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Why go to the island of Lombok?


The history of Lombok Island has several millennia

Lombok is an Indonesian island in the Malay Archipelago, in the group of the Small Sunda Islands, 35 km east of Bali. It is washed from the south by the Indian Ocean, from the north - by the Bali Pacific Ocean. Fishing is considered traditional entertainment on the island. There are many places where you can rent a boat with all the necessary equipment and go fishing in the sea - for one day or more. The most popular excursion is climbing to the Rinjani volcano. Next to it is a beautiful lake. Two more natural attractions - the waterfalls Sindang Gila and Betara Lenjang.

Entertainment and attractions of Lombok: interesting excursions to the Rinjani volcano, Sendang-Gil waterfall and Danau-Segara-Ana lake. In the sea next door are the three coral islands of Gili (Gili): Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, with snow-white beaches, coves with clear water and coral reefs. You can reach the nearest one in 15 minutes by ferry - this is an ideal place for picnics, diving and snorkeling. In addition, there are several Lombok Aboriginal museums-villages on the island - Sasak.

Each province of Indonesia has its own culinary traditions. They are influenced by distance from the ocean, climate and, of course, religious views. Bali is a distinctive Hindu island, it is famous for seafood and meat dishes, spicy-sweet sauces, as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. Specialties - suckling pig roasted on a spit, duck in spices, which is stewed in banana leaves for 12 hours, king prawns, noodles and rice in a variety of variations. As desserts, Balinese prefer fresh fruit.

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There are beaches with pink and black sand, swimming in a waterfall, beautiful bays, giant trees, and few people. There are no such places left in Bali, but here they are full of: beautiful nature, palm trees, the absence of crowds of tourists, soft sand and beautiful sea. The island is suitable for those who want to completely disconnect from the fast rhythm of cities and simply lie on the sand without listening to the cacophony of voices around.

The climate of Lombok is tropical. The temperature during the year almost does not change + 28. + 34 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is from mid-December to March. The nature of the island of Lombok is diverse and differs depending on the area. The southern areas are more flat, and the northern ones are mountainous. The highest peak of the island - Mount Rinjani with a height of 3,726 meters above sea level, is an active active volcano - it is the third highest peak in Indonesia. The territory around the mountain is declared a national park.

Lombok is not so much spoiled by tourists as its neighbor Bali, but is actively developing. There are also star hotels here, but not many. Tourists are mainly attracted by nature, beaches, and the sea. The most visited are the islands of Gili, where in addition to parties, there are also quiet places to relax, where you can go snorkeling, see turtles and Rinjani National Park, there is a beautiful lake and waterfalls.



The temple complex of Pura Meru was built in 1720 during the reign of Anak Agunda. On the territory of the complex there are 33 holy relics, symbolizing the worship of three gods: Brahma, Siva and Vishnu. Religious ceremonies are regularly held in the main temple. Near the gates of the complex you can see the drums, the beating in which notifies the locals about the beginning of the service. Admission is free, but according to tradition, tourists leave small donations for the maintenance of the temple.

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