Meditation on a Volcano – Mt Agung – Bali

Villa Sidemen and Mt Agung, Sidemen, East Bali, January 2018

It seems that Mt Agung in Bali has quietened down since our visit in Dec/Jan this image was taken from the Villa we stayed in Sidemen in East Bali during that visit, it was 10 km from Mt Agung so I had time to sit and watch the moods and weather changes move over the Volcano. Hence I have a lot of images of Mt Agung and her many moods.

A post on the Villa Sidemen will be up next week on the blog ….below is a little bit about the Volcano that caused so much heartache to the people of Bali.

Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a volcano in Bali, Indonesia, southeast of Mt Batur volcano, also in Bali. Gunung Agung stratovolcano is the highest point on Bali. It dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mt Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok, to the east, although both mountains are frequently covered in clouds.

Balinese believe that Mt Agung is a replica of Mt Meru, the central axis of the universe. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung.[4]

Gunung Agung is an active volcano, with a large and deep crater that occasionally emits smoke and ash. The last major eruption was in 2017, which is currently active.[5]

Eruptions
1843 eruption
1963–64 Eruption
2017 seismic activity and eruption

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