Situated on the cool eastern slopes of Mt. Rinjani like a lost secret mountain hideaway, Sembalun Lawang which resides in the remains of a huge caldera, offers impressive views of the awesome mountain. Rinjani from Sembalun Lawang appears so close, you could touch it. From here the climb to the top of mount Rinjani is a lot closer.
Loyok Central Handicraft
Not far from Kota Raja, Loyok and its surrounding area, is famous for the bamboo crafts that it produces. Many local designs are created by skilled craftsmen working studiously each day on an amazing array of products.
This village in east Lombok is known for its traditional woven cloth. Still produced on old looms by skilled villagers the cloths are now experiencing a resurgence of interest because of their natural look.
Otak Kokok Gading & Jeruk Manis Waterfall
Located forty kilometres east of Mataram, this area is famous for its waterfall, whose water is believed to cure all diseases if the afflicted bathes in its pools.
Jeruk Manis Waterfall lies in lush natural forest. Local people call this impressive fall ‘Aik Temer’, because they believe its waters are able to cure baldness.
TETE BATU, LOANG GALI, TIMBENUH AND LEMOR
These mountain resort are situated in east Lombok featuring greenery and breathtaking views. Tetebatu provides walking paths through sawah (paddy field) and Ladang (dry field) heading to preserved forests where communities of black-monkeys and rare species of birds, can be seen. The art performance at Loanggali will impress you throughout the whole set of the traditional dances acted by the locals. Timbenuh highland, with it’s panoramic views, offers a vantage point from which half of Lombok can be observed, as well as some views across the Alas Strait to Sumbawa island. On the way to Lemor you will pass the grave of ‘Rajah Selaparang’ the King of the first Moslem Kingdom of Lombok, and, it, “Dewi Anjani’ the empress of all refined creatures in habiting Mt. Rinjani, Lemor awaits you discovery.
Tanjung Luar village is well known for its quality fresh fish, and therefore supplies most of the fish consumed for entire Lombok, consequently it is named the largest fishing village on the island. Fishing enthusiasts are recommended to fish here for the best catches. Barracuda, Big Tuna, stingrays and Shark are favorite sea dwellers to be found off the coast. Near-by Tanjung Luar, has a large traditional salt farm with piles of crystals, where you can see the farmers simple kilns fro drying the salt.
This impressive sounding area (Kota Raja is literally King City) is home to an attractive waterfall, as well as offering stunning views across the region.
The capital city of East Lombok, Selong is an ideal stopover place for those wishing to go on to Labuhan Haji , Kaliantan and further to the east.
Upon Kaliantan’s white expanse of sand, the Bau Nyale festival is held yearly at the same time as it celebrated in Kuta South Lombok.
Senanti’s renown as wood carves village where they use a traditional methods passed down through the generations.
The dense forest which covers Lemor and its surrounding areas is an ideal place to escape the heat of the day. This lush place also boast a pool for swimming and various springs.
Suradadi villagers use their traditional skills to make handicraft items from lontar and palm leaves. Experienced craftsmen and women create boxes, mats, bags, wallets and other attractive products in this industrious village.
Famous for its traditional Sasak dance productions, Lenek is also home to the Black Monkey. In this village, visitors can also buy a number of keepsakes that villagers produce.
Gili Lampu, Gili Sulat, Gili Lawang
These three islets lie off the coast of North-East Lombok. The sea around these white sandy jewels are home to an amazing array of colourful marine life, making it and ideal place to swim and snorkel. These beautiful islets can be reached by boat from Labuhan Lombok.
Grave of Selaparang
Its a sacred grave of Selaparang King. This grave is located at Presak village, Pringgabaya. Its about sixty five kilometres from Mataram.