Bukit Cinta features one of the best viewpoints on the island which overlooks the phenomenal Mount Agung volcano. This happens to be Bali’s highest and holiest peak that stands at whopping 3,031 meters above sea level.
If you’re an early bird like me and want to experience an unforgettable sunrise when visiting Bali, I highly recommend taking an early morning drive to this incredible Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint and I guarantee you won’t regret it.
I have put together this complete guide of Bukit Cinta Bali including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS BUKIT CINTA?
Bukit Cinta is located in Karangasem Regency in East Bali.
If you are heading out to East Bali, I would consider staying in Amed for a night or two which is just 30 minutes drive to the Mount Agung viewpoint.
From Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta, it’s approximately a 2.5-hour drive.
If you happen to be in Ubud, it’s a shorter drive of around 2 hours.
HOW TO GET TO BUKIT CINTA BALI?
I recommend renting a scooter and the drive to East Bali takes around 2.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
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Watching the sunrise
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BUKIT CINTA
When you arrive at the pin location on Google maps, the viewpoint is visible from the road, so you can’t miss it. I guarantee you will be in awe when you catch your first glimpse of Bali’s largest volcano, Mount Agung.
The Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint features a rolling hill, some banana trees, and a field of long grass which is the best spot to take photos of this incredible landscape.
If you have a drone camera, be sure to get it up in the air to capture some different angles of Mount Agung and the expansive rice fields in the foreground.
There are two tall palm trees at the bottom of the hill which frames Mount Agung volcano perfectly and ultimately makes for an epic drone shot. (see my image below).
Besides taking photos, there isn’t a whole lot more to do at this location other than marveling at the rays of light hitting the peak of Mount Agung as the sun rises in the east.
I hope these shots I took inspire you to go and experience an unforgettable sunrise in East Bali for yourselves.
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Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint
Enjoying the view
After you’ve enjoyed the sunrise, head back to the main road and drive north for another five to ten minutes to find another awesome viewpoint (shown in the image below) of Mt Agung.
This particular spot overlooks a vast valley of rice terraces and poppy fields with Mount Agung standing prominently in the backdrop!
The beautiful Mt Agung
Mount Agung viewpoint
The poppy fields
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Be prepared and make sure to pack some food and water if you plan to make the long drive out to East Bali. Be sure to take a few rest stops along the way as to not get fatigued.
The viewpoints and rice fields in East Bali are preserved by the local people in the villages. When visiting places like this, please respect the earth and the communities by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.
Do your bit and please take any rubbish that you may have with you and help preserve these locations so everyone can enjoy them.
Idyllic scenes in East Bali
WHERE TO NEXT?
Ubud is not too far away and boasts many amazing things to do such as rainforest yoga retreats, traditional arts and crafts, other-worldly rice terraces, raging waterfalls, monkey forests, and much more.
Ubud is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature for a few days away from the rat race. Whether you want to unwind and relax or adventure and explore, Ubud offers the best of both worlds.
Click on the links below to discover awesome things to do in Ubud:
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces
- Ubud Elephant Sanctuary
- 10 Best Restaurants In Ubud
- Yellow Waterfall
- Pura Lempuyang Temple
- Hideout Bali Jungle Villa
- Pura Lempuyang Temple
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
WHERE TO STAY IN EAST BALI
I would recommend spending a couple of days in the small coastal town of Amed when visiting East Bali. From Amed to the Mt Agung sunrise viewpoint it’s approximately a 30-minute drive.
Amed has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
LUXURY: VILLA BATU TANGGA
MID RANGE: BAYU COTTAGES
BUDGET: TITI SEDANA HOMESTAY
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