Munduk area in the north of Bali

  • Amazing views from Munduk Moding PLantation
  • Cultural sights in Bedugul
  • Temple along the lake

Temple along the lake

Some of Munduk Moding Plantation guests never leave their villa, and we don’t blame them when they’re getting such a high level of luxurious service and everything they could ever want at a moment’s notice. But we encourage all guests to take advantage of all the outdoor activities surrounding them in Munduk area while staying at Munduk Moding Plantation.
Just imagine the feeling of exploring some undiscovered places on the beautiful island of the Gods and getting a taste of the fresh mountain air, dazzling mountain scenery and magnificent scenic beauty.

Munduk, despite its scenic viewpoints, easy driving and rolling mountains is one spot in Bali that is not visited frequently compared to other areas of Bali. Off the beaten track and away from the rush of south Bali, Munduk and its surrounding area are a little gem that is well worth exploring. There are so many things to do in Munduk that you can easily spend a couple of days in the area without falling short of distractions. Arriving on the road above the lake, the opportunities for stunning photos are endless! A lot of little cafés alongside the road have created their own viewpoint with small bamboo lookout structures that will allow you to get amazing shots.

The Munduk region is home to several mountain lakes. Apart from Danau Beratan (the one with the temple) there are Danau Buyan and Danau Tamblingan, also known as twin lakes, both located in the caldera of Bedugul volcano, now extinct. Lakes are surrounded by mountain ranges, one of them is known as a Wanagiri Hidden Hill, and is a truly beautiful bite of Bali. The twin lakes dazzle the visitors due to their natural beauty and their quiet and peaceful atmosphere. All along the way around the lakes, there are viewpoints with wonderful views of both lakes, which are perfect for taking some amazing pictures for memories.

The Island of a Thousand Temples

There is a reason why they call Bali ‘the island of a thousand temples’! No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one of Bali’s temples. There are over 20,000 Pura (temple in Balinese language) in Bali at last count, a widespread marker of Bali’s exuberant culture. Ancient Bali temples dot the highlands and coasts, boasting magnificent centuries-old architecture. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a historical sight you probably have already seen before even setting foot in Bali. You’ll
find the Ulun Danu Beratan temple at 1239 m above sea level on the shores of the volcanic Lake Beratan just a short 20min drive from Munduk Moding Plantation. Together with Ulun Danu Batur in Batur village this temple is one of the most important water temples on the island and she belongs to the 9 directional temples on Bali which means she had to be built in a very special place.

The temple is dedicated to the goddess Ida Batara Dewi Ulun Danu, also called the goddess of fertility since Lake Beratan provides water for the numerous rice fields which together with the subak make Bali such a unique place. There is a reason why they call Bali ‘a dream island destination and heaven on earth’! The sunrises in Bali are spectacular and something not to be missed! Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is one of those places you will never be disappointed getting up early. In the early morning, the water is still, and the sun slowly rises over the mountains behind the temple. A thin mist rises from the lake and hangs in the air, surrounding the temple, giving it a somewhat surreal appearance.

In addition to the “MMP Experience Programme” which is included in your room price, there are a number of exciting activities which the resort can arrange for you. Take some time to absorb the beautiful nature that surrounds Munduk resort. Their team has prepared a selection of enriching excursions and activities.
There is something for everyone that will enrich your vacation and leave you with more than just photographic memories. Embark on a journey of discovery and savour the raw appeal of nature with your next stay at Munduk Moding Plantation.

Find out more about Munduk Moding Plantation here: https://www.mundukmodingplantation.com/experience 

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more then fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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