The splendors of Lake Batur in the Bangli regency of Bali are unveiled from 20th to 22nd September as The Lake Batur Festival 2013 takes place. The event is organized for the second time by the regional government of Bangli in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
This year, Lake Batur Festival will be enlivened with cultural activities, among which is the colossal Dance Ketangin Danau, involving 130 dancers. This dance expresses the exuberance of the people around Lake Batur. The Festival will also feature popular musicians. An exhibition of various products made of bamboo will also adorn the festival.
Furthermore, various competitions such as canine agility and a dog fashion show, boat races, penjor decorations competitions, gebogan, beleganjur, fun bike, and trekking will also be held. Additionally, a culinary festival featuring traditional foods and fruits typical of the Kintamani area and a fruit carving competition will enliven this exciting event. There will also be a photography competition themed on the beauty of Kintamani which involves 147 participants from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Makassar.
Lake Batur has been established as Member of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network.
Batur is also the name of the village located in North Penelokan, Kintamani District, Bali. Since 1926, this prosperous village at the foot of Mount Batur has been much admired by artists inspired by its natural splendor. Batur is one of Bali's attractions endowed with enchanting beauty and panorama, especially of Mount and Lake Batur. The cool air in this area makes it a popular holiday destination.
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