Bali is well-known for its paradise-like coastline, rice paddies, and powerful waterfalls. The mountains of Bali is where the real beauty of this island is hidden. Munduk is a quiet, cooler, green region, in the north of Bali far from the packed streets of Seminyak and Canggu. It is common to take a day trip to here but spending a few nights allows you to experience all the things to do in Munduk, Bali.

1. Bath in the waterfalls of Munduk

North Bali is the king of waterfalls with at least ten incredible waterfalls to visit that we know of. The Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Munduk Waterfall, and a couple more lesser-known all about a 30-min drive apart from each other. Or go even more extreme by a half-day tour to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfall.

2. Bali’s famous

Ulun Danu Bratan a temple built in Tamblingan Lake and arguably the most stunning temple of Bali. The water level around the temple rises and falls due to the region’s rainy climate giving it the temple its characteristics look.

The temple is incredibly picturesque and one of the main things to do in Bali, therefore it is recommended to plan a visit in the early morning. Entrance fee is 50,000 IDR (~ 3.5 USD)

3. Take a swing at the

A mountain range which is the start of the Munduk region offers quite an impressive view of two connecting lakes named the Twin Lake. Many viewpoints like bridges, swings, and cafes offer their panoramic view for a small fee. The swing showcased in the photos is named Wanagiri Swing.

4. Take a photo at the Handara Gate Bali

The main road that takes you up to Munduk passes an impressive looking gate. Believe it or not, this Bali gate is the entrance to a golf course. A picture with the gate and the impressive mountain backdrop is worth the stop but timing this stop can save you a lot of time.

Over the last few years, it has become extremely popular. There is a small entrance fee of 30,000 IDR (~ 2 USD). Time your visit in the early morning and you will have it pretty much to yourself but it’s recommended to wear a sweater as the region can be cold. This is the location on Google Maps.

5. The best infinity pool in Munduk

Munduk Moding Plantation is a hotel in the heart of a working coffee plantation offering a panoramic infinity pool view over the rolling hills of Bali. Besides this priceless view, the accommodation tucked away in the garden of fruits, vegetables, and herbs is fantastic to experience.

On a budget? There are affordable options in Munduk village and close to some great restaurants like Warung Dong Paloh and Warung Made.