Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Batur Volcano, Bali Indonesia

When JS informed that we are visiting the amazing and beautiful Volcano of Bali - Mt Batur

Monkey was ecstatic!!!
the thought of being so near to something so dangerous thrills me :P
it was almost a 2 hours journey
*well Bali is not that small ok*

located on the northern part of the island
our transport had to climb up to about 5000 ft above sea level
so the temperature that was quite chilly~~~~~

that's the summit of Batur Volcano with another baby of its next to it
we were very far away actually
notice those black lava there?
the terrain here is so different
the crater!!!!
I was already so amazed at the beauty of it and got even more O_O after JS educated me more about this volcano
*he is Mr-know-it-all mar :P*

this was the smaller crater inside an even LARGER crater
the actual diameter of the larger crater is about 13 KM and is the world LARGEST and most BEAUTIFUL
sorry couldn't snap pic of the TOTAL place for u folks
the above pic is actually the edge of the LARGER crater difficult to explain....
let's do some educational illustration here
back in 23,000 BC *gawd wat dinousaur age is tat?*
Mt Batur was so high, about 12,467 feet
as compared to Mt Agung
*Mt Agung is now the highest volcanic mountain in Bali and stands at 10,308 feet*
then a huge massive eruption took place and created a huge crater
as illustrated above...
another gazillion dinosaur years later....another eruption created a smaller crater inside the HUGE CRATER
*can u spot the tip of another Volcano mountain inside the crater?*
**that was where we were**

so the HUGE crater is now a lake....
with the smaller one in the middle still very much alive and last eruption took place in 1999 and 2000.
with its numerous eruptions every few years and then have created more smaller volcanic mountain
so there's now Mt Batur I, Batur II, Batur III
as tourists, we got to do this :P
evidence that we've been here...kekekekeke

we were actually under-dressed coz it's COLD~~~~~~
we went to this place for lunch and dined with an amazing view :)))
forgotten the restaurant's name :P
but food was edible only and for JS.....he was like "GAH do u even call that food?"
kekekkekeke so u can notice his "tortured" look on the above pic :P

Off topic:
Mr. JS leaving on a jet plane again this week for his photography excursion
to beautiful Urumqi *very near to Silk Road and Mongolia*
*it made it to the Guinness Books of Record as the MOST REMOTE CITY FR THE SEA IN THIS ENTIRE WORLD*

so nice~~~~~~
*actually it's work related trip somehow he can turned this trip to leisure :P*

yes I know ppl actually ask if JS is a cook/chef/photographer?
he's neither....:P he's an engineer and entrepreneur so go figure
*and yes I'm still a Monkey hehehehehehe*


js said...

So where did all the dinosaurs n Godzillas went to???
My theory....... Ultraman killed them all :)))

licheng said...

once monkey, always monkey.

Ultraman..haha..yeah he used his 'Ultra Attack Beam' to zap them all :P

CHER-RY said...

ishhhh apa nie cerita Ultraman aka ham tan chiu yan popped out?