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Batur

Batur – Bali Batur is an enormous caldera, formed when an ancient volcano erupted and its top collapsed. Inside the caldera Lake Batur formed, from which the active volcano Mount Batur rose. The first documented eruption was in 1804 and the most recent was in 2000. The locals farm fish in the lake and grow …

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Pinggan

Pinggan – Batur, Bali Pinggan is a little village on the edge of the inner rim of the Batur Caldera and an increasingly popular spot to witness sunrise. The people of Pinggan grow all sorts of fruit and vegetables on the fertile soils of the Batur volcano.

Baduy – West Java

Baduy – West Java Less than 3 hours from bustling Jakarta lives a community isolated in time and space, as they’ve lived for hundreds of years. The Baduy, who call themselves Kanekes, are forbidden to adopt anything from the modern world and as a result their way of live has not changed in centuries. For the full …

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Bromo – East Java

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park The spectacular 800 square kilometres Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia, consists of the caldera of the ancient Tengger volcano and Java’s highest mountain, the active volcano Mount Semeru, also known as Mahameru (3,676 m). Inside the Tengger caldera, amidst a so-called sea of sand, laut pasir, five volcanoes have …

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Daratan – Selumbung, Bali

Daratan – Selumbung Bali, November 2016 The sacred Ngusaba Daratan ceremony in the Pura Puseh temple of Selumbung is one of my favourite ceremonies in Bali. Selumbung is a small traditional village in Karangasem, on the lower slopes of Gunung Agung, in East Bali. Men and women dance around with incense sticks and offers, dancing …

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