Mountbaturtrekking.net – Mount Batur Bali finally recognized as the first World Geopark in Indonesia archipelago. Mount Batur Bali become first Geopark in Indonesia announced by UNESCO (Organization for education, Science, and culture of the United Nations) on September 22nd September 2012.
This area announced a day earlier by the UNESCO before Global Geoparks Bureau. The decision is the result of the confrere The 11th European Geoparks Conference held at Arouin Arouca, Portigueeese on 19 September to 21 September 2014.
On 22nd of September 2012 another three new site beside Mount Batur, The Bakony-Balaton in Hungary, The Geological and Mining Park in Catalonia Spain and the mountain in Jiangxi province China. Therefore, Global network of Geopark has had 91 sites located in 27 countries all around the world.
Geopark is a region or geological heritage sites that has a value of ecological and cultural heritage and serves as a conservation area, education and sustainable development. Geopark announcing in the Council of the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), an agency formed by UNESCO who heldt every two years.
Batur Global Geopark Bali is the area of Mount Batur who nested in Kintamini district, it known as the active one volcano in the Island beside of Mount agung. Mount Batur has elevation 1,717 meters above sea level and also has a huge beautiful Caldera, called Batur caldera. The caldera of Mount Batur is formed by two huge eruptions occur at 20,150 and 29,300 years ago. In the east slope of Mount Batur nested the biggest lake in Bali, Lake Batur. The length of the lake is about 7.5 km and to 2.5 km with about 16 km2.
As people known, Mount Batur is part of Pacific ring of fire and became one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, it recorded since 1804 26 times erupted. Determination Mount Batur as Global Geopark is inseparable from the unique geological landscape and beautiful scenery. The uniqueness and beauty area especially the views offered made these places announced as Global Geopark.
Moreover, Mount Batur also famous as a site for stunning sunrise in the Island, lately over 200 people climb mount Batur every day for sunrise and explore the beauty of Global Geopark Batur. If you iterating to do mount Batur sunrise trekking you can click the beli bellow!
The Council of the Global Geoparks Network on 2012 in Portugal has been a milestone of story establishment Mount Batur Bali becomes first Geopark in Indonesia. Beside of that, Indonesia also prospose some area such as Lake Toba (North Sumatra), Merangin (Jambi), mount Rinjani (NTB), Raja Ampat (Papua), and the region of Kars Sewu (Central Java) Global Geopark, hopefully in future Indonesia able to add Global Geoprak recognition by UNESCO.