Munduk village, as the name refers munduk means summit and is true that this village is located on the top of the ridge of Bali mountain chain a place around 1000 meters above sea level. The condition of land surface of great plateaux is not good for all type of farming, yet creating beautiful panorama. At the village one can see magnificent views of the mountaneous area and at a corner above the village the beach of north west Bali is visible at a distance, a bit more up a bungalow is found among the farming area name Puri Lumbung. Travellers from France and Dutch normally spend 1 or 2 night at the bungalow before continuing their travel program.
The location of Munduk village is around 70 km from Denpasar through the route of Bedugul - Seririt - Lovina Beach, 45 km from Singaraja via Banjar, and 12 km from Lovina via Banjar. Before the village of Munduk around 1 km after Ngiring Ngawedang coffee roaster a sign of waterfall will be seen. From here one must walk to see the waterfall. There are 2 waterfall one is the Melanting and the other is Munduk waterfall. Melanting is smaller fall, while Munduk is around 15 meter fall. The parth to this area has a bit steep eleveation, one must be carefull to walk and it is more difficult during rainy season, as it can be sleepery. The enviroment of the this area is very relaxing and tranqualizing with its evergreen mountaneous and long distant sights.
Munduk seems to have been interesting places for Dutch functionaries in Bali, as there are many houses were built in the village which are still well preserved until today. Travelers can visit this houses without any entrance ticket, and even hire 1 night to sleep at the house to enjoy the service received by Dutch functionaries in the past. It was probably after taking over Banjar that Dutch found this village was so beautiful and built villas for overnight stay during certain days, and house fo controler of the colony.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description