Introducing Danau Bratan Area
Approaching from south Bali, you gradually leave the rice terraces behind and ascend into the cool, often misty mountain country around Danau Bratan. Candikuning is the main village in the area, and has the important and picturesque temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Munduk anchors the region with fine trekking to waterfalls and cloud-cloaked forests and at nearby Danau Tamblingan.
The choice of accommodation near the lake is limited because much of the area is geared towards domestic, not foreign, tourists. On Sundays and public holidays the lakeside can be crowded with courting couples and Toyotas bursting with day-tripping families. But Munduk has many excellent inns.
Wherever you go, you are likely to see the tasty local strawberries on offer. Note that it is often misty and can get chilly up here.