Mount Agung is a mountain on Bali, Indonesia. This volcano is the highest point on the island, dominating the surrounding area and even influencing the climate. The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green while the east dry and barren.
The Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Mount Agung.
Mount Agung erupted last year and prior to that in 1963-1964 so is still quite active, with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical, despite the existence of the large crater.