Welcome to Lombok, Indonesia
A paradise on earth for anoyne who loves the natural beauty of the beach. This place is like Bali before, but not commersialized as Bali. Tanjung A’an beach is a beautiful beach which is also very exotic, and it has two types of sand. Which is separated only by a single reef.
Where is Lombok ?
Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesse Suna Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. Lombok is 30 minutes flying from Bali.
What to see and do in Lombok ?
First of all, the Tanjung A’an beach. It is located in the south of the island of Lombok. You can enjoy the crystal clear water, white sand, and magnificent view on the hills along the coast.
Sendang Gile Waterfall is located in the forest village of Senaru, Bayan District of North Lombok. The way to the waterfall takes about to three hours, but it is worth it. On the way, you will see the exotic sight of Pusuk Green Mountain. The waterfall is a must see when you visit Lombok. It’s such a stunning scenery of the nature.
Narmada Park serves as a place of worship and ritual of the Hindus. The park is located in the Village Lembuah, District Narmada, West Lombok regency, about 10 km east of Mataram.
The 2-hectare park was built in 1727 by the king of Mataram Lombok, Anak Agung Ngurah Karangasem,as an alternative site for the Rinjani Pakelem ceremony held every full moon Çaka fifth year. Because that’s still storing historical value, which attracts tourists to come visit.
Kuta Lombok beach is located in South of Lombok. This beach has meanders of white sand to which the blue sea comes and goes adding to this beauty is the surrounding lush green hilly area. In this area that has not been touched by modern touches, so you can enjoy the natural beauty of Kuta Beach.
Pura Lingsar is the most holiest temple in Lombok. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, and nestled beautifully in lush rice fields, it’s multidenominational, with a temple for Balinese Hindus (Pura Gaduh), and one for followers of Lombok’s mystical take on Islam, the Wektu Telu religion.
Pura Meru is the largest and second-most important Hindu temple on Lombok. The inner court has 33 small shrines and three thatched, teak-wood meru (multitiered shrines). The central meru, with 11 tiers, is Shiva’s house; the meru to the north, with nine tiers, is Vishnu’s; and the seven-tiered meru to the south is Brahma’s.
Gunung Rinjani (3726m) is Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano. The mountain has climatic significance. Its peak attracts a steady stream of swirling rain clouds, while its ash emissions bring fertility to the island’s rice fields and tobacco crops, feeding a tapestry of paddies, fields, and cashew and mango orchards. The official website for the park, has good maps, info and a useful section on reported scams by dodgy hiking operators. You can book multi-day, guided tours to the Crater Lake and even to the top at all touristy spots.
Mayura Water Palace is built in 1744. This palace includes the former king’s family temple, a pilgrimage site for Lombok’s Hindus on 24 December. You can get a slight sense of history here, but unfortunately it has become a neglected public park with a polluted artificial lake.
Also, see the spectacular sights from Gili T’s hill.
Sengiggi, most tourists arrive in Senggigi because many hotels are located over here. It’s also great for going out at night or eating.
Pusuk Monkey Forest it’s were you find the so-called monkey forest, named after the numerous wild monkeys in the jungle and near the street.
Unfortunately, many places on Lombok are still untouched, but it’s a place for you. You can be the first to see and explore some new corners. Lombok offers many empty and often isolated dream beaches, friendly and interesting people, tasty food and fantastic nature. If you want some place like Bali, or more beautiful, with less people, visit Lombok.