You can freely visit any of the volcanoes without having to spend any money. Or you can opt for a local tour guide who charges by the day. They can give you a breathtaking experience from some of the hidden secrets in the vicinity of every volcano you visit.

EXPERIENCE BALI CULTURE

The best way to experience the country for free is visit the local Hindu temples, observe the people, and see the wildlife. This way you get to experience Bali without having to worry about your budget.

These are just some things you can do on tourist attractions in Bali, Indonesia. Overall, your budget shouldn’t be a hindrance if you want to enjoy and live your life to the fullest. If you have a little bit too spare on fun, then don’t hesitate to spend your money on that.

3 Tips and Tricks for First-Time Bali Visitors

Bali, Indonesia – The top vacation destination that’s mostly recommended by a lot of people just gotten better. It’s a place where you can fall in love and feel the love. The peaceful, not to mention breathtaking, atmosphere makes this place a fun vacation spot for couples and tourists alike. With features like that, you’ll surely want to make Bali a place where you can tie the knot with your loved one.

But wait, for first timers in the city, there are still other things to do and see in Bali. There are also famous malls and markets that cater to your shopaholic diseases and beaches where you can kick back and relax. Not to mention the sight of the holy temples makes you feel peaceful and relaxed. Indeed, Bali is a place where you can experience practically everything.

However, if you are the person who is new to Bali, you may want to tone down on the excitement. Just like visiting any other places, there are a few things you need to consider when visiting Bali. Here’s a list of what you need to fully equip yourselves:

WEATHER CHANGES

Rainy seasons range from October to April and May to September for the dry season. You may want to have a rain check on your selected date before travelling.

LUGGAGE CONCERNS

Since Bali is right near the equator, pack clothes that are naturally light and breathable. Also, don’t forget to bring sunscreen that has a sun protection formula (SPF) that ranges 30+ above. Finally, keep an insect repellant and a first aid kit handy, you may never know when an accident may strike.

CHOOSING YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Bali houses a lot of places for you to stay, from the basic ones to the five-star hotels. If you’re on a tight budget, better look for a place that fits with your preference. If you’re free from restraints, then go all out and book a room in a high-end hotel.

These are just the basic Bali travel tips and advice, but you know the saying, basics can take you to greater distances. Now that you’re fully equipped, get ready and embrace the fun and excitement that only Bali can give you. Book your flight now and experience peace and fun at Bali, Indonesia.

The Top 3 Must Visit Places In Bali, Indonesia

You’ll often hear people say that Bali is too overrated, quite touristy and/or not worthy of visit. Well, it actually depends on how you would enjoy the place. Bali is definitely popular in its own right, and you’ll surely love its people, food, culture and tradition.

Regardless of the time that has passed and places that have grown, there are still a lot of things to do and see in Bali.  Especially during peak season, you’ll enjoy the various little businesses dotted around to cater tourists – one of the many reasons to love Bali.

Here are top three (3) must visit places enough to pique your interest.

Uluwatu Temple – PuraLuhur

Have you watched the movie “Cliffhanger?” This place is somewhat similar to a scene from that movie – a large rugged limestone cliff with a temple perched on it. It is located in the island commonly known as Bukit Peninsula, where Bali’s few best beaches are situated.

The temple’s structure is majestic, constructed and expanded by several famous safes since the 11th century. It’s perched at the steep cliff of 70 meters above the Indian Ocean. If you go to the cliff’s higher grounds, you will be rewarded with breathtaking sceneries like sunsets.

PuraTana Lot

It is considered as one of the magnificent rock formations that lays as foundation of popular pilgrimage temples in Bali. It is famous for its serenity and cultural significance as it is associated with Balinese mythology. Visit PuraTana Lot during low tide and you’ll experience walking across the water to the temple.

Dolphin Sightings at Lovina

In Bali Indonesia hotels resorts are abundant with multi-cultural shows and events. However, if you are fond of dolphins, Lovina is the right place for you. It is one of the best places in the world to do dolphin sighting on a boat trip.
Usually, you’ll leave the beach at dawn to seek for dolphins. Although it might be crowded with tourists, the trip is worth it especially when you see a number of dolphins happily jumping.