Lombok is an island east of Bali, but less popular than its neighbor. While every year millions of tourists are attracted to Bali, plenty of places on Lombok are still untouched. Over here mass tourism is still unrevealed.Lombok offers numerous empty and often isolated dream beaches, friendly and interesting people, tasty food and fantastic nature.This article will provide you top 10 things to see in Lombok.
1. Mount Rinjani
Mount Rinjani is the second tallest mountain in Indonesia after the peak Jaya Wijaya. Heights of Mount Rinjani is 3,700 meters above sea level. With the altitude takes about 4-5 days to reach the top of Mount Rinjani. Surely will form an exciting adventure if it can reach the peak of this mountain. Coupled with a very enchanting landscape and extraordinary. At the summit of Mount Rinjani, there are bunch of water with name the Segara Anak, which is a crater lake at the peak of the mountain.
2. Kuta Beach
Ever traveled to Kuta Beach in Bali? Kuta Beach Bali has arguably the most amazing natural beauty. Apparently, not only are Kuta Beach in Bali, Lombok was also named Kuta beach. Kuta Beach Lombok become the location of a very beautiful beach resort and must be visited by tourists. Location Kuta Beach Lombok are in the village of Kuta, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Activities you can do in Kuta Beach Lombok is fishing, diving, snorkeling and horse riding.
This fight itself is actually coming from the culture of Sasak tribe, one tribe that still exists in Lombok. Peresean was used to use to train the potential of Sasak men to fight Netherlands or other countries which reign and took over this land. This fight was only used for calling the rain in dry season. Yet today, the function is shifting, this classic fight is only used to delight the tourists who want to enjoy a different holiday in Lombok. Persean fight will use rattan as the weapon, while the shield is using thick buffalo’s skin that sometimes called as ‘ende’. When you are traveling to Lombok, you’ve got to watch this.
4. The Gili islands
Around the island of Lombok there are 3 dyke or small islands that lie very close. The Gilis are Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. From the third dyke Gili Gili Trawangan is the most visited by tourists. The natural beauty of Gili Trawangan offered is in the form of clean white beaches and marine parks are very beautiful.
Lombok Island Tourism Equally famous is the Senggigi Beach. The beach is always full by tourists, both domestic and abroad. Senggigi Beach can be said to be alike to Kuta Beach Bali. This beach has a long coastline and vast expanse of white sand. Waves on the beach of Senggigi fairly quiet so it is seemly for snorkeling and swimming activities. Senggigi Beach tourism development is already quite good. It was marked with full facilities already existing in Senggigi Beach ranging from restaurants, hotels, transportation and other.
To travel over this road next to the coast it is best to use a scooter, which you can rent for example in Senggigi. One of the highlights is the viewpoint at Malimbu Hill 1 and 2. It offers an amazing view over Malimbu and Nipah Beach and the 3 Gili Islands. Check out the other viewpoints and beaches that you can find on this way as well since they are worth seeing, too.
7. Pusuk Monkey Forest
Taking a winding road through a breathtaking mountain scenery is the second option to get to Bangsal. It’s where you find the so-called monkey forest, named after a lot of wild monkeys in the jungle and near the street. Feed the hungry and irritating little bastards at the view points if you like.
8. Mawun Beach
Depending on the weekday and the time of the day, this beach with its tender white sand and turquoise water is still mainly deserted. Sometimes the waves are heavier over here. The beach is secluded and located west of Kuta in an almost enclosed bay, which you can simply reach with your scooter as well.
9. Selong Belanak
I highly recommend taking a look at the near viewpoint overlooking the beach and the bay. It’s located a bit north of Selong Belanak Beach. It’s still an insiders’ tip and you shouldn’t miss it when you do a scooter tour.
10. Tanjung Aan
Turquoise sea and white sand, the way I love it! Even here you can climb a rock to be fond of a spectacular view over the two bays and beaches of Aan. A must-see!