Gunung Agung – Balis Holy Mountain

Gunung Agung, no other mountain is from such significance to the Balinese culture than him. It is believed that Gunung Agung is an exact replica of Mount Meru, (‘The Holy Mountain’, the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes in the Hindu and Buddhist Cosmology), it’s the central axis of the universe. The 3142-m-high mountain, situated in the east of the island, contains a steep-walled, 500-m-wide, 200-m-deep crater. The volcano is still active, his last eruption occured in 1963, after beeing inactive for 120 years.

SORN Contributor Stephane visited Bali and its distinctive volcanic landscape.

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