Kintamani is a cooler mountainous region of Bali where growing fruit and vegetables is the main horticultural activity. The main attraction for travelers is located around Lake Batur where Penelokan provides the first spectacular view of this Crater Lake, set in a vast volcano caldera. The Kintamani area has some of the best scenery to be found anywhere in Bali. Located twenty-three kilometers north of Bangli.
Here is the place where you can escape from the crowded city atmosphere A climb to the summit of Mount Batur, still an active volcano, to watch the sunrise is an unforgettable experience for more energetic travelers. Further along the rim of the caldera is Pura Ulun Danau Batur, the second most important temple in Bali and the lake is surrounded by Mount Batur and Mount Sanghyang. The district is the earliest known kingdom in Bali, dating from the tenth century.
The evenings get cool up here but it's well worth the stay overnight to climb the volcano and watch the sunrise. Kintamani also renowned for Trunyan Village where dead bodies or corpses are not buried but just laid down on the ground under a Taru Menyan, Menyan Tree. The tree is believed to absorb a bad smells and instead, produce fragrant smells.