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Gumang Hill  

by on Monday, 16 August 2010No Comment | 1,062 views

Gumang Hill is situated in Bugbug village, on the road between Candidasa and Amlapura in Karangasem Regency. This hill overlooks the majestic Mount Agung on the north and Lombok strait on the east. During a favorable weather Mount Rinjani and the island of Lombok can be seen from this hill. Gumang Hill is not a tourist resort,so there is no such a thing as entrance fee.


The peak of Gumang hill can be reached just by 40 minutes hiking and climbing from the road on the foot of the hill. On the peak of the hill you can find an old temple that is called Pura Bukit Gumang by the locals. This temple is guarded by a band of monkeys that not just roaming the temple precinct but also the forest on the slope of the hill, and sometimes they can be found searching for food on the shrines on the foot of the hill.

Gumang Hill has a great mount Agung and ocean view during the daytime, but the best panorama Gumang hill has to offer can be seen early in the morning. Yes, the view of sunrise from this hill is superb especially during the dry season (late in April up to early in October) but for the sunrise I recommend you to climb this hill around July and August.

Hunting a snapshot of sunrise from the peak of this hill is quite an adventure. There is no camping site on the peak of the hill so you have to climb the hill early in the morning (around 5 AM) in order to get to the top of the hill right in time for the sunrise. The best spot for capturing the sunrise is on the east side of the peak, right on northeast side of the temple.

The beauty of the views that you can see from the peak of Gumang is worth every ordeal you take in climbing this hill. Just take a look on the pictures to see what I mean.

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