Travelling has been the hobby or passion of many people in many countries and they want to explore different countries every time but as life goes on people run out of places to visit and keep searching for a place to spend a holiday, and that might be why you are viewing this content on the internet. So today I am going to tell you about an exotic place where I myself have experienced a wonderful time eith my family on our annual summer holiday.
Bali, an exotic island in the beautiful country of Indonesia, is where I went on my last summer holidays with my family and there I experienced a whole new meaning of the beauty of a landscape. Our destination in Bali was the Mount Agung or Gunung Agnung as the people of Bali call it. Well I will point some of the facts of the Mount Agung so that it can help you to understand more of its importance to the People of Bali. First of all Mount Angung is a stratovolcano, which means that it erupts occasionally in a certain period of time, it is 3,148 meters high. And the fact that it is the highest point in Bali makes it more interesting to visit. Mount Agung creates a mysterious barrier in which the western side of the mountain is green and full of vegetation. The mount Agung has last erupted between the year 1963 to 1964 and the massive volcano or mountain is still active. Mount Agung is normally covered with clouds which make it difficult to see the wondrous beauty and it is worth wide to visit this wonderful creation of god. The wonderful people of Bali believes that According to Hinduism and Buddhism the people of these religions believe that a mountain called Meru is the center of all things that exist in this universe, so the people of Bali describe Mount Agung as a imitation or it itself if a fragment of the Mount Meru, which was gotten by the Hindus who came to Bali.
As the population of Bali is only 3 million it is quiet a peaceful place to live and spend a wonderful vacation in. The most important place to visit near the Mount Agung is the PuraBesakih, a sacred temple of the Agama Hindu people, it is also known as The Mother Temple of Besakih, it was built in the 14th century and was positioned in the slopes of Mount Agung. The PuraBesakih consists of 22 shrines and is actually complex. The center of the several temples is the PuraPenataranAgung, which is also referred as the lotus throne, the people focuses most of the rituals here. Another place you might like to visit is the wonderful steps near the PuraPenataranAgung.
You can find many climbing guides up the Mount Agung and most of them seem difficult but actually it really very easy to climb compared to the other mountain but it is valuable once you have reached the peak. You have to start climbing the mountain many hours before dawn so you can experience the full beauty of the Views. The thing you have to take with you to the trip is Food, Water, warm clothes, waterproof clothes and a very bright flashlight. But sometimes many festivals are held and at that time the tourists are not allowed to climb mountain, this usually occurs in the month of April. You can either go to the west of Besakih or you can travel south from the PuraPasarAgung. The west of Besakih will take you about 6 to 7 hours and the south route to the top will take you about 3 to 4 hours. However the South route ends up to a 100m below the actual peak but the west of Besakih route will take you straight to the top of Mount Agung.
Mount Agung is referred to be the most sacred mountain to the Hindus because most of the Balinese people believe on the Holy Water religion, which is a party of the Hindus. The people there are quite friendly and helpful. The people there are quiet and peaceful and does not do harm to those who come to their country to spend a nice, peaceful, relaxing, luxurious vacation under the sun and sometimes in the fog near the great Mount Agung.