Mata.co.id – The island of Lombok (population in 2001: 2,722,123 inhabitants) is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara is separated by the Lombok Strait from Bali in western sebelat and the Alas Strait to the east of Sumbawa. The island is more or less round with a kind of “tail” on the southwest side that is approximately 70 km long. The area of the island reaches 5,435 km², placing it at number 108 from the list of islands based on the breadth of the world. The main city on the island is Mataram City.
Lombok Island is famous for its exotic and fascinating natural beauty. The island of Lombok not only has 3 islands of Gili. Besides Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Lombok Island still has some dyke that is not less beautiful. One of the Gili Kondo is located east of the island of Lombok.
Lombok Island is one of Indonesia’s tourism icons, the beauty of the island of Lombok is second to none in Indonesia, the hospitality of the Sasak people, the beauty of the white beaches, the coral reefs and the extraordinary biological riches, the magnificence of Mount Rinjani and the uniqueness of sasak culture attracts many awak Domestic and foreign tourists.
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The beauty of Lombok Island and its exotic will invite you and your spouse to honeymoon here. So also with exoticism Gilis Island will also invite you to enjoy the beauty of the island.
This island is one of the two largest islands owned by West Nusa Tenggara Province. The beauty of the landscape, making Lombok Island into one of the honeymoon destinations are also in great demand. When you know where to step foot, the beauty of Lombok can be explored in this journey.
With magical beautiful beaches, Mount Agung Rinjani and spectacular marine life interesting to explore, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has many tourist destinations both on land and at sea. No wonder if Lombok is the most popular destination in West Nusa Tenggara.
Lombok Island Tour, Gilis Island & Mount Rinjani
Come here to surf to feel the big waves on the south coast. Challenge your guts by climbing volcanic peaks. Hire bikes and motorbikes to get around along the paddy fields. Wherever you want to spend time, you will not be disappointed with the spectacular natural beauty here.
Other visitors in Lombok choose to spend their time on the island of Gili-gili, a remote tropical island with magnificent beaches and luxurious surroundings.
The indigenous lombok are Sasak, Lombok is also home to Balinese Hindus as well as a number of Chinese, Javanese, Bugis and Arabs.
Lombok Island Tour
Some Sasak people embrace the Islamic beliefs of Wektu Telu which are defined as “three-time Islam” referring to their three daily prayers and different from Muslims who pray five times a day. Wektu Telu is a unique religion that combines ancient Islamic traditions and beliefs, this belief is found only in North Lombok. Those who live this belief are adherents of Islam but at the same time undergo traditional rituals. Examples such as Nyiu ceremony held after a hundred days someone died. The family of the deceased presents such as clothing, toothbrushes and food so that the dead will settle in heaven.
Other religious festivals are commemorated at the beginning of the rainy season (October-December) or the harvest season (April-May) with celebrations in villages across the island.
The Sasak culture is essential for strength and physical expertise and many local customs reflect this culture. Peresehan is one of the local traditions that combines the fight between two men who use long rattan and a small caged shell of cow skin.
Music and dance are very important in Sasak culture. Traditional dances are danced during important ceremonies. This dance comes from war dance, such as Gendang Beleq (big drum) to popular Cupak Gerantang which tells the story of love and romance.
Visit the unique Pura Lingsar, the Hindu Balinese temple and the Wektu Telu belief in a complex.
Drive around and shop in the fascinating market of Surandi. There are some beautiful picnic spots to relax and rest.
Test your luck by visiting the racetrack on the Salakalas field. The race is held every Sunday. Watch the young jockey in a tight competition to the finish line where the winner will give her a winning smile. This race is very important so the night before the race, the villagers will massage their horses and sometimes play gamelan music to calm the horses.
Challenge your guts by climbing the height of Rinjani mountain. At an altitude of more than 3,700 meters above sea level, climbing this magnificent volcanic mountain will take at least three days and is not recommended for people with heart disorders.