Lava boils from the earth as well, and the two largest volcanoes, Ganung Batur (foreground) and Ganung Agung (in the distance) are the holiest places on the island. All temples on Bali face Agung.

I talked Monica into climbing Ganung Batur in the dark the morning of my birthday so that we could watch the sun rise from up there. She hasn't forgiven me yet for this stunt, but she does agree it was a tremendous place to be.