main of tourism place on Lombok Island is Senggigi,
with white sandy beaches, small palm-fringed bays
and safe swimming areas, The point at central
Senggigi has good waves for surfers, There are
various foreign and local restaurants that offering
international and local foods, cafes and
entertainment venues. These all are available along
the main Senggigi road.
temple on rocky point which just into the sea. The
rock on which its seats has a natural hole, giving
the temple its name (which literally means Ďrock
with holeí. Being a Balinese Temple, itís oriented
toward Gunung Agung, Baliís holiest mountain, across
the Lombok Strait.
the royal Court of the former Balinese Kingdom and
Built in 1774 . it is located close to Pura Meru ,
the Biggest Balinese temple in Lombok . Both these
Tourist attractions are in Cakranegara.
Meru Temple, the largest temple in Lombok, is
situated on the town border between Mataram and
Cakranegara. The temple was constructed in the year,
1720 and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity of the
Hindus, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.
According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva or Lord Siwa is
the Destroyer of the Universe, Lord Vishnu is the
Preserver of the Universe and Lord Brahma is the
Creator of the Universe. Pura Meru Temple complex
has three courtyards, which have small Meru shrines,
but the shrines of the Holy Trinity are in the
central courtyard. For a somber and reverential
visit to this temple, spend some time in peace and
To understand why this temple complex was so
important in the Balinese scheme of things, one has
to understand the place of Mt. Rinjani in Indonesian
lives. This is one of the highest peaks in Indonesia
and an active volcano, the last time it erupted was
about two years ago. The mountain is very revered by
the locals and the crater lake, Seggara Anak Lake,
which is just below the rim is believed to have
healing powers, just as the numerous hot springs
which dot the slopes to the mountain. Here people
come from near and afar to offer offerings to the
majestic mountain and the lake in hope of a cure to
their various ailments. Legend has it that the aged
and ailing monarch found it difficult to climb the
mountain and offer his homage.
Narmada Taman Temple Complex lies at six miles east
of Cakranegara and was built in 1727 during the
reign of King Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Karang Asem. It
is situated near the famous Narmada Park. The
architecture of this temple is very interesting as
there is a mix of three distinct styles, Hindu,
Islam and Sasak. The whole outlay is a miniature of
the mountain and the crater lake. Narmada is a
sacred river in India and the temple in the complex,
Pura Kalasa, is still the center of Balinese
Pujawali celebration. Pura Kalasa is dedicated to
Lord Shiva. The whole complex is very beautiful and
you can spend some peaceful hours here but the
weekends see hordes of crowds. The visiting hours
are from seven in the morning to six in the evening.
Set in pleasant gardens, is noted for its bubling,
icy cold spring water and restored baths with ornate
Balinese carvings and it has one of the holiest
temple on Lombok.
Pura Lingsar Temple is Lombokís holiest temple and
it was built in 1714. It was built by the Balinese
when they first crossed over to the island, but it
was also reconstructed with the help of Sasak
Muslims as a symbol of unity. So this temple blends
Balinese Hindu religion and Wektu Telu religions in
one complex. Wektu Telu is the religion that was
practiced by the Lombok natives before Balinese
advent. Pura Lingsar Temple is interesting on quite
a number of counts. The Hindu temple is in the
northern section and the Wektu Telu is in the
southern section of the temple. The northern section
is on an elevated level than the southern section
and such differentiation will definitely make those
interested in Wektu Telu delve even deeper to find
answers to such riddles.
Pura Lingsar Temple, Lombok has a small temple pond.
This pond is enclosed and the temple is dedicated to
Lord Vishnu. The pond has innumerable holy eels
which cannot be seen with just leaning over the
water, they have to be lured out of their hidings
with fragments of hard boiled eggs. There are stalls
outside the temple selling eggs. To enter the temple
one has to wear a sarong or a sash, but it is
advisable not to enter any of the outer buildings.
This temple sees some joyous occasions. Perang Topat
is held in mid December every year, this is a ritual
battle where after the costumed parade, Hindus and
Wektu bombard each other with ketupat, that is,
sticky rice in coconut leaves. Therefore a mid
December visit to Lombok will allow one to be a
witness to such festivals.
site is about 10 km to the south of Mataram where
you can see the secondary activities of the local
people making a variety of clay pots and kitchen
implements such as clay firing stoves , clay water
keepers , etc in traditional style
only village which in west of Lombok where the
secondary activities of the local people are wood
KARANG BAYAN and
traditional village which is situated on the hill
side with a fresh and peaceful atmosphere , where
there are typical Sasak House : Bale Balak ( living
house) with a short door , thatched roof .
A two km walk passing through terraced rice field
provides a mountain view and the soft sound of
running river welcome you to stay in this town .
Basket items are made of mountain weed in
traditional style are available here.
south of of cakranegara , there is a traditional
weaving village . the pattern and colouring have
descended from mother to daughter for many
the many pottery villages in Lombok where clay pots
for everyday use , simple in design and primitive in
style are produced.
SADE , RAMBITAN
People Villages with their traditional hyperbolic
shape thatched huts supported by roughly hewn wooden
beams with wide strips of Bamboo interwoven to form
walls . Villagers still wear their traditional
KUTA BEACH and
TANJUNG AAN BEACH
A 10 km
magnificient deserted golden beach with green palm
leaves weave far behind offers an ideal and private
site to satisfy yourself with sea and sun ray.
Your vacation in Lombok would remain incomplete
without a visit to this beach.
located on the hill at the foot of mount Rinjani ,
every now and then in its mahogany forest , black
monkeys come out from their hiding places.
bamboo craft village is located in east of lombok .
Many kind of baskets , wallets and Bags made of
bamboo plaiting can be found here.
villages produces wood carvings in traditional style
, plaited rattan baskets and furniture's.
biggest fishermen village , situated in the South
East of Lombok .where the people go fishing by
simple outrigger boat with either lured fishing
lines or nets.
GILI NANGGU , GILI
AIR , MENO AND TRAWANGAN
islands with wonderful scenery and beautiful sea
garden and underwater life shore offshore with white
Itís true the gilies do have a lot of coral , thatís
why they have so much fish , and their blue coral is
famous in its
Own right .the gilies also have the odd wreck or two
and clear water and blue variety Ė but more than
3,500 species of fish is the real attraction.
SINDANG GILE and TIU
Senaruís best known attraction is the the Sindang
Gile Waterfall which attracts many thousands of
Indonesian and foreign visitors annually . Located
at about 600m above sea level . More adventurous , Senaruís second waterfall Tiu
Kelep is another hourís walk upriver from sindang
bracing fresh air rushes through the car window .You
are climbing , and soon at Senaru , the jump-of
point for Rinjani climbs and home to a rush of
out and touch the Mount Rinjani . this is beautiful
, especially when the rice fields that not long ago
were verdantly green but without human activity .Sembalun
invite you to put on a coat.
Rinjani on the island of Lombok stands at 3726 above
sea level . Both Balinese and the local Sasak
consider the volcanoes as sacred . in addition ,the
thermal hot pools that flow from its volcanic centre
are said to have immense healing properties.