Munduk

Munduk is a remote town in the north of Bali set on a ridge running down from the northwestern rim of the Bedugul caldera. The ridge falls steeply on either side into the valleys below, where distant paddy and spice plantations create a spectacular scene both to the north and the south. The town itself is located approximately 800 meters above sea level, giving it slightly cooler and less humid weather than the lowlands on the coast. A place which away from bustle and hustle South Bali. Within Munduk it there isn’t much to see or do aside from taking in the amazing views of the surrounding landscape, but step out of town and a range of nature activities is there for the taking. The town was historically used by the Dutch colonial administration as a mountain retreat and some of the Old Dutch houses are still standing today. Most of the houses within the village are now private residences, but a couple of hotels have converted the houses into rooms for guests and their charm is a good enough reason to visit in itself. Most guesthouses and hotels in Munduk are able to arrange trekking within the local area and the nature reserve at Lake Tamblingan is a great spot to commence treks into the surrounding forest. Just north of Munduk town are Tanah Barak and Melanting waterfalls, which are excellent local attractions.

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