Kintamani is a sub-district in Bangli Regency, Bali Province, Indonesia. Kintamani Volcano View is also a natural scenic tourist area in Bali, Indonesia. The tourism potential of this area is the unique and amazing view of the mountainous area that can be seen from Batur Village, Penelokan, Kintamani. From Penelokan we can see amazing views a combination of Mount Batur and a stretch of black rocks with Lake Batur in the shape of a blue crescent moon in a caldera which tourists say is the most beautiful caldera in the world.
According to the late Drs. I Nyoman Singgin Wikarman (Figure, fan of ancient literature from Kintamani Bangli sub-district) argues that word Kintamani is come from word Cintamani is a term from the Sanskrit language found in Veda which means "something that can give birth and mental happiness, wahya adhyamitka, (Bhukti Mukti), so it is natural that the King Singha Mandhawa gave permission to the monk to build a hermitage on Cintamani Hill, because it was believed and felt that this place could bring happiness to those who occupied it. This has been proven until now if there are residents who have lived in Kintamani Village for a long time, they will be reluctant to return to their home areas.
The tourist attraction in Kintamani Volcano View is the view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur, whose views can be seen from Penelokan, where the view that is presented is really very beautiful. Mount Batur is an active volcano, located northwest of Mount Agung, the mountain has a caldera measuring 13.8 x 10 km and is one of the largest in the world (van Bemmelen, 1949). The height of the caldera embankment ranges from 1267 m - 2152 m (peak of Mt. Abang).
Inside caldera I is formed caldera II which is circular with a diameter of approximately 7 km. The base of caldera II is located between 120 - 300 m lower than the Kintamani Steps (base of Caldera I). Inside the caldera, there is a crescent-shaped lake that occupies the southeastern part of about 7.5 km long, 2.5 km maximum width, about 22 km in circumference and about 16 km2 in area which is called Lake Batur.
The Mount Batur caldera is thought to have been formed as a result of two major eruptions, 29,300 and 20,150 years ago. Mount Batur has erupted many times, The eruption of Mount Batur which has been recorded in history began in 1804 and the last eruption occurred in 2000. Since 1804 to 2005, Mount Batur has erupted 26 times and the most devastating occurred on August 2 and ended 21 September 1926.