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Wood Carvers and a View of Mount Batur Volcano

Beautiful Wood Art Photo, Bali, Indonesia

The village of Mas lies on the main road, 20 km to the north of Denpasar and 6 km before Ubud. The village is known for its wood carvers. We’ve seen many wood carvers throughout our travels but these are some of the best. We fell in love with a wall hanging of an intricately carved forest scene with elephants and gods. But after much discussion we decided against it as we were unsure which wood was used. Canada has very strict laws regarding importing exotic wood. One thing to note is the various colours have to do with the shade of shoe polish being used. Don’t pay extra for "mahogany" or "ebony".

Kintamani Volcano and Lake Batur

It is about 2PM when we arrive in Kintamani . We’re lucky to have a clear view of the volcano called Mount Batur. It is often lost in the clouds. The last time it erupted was in the 1960’s and the path of volcanic ash can still be seen . We’re told that smoke is visible in the evenings , reminding all of its imminent powers.

The clear blue waters of Lake Batur making the whole scene quite breathtaking and highlight the volcano in the distance. Lake Batur, an old crater of Mount Batur is the largest freshwater lake in Bali.

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