Natural Beauty

Sembalun Lawang

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.

Pringgasela
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 kilometre
s 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

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.

 

Kota Raja
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.

Selong
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.

 

Kaliantan
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
Senanti’s renown as wood carves village where they use a traditional methods passed down through the generations.

 

Lemor
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
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.

Lenek
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.

The East of Lombok is one of the most beautiful areas of this incredible island offering rural and cultural areas as well as great beaches and a taste of the traditional undeveloped lifestyle and scenery of Lombok. Lombok offers plenty to see from the tobacco plantations exporting Virginia Tobacco to the eastern sides of the mountainous areas where you will find the Sembalun Lawang and what is left of a caldera as well as Mt Rinjani, the largest volcanic peak of the island of Lombok. With this incredible landscape and the culture of the Sasak people, you will be able to enjoy not only the coconut groves, beaches, rainforests and villages but also waterfalls and other sights.

The local handicrafts at Koto Raja (Royal city) are incredible and famous for their bamboo products, when walking in the area and around the markets it is amazing how diverse this material is and also the creativity of the people when using bamboo. Pringgasela is another area which should be seen particularly to see the traditional weaving which even within Indonesia is particularly beautiful; the Sasak weaving has to be among the best in the country.

Once seeing these different areas you might wish to take a trip slightly inland to the waterfalls of Otak Kokok and Gading & Jeruk Manis Waterfall which is located around 40km east of Materam and offers pools and shrines around this water fall which is believed to cure many illnesses from diseases to baldness. Other important areas around this part of East Lombok include Tete Batu located right on the outskirts of the Mt Rinjani with a combination of natural springs, views of Mount Rinjani which are nothing short of incredible as well as the cultural views of the entire area which are characteristic of East Lombok.

In Selong you will find the main administrative area of East Lombok which is the ideal place to stop on the way Labuhan Haji and Kaliantan as well as anywhere on the east coast. At Selong you will be able to see the traditional culture merging and incorporating modern international living and growth.

There is so much to see in East Lombok which has so much to offer such as the unbelievable white sand beaches of Kaliantan where there are plenty of tourist facilities and some quiet areas as well as all of the water sports facilities and beach facilities that you could possibly require. In addition to this, Kaliantan hosts the Bau Nyale festival each year which is a spectacular event. Senanti offers East Lombok’s carving and craftwork which has been kept in the tradition of the past generations and around this area you will find plenty of hot water springs and forests to explore.

EAST LOMBOK

East Lombok is lush and less developed than the western part of the island, allowing you to peek into a rural part of Indonesia. Inhabited by the indigenous Sasak people, who keep their culture very much alive.

Local income of the locals are from Agriculture, Fishery and TOBACCO plantation. The International Tobacco Importer of British American Tobacco (BAT) and Phillip Morris (PM) has found Lombok grows the best quality of Virginia Tobacco and therefore they made a huge investment in funding local farmers.

Sembalun Lawang

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.

Pringgasela
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

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.

Kota Raja
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.

Selong
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.

Kaliantan
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
Senanti’s renown as wood carves village where they use a traditional methods passed down through the generations.

Lemor
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
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.

Lenek
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.

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