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North Bali Regent Declares Large Hotel Projects are NOT welcome in North Bali

The Regent of Bali’s northernmost Buleleng Regency has announced that he will not grant building permits to hotels wishing to build in the traditional village areas of Munduk in the Banjar sub-district. 

NusaBali reports that the Regent’s pronouncement was made to protect the economic interests of local villagers and in order to preserve the natural charms of the Munduk area. 

Foreign tourists are increasingly attracted to the agricultural setting of Munduk, a fact demonstrated by the growing number of local inns and home stays being established in the area.  

Current data reveals that there are now 214 accommodation rooms in operation in Munduk, most owned and operated by local families in the form of “pondok Wisata” and home stays 

The Regent of Buleleng, Agus Suradnyana, said he will not allow large-scale investment in the Village of Munduk and has no interest in granting permission to accommodation providers wishing to build hotels with more than 50 rooms.

Suradnyana said that the Village of Munduk has a high “spiritual vibration,” provided by nearby Lake Tamblingan, that must be preserved.

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