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Munduk is on a ridge, with one side reaching south over rice terraces and the other falling just as steeply away with views to the north coast and the seas beyond. This was the home of many weekend places for the Dutch, who came up from their administrative capital of Singaraja, and in town you can still see the evidence of colonial-era villas. The area is known for coffee as much as for walking. The main road runs right through the village.

If you are staying here or around, take a plantation tour to get an understanding not just of how the locals grow their individual crops, but also of the interdependence of each farmer on his neighbors, particularly those higher up the irrigation chain. Much of this interdependence is being protected by responsible development and leaders of the local community, for example the owner of Puri Lumbung. Most people that you ask will be happy to share their knowledge with you if they speak English.

A charming waterfall is at the top of the village; it takes about 20 minutes to walk down to and possibly 25 to get back up. It is impressive year-round, but even more so in the wet season. Clear signs on the road point the way, about two bends north of Puri Lumbung.

In comparison to much of the central mountains, the people here seem softer and more congenial, similar in characteristic to lowlanders. This might have something to do with the history of Dutch influence, as this village has long been accustomed to the comings and goings of foreigners.