After the Dutch took control of north Bali in the 1890s Munduk was established as a hill station and plantations of cocoa, coffee, vanilla and cloves were established.
The area grew as a popular retreat due to the cooler climate and even today you can still see a small number of Dutch buildings remaining in the area.
There are still plenty of plantations as well as the ever present rice fields and the area is now known as one of the most scenic trekking spots on Bali.
Being close to the three central lakes of Bratan (which is home to one of the island's most famous temples — Pura Ulun Danu Bratan), Buyan and Tamblingan, walks (or horse rides) will take you through farming areas and along hill ridges which boast amazing views over the lakes, countryside and even as far as Bali's north coast and the volcanoes on Java's east coast.
The region around Munduk provides an authentic feel of Bali and you may be lucky enough to time your visit to coincide with one of many local ceremonies which are a regular part of Balinese life.
Suggested itineraries featuring Munduk
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Munduk, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Munduk
- Lovina 9 miles away
- Medewi 21 miles away
- Ubud 21 miles away
- Tembok 26 miles away
- Bali 29 miles away
- Seminyak 29 miles away
- Pemuteran 31 miles away
- Sanur 31 miles away
- Jimbaran 36 miles away
- Candidasa 38 miles away
- Bukit Peninsula 39 miles away
- Lembongan Island 39 miles away
- Bali Barat National Park 42 miles away
- Ijen National Park 58 miles away
- The Gili Islands 68 miles away
- Senggigi 69 miles away
- Sire Beach 71 miles away
- Medana Bay 73 miles away
- Lombok 92 miles away
- Mount Rinjani 96 miles away
- Mount Bromo 148 miles away
- Malang 170 miles away
- Moyo Island 171 miles away
- Surabaya 175 miles away
- Tambolaka 296 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Munduk
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Munduk. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.