Lombok is an island located east of the island of Bali. The tourism sector is the most important revenue source for Lombok . No wonder the island is flooded with tourists almost every day as there are many tourist destination in Lombok Island that can provide visitors with best experience of being a tourist.
It is often used as an alternative tourist spot of Bali. Lombok offers sights that are not less beautiful and wonderfful than Bali.
10 tourist destination in Lombok Island which must be visited?
1. Mount Rinjani
With a height of over 3,700 meters, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. For Hindus, Mount Rinjani has its own spiritual value because it is considered to be the dwelling place of the gods.
Visitor attractions in Mount Rinjani is climbing. Mount Rinjani is considered as the mountain with the most beautiful scenery in Asia, so many people who climb this mountain will be presented with amazing scenery like no other.
To be able to reach the peak of Mount Rinjani, you will need to take a few days. Therefore prepare carefully all your needs.
2. Batu Bolong Temple
The name in English is “Perforated Stone Temple”
Batu Bolong Temple is located in the area of Senggigi, Lombok. It is on a black rock that juts into the sea. In the middle of this rock there is a hole, so that is whye this temple is called Batu Bolong Temple.
As ostensibly in general in Bali, to be able to enter the Pura Batu Bolong, you must use yellow fabric at the waist. Pura Batu Bolong has a background view of Mount Agung and Lombok Strait, so it will provide you with wonderful scenery and landscape, especially in the sunset.
3. Senggigi Beach
Located in Western part of the island of Lombok, Senggigi Beach has an atmosphere similar to Kuta Beach in Bali. However it has calmer waves so it is suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
Senggigi Has a long coastline, the beach will spoil you with beautiful sand beaches and clear sea water. It has been known as one of the best tourist spot in Lombok, Senggigi Beach tourist has vast variety of supporting facilities such as restaurants, hotels, bars, means of transport, and others
4. Gili Trawangan
The island became famous in 1980 when a group of backpackers discovered this beautiful island. On this island no motorized vehicles, so as to be able to roam the island, you can use bikes that can be rented on the island. The most favorite tourist activity in Gili Trawangan is diving, snorkeling, surfing and yoga.
5. Narmada Park
Narmada Park is an area of approximately 2 hectares. It was built more than 3 centuries ago by King of Mataram Lombok in 1727.
Previously, the park was used as a resting place or for ceremonies. Now, the park has been converted into a tourist spot. The uniqueness of Narmada Park is that the design of this park resembles the Mount of Rinjani. Besides there are also springs from Mount Rinjani which is believed it can keep you young when you wash your face and drink the water.
6. Sendang Gile Waterfall
Located in North Lombok, Sendang Gile is about 60 KM or 3 hours drive from the city of Mataram. Located in the heart of the village of Senaru, Sendang Gile is the entrance of the initial ascent of Mount Rinjani.
For it has the same water source to water in the Narmada Park, the water in Niagara Spring Gile is also believed to keep you young when you use for bathing or washing face. To be able to enjoy the fountain of youth in Sendang Gile Waterfall , you have to climb about 200 stairs first. Quite a challenge
7. Segara Anak Lake
Another tourist destination in Lombok Island you must-see is , especially for the nature lovers. ocated in the crater of Mount Rinjani, Segara Anak.
It is still believed to be part of a marine who split up an island. This is because the color of the lake water is so blue, exactly the same as the color of the sea water.
Usually if you take the tourist package to climb Mount Rinjani along with a travel agency, you will be taken to Lake Segara Anak and spend a night at the lake. The main activity in this lake is fishing, therefore, do not forget to bring your fishing pole. To each the Segara Anak Lake, you wil have to walk for approximately 9 hours from the end point to the path by motor vehicles, tiring but it will not disappoint.
8. Pusuk Monkey Forest
This is a tourist destination in Lombok Island that will offer you something different.
Pusuk Monkey Forest is a part of Mount Rinjani. The place is located on the top of Mount Rinjani and is the habitat for hundreds of monkeys. If you travel around the Monkey Forest Pusuk, you should be careful when driving, because often these monkeys play in the middle of the road.
Monkey Forest Pusuk is usually used by tourists who are heading Sendang Gile. When you bring the food, the monkeys will try to take it from you, do not fight the monkeys because they could be angry.
9. Lombok Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach is not only in Bali., but there is also a a tourist destination in Lombok Island that has a same name, Kuta Beach.
Located in the village of Kuta, about 56 KM from the city of Mataram, Lombok Kuta beach has sand as fine as pepper. Therefore a lot of locals call this beach as the pepper beach.
Similar to its sister in Bali, Lombok Kuta Beach has also one of the most beautiful sights in Lombok , even one of the loveliest in Indonesia. It is still rarely touched and disturbed by human . The main tourist activities on the beach are surfing because the waves are one of the best in the world. Other things to do in Kuta Beach Lombok include: fishing, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, and others.
10. Sire Beach
Sire Beach in North Lombok is located approximately 35 KM from the city of Mataram. Sire Beach is a tourist place in Lombok are well worth a visit because of the beauty it offers.
When weather is sunny, you can see Mount Rinjani on this beach. With a coastline of nearly 4 KM, Sire Beach offers quite diverse tourism activities such as swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, up to fishing. If you do not bring travel equipment for these activities, do not worry because there are plenty of seashore Sire renting tools supporting the tour.
That’s the 10 tourist destination in Lombok Island you should visit. You can read also : 20 Attractive places To Visit in Bali Island to se what you can find in another Island.