Interesting Place to Visit
in Lombok Island
interesting place to visit in Lombok island such as in
Southwest Lombok, South Lombok, West Lombok, North Lombok
and East Lombok.
Exploring the villages and its surrounding are interesting
choices to make while you are on holiday with your friends,
partners and family. It gives you a lot of experiences, new
atmospheres, and different sides’ life of the local people
with their cultures and traditions handed down from one
generation to another that you have never experienced in life.
Fabulous panoramas around the villages are visible as well. So
do not forget to bring your camera and some amount of money to
buy the local products for your beloved souvenirs…
1. Banyumulek is one of the pottery villages and noted
for its indigenous clay is being made and known throughout
International art world for the enormous elaborately decorated
pots. Wandering the streets and seeing the pottery being made
and fired using traditional methods. And also making a short
visit to see the products being decorated and finished by hand
on the back of workshops.
2. Lembar Harbor is just about 20 Km south of Mataram
and the main harbor for public ferries to make the crossing to
Padang Bai Harbor. This huge natural harbor is surrounded by
hills and great scenery.
3. Sekotong is just 45 Km south of Mataram and it is
recognized for new tourism area after Kuta, it has a
picturesque panorama with large calm bay, white sandy beach
and turquoise water. The surrounding sea is filled with
colorful marine life.
4. Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak and Gili Tangkong are
sparsely inhabited with their white sand beaches, sparkling
clear water peppered with swaying palm trees. They are perfect
places to swim, snorkel and relax.
1. Sukarara is one of the weaving villages about 5 KM
to the west of Praya heading south to Kuta and has bustling
weaving industry which still employs the skills handed down
from one generation to another. Also visitors are offered the
opportunity of trying the hand at weaving gedogan using simple
This traditionally trained villager produces wide range of
fine woven cloths, using cotton, silk or gold and silver to
make their genuine designs for which Lombok is now popular.
2. Rambitan and Sade are two traditional sasak villages
sitting between the roadside and the rice fields. Offering you
to see a glimpse of life especially traditional thatched
architectural design of dwellings and the soaring roofs.
3. Kuta Beach is just 45 KM south of Cakranegara and
famous for its impressive white sandy beach and great surfing
also a good base for exploring the alluring the southern
coastline. There is a good variety of accommodation as of
home-stays and the mid-range bracket to luxurious Novotel. The
people of Lombok call this pristine beach “ Putri Nyale”.
Every year in the 10th month of the Sasak Calender (February
or March), The Bau Nyale Ceremony is held where the local
people gather together at night to catch sea worms by
torchlight while singing traditional poetry called “ Pantun”.
4. Mawun Beach, further to the west, nestled Mawun
Beach sitting between two hills offering stunning view,
pristine white sand, clear blue water and great wave to surf
5. Tanjung A’an is nestled on a cape to east of Kuta
Beach. It is an amazing white sandy beach with turquoise blue
water and therefore its perfect place to sunbathe and swim.
1. Lingsar Temple: the most sacred Hindu temple belongs
to Muslim Wektu Telu, Buddhist and Hindus built in 1714. It
was initially based on the prevailing animist beliefs of the
time where the animist statues could be seen today. This
temple has two holy shrines where the three believers come
together to send a prayer for prosperity, fertility, rain,
health and success. Perang Topat is an annual festival held at
Lingsar featuring a ritualized war with rice cakes which
serves as an offering to God.
2. Narmada Temple: It is just 10 km east of Cakranegara
and is the Royal Kingly Garden with holy water which has a
pool in a shape of Segara Anak Lake on top of Mount Rnjani
built in 1727.
3. Suranadi Temple: It is just a few kms north of
Narmada and is the oldest and holiest of Balinese Temples in
the island founded by Javanese Priest in the 16th –century by
the name of “Danghyang Nirartha”. It is ritually used for
bathing and locally regarded as the place to obtain holy water
for Hindu Cremations. You also can see holy heels living in
the pool by feeding them boiled eggs purchased at a nearby
4. Mayura: Royal Floating Court of Balinese Kingdom
which was built in 1744 and formerly used by the Hindu Lords
as both a judicial court and a meeting place, surrounded by
Balinese and sasak statues, making up a unique blend of two
cultures and tradition.
1. Pusuk: a preservation forest which becomes a home to
many monkeys, most of them are not afraid of coming closer to
visitors. This area is ideal for short walks in the hills and
valleys with glistening clear cool streams. Before getting to
Pusuk, its recommended to buy peanut in nearby local market
2. Gunung Sari: a village which produces bamboo crafts
and has been recognized by the national and international art
works for its good quality bamboo.
3. Sire Beach: is further north past Tanjung where a
tiny sign-posted road branches right off from the main road
and takes to white sandy beach with good snorkeling around the
nearby coral reef. There are sunning view across to the Gilis
and Bali Beyond and this site is also for the Kosaido Golf
Course offering a unique, challenging and world class
experience for golfers of all levels.
4. Sendang Gile Waterfall lies on Senaru and becomes
among Lombok’s most spectacular and the short walk down to
waterfall offers dramatic natural scenery and some irrigation
and channel crossings. Accommodations and restaurants are
located near the entrance to Sendang Gile Waterfall. The next
waterfall called “ Tiu Kelep where its water is refreshingly
cool for swimming. It is believed that if one Climbs up rocks
to the hidden cave behind the falls for every pass behind the
waterfall, you take a year off your age.
5. Senaru is an area to be starting point for climbing
up Lombok’s Famous Volcano “Rinjani” which is the second
highest volcano in Indonesia attracting thousands of trekkers
and climbers around the globe annually.
1. Masbagik Village is just 56 KM east of Mataram and
known for its best quality pottery with unique designs and its
production mostly shipped off to European Countries. The
pottery product produced at penakak village
2. Pringgasela: this village in East Lombok is noted
for its traditional woven cloth/tenun which is more known as
Tenun Gedongan, attrackting many interests from overseas
because of their natural look. Its still produced on old looms
by skilled villagers
3. Loyok: is just 40 Km east of Mataram, this area and
its surrounding are famous for its bamboo crafts. A number of
local designs is created by skilled craftrmen working
studiously daily on fabulous array of products such as hats,
rice buckets and fish bowls. These products are sold and
exported to all over Indonesia and offshore.
4. Tetebatu: is located on the southern slope of
Rinjani Mountain, is a green and cool mountain retreat with
stunning rice terraces, forests and picturesque fields of
crops and tobacco. Its perfect place for walking or day trip
with lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. People also like
to see the local waterfalls and there are several home-stays,
cottages, restaurants and small hotels, it is popular venue
for European tourists.
5. Selaparang Grave is located at the Selaparang at
Peresak Village near Pringgabaya which is about 65 Km east of
Mataram. The graveyards of the old ancient Selaparang Kings is
considered very sacred by the local people and often visited
on every particular occasion. Selaparang is the Oldest Islamic
Kingdom from the beginning of the 15th century. This kingdom
is used to be Hindu Kingdom and had good relationships with
Bali, Java, Sumbawa, Makasar (Goa), and Banjarmasin. These
relationships are visible in form of architecture of the
buildings which contain the origin of region and its faiths.