Bali second. This is the term frequently asked foreign travelers who have enjoyed the beauty of the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to the beach and other attractions. Even some of them always compare that Lombok is much more beautiful, exotic, and more captivating than Bali, because it offers more choices.
This assumption was not wrong. At least for those who have known and visited tourist attraction in this Gora Earth. Number of coastal tourism is a main attraction for the tourists, especially foreign travelers. One is the small beaches along the islands that surround the island of Lombok, the Gili (island) Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili bobbed, a new island emerged in 2000.
Bund really offers stunning natural beauty. With sea water so clear we could even imagine how the landscape at the bottom. Especially diving enthusiasts will freely enjoy the scenery of coral reefs and all kinds of living species of sea dwellers. Even some turtles are sometimes pulled over to the beach. Diving facilities were already available to anyone interested in a closer look at the beauty of the sea floor in Lombok.
On Gili Trawangan tourists can walk around the island along the six miles by using Cidomo, typical regional transportation Lombok horse cart that can be filled up to six passengers. While traveling, we can witness the life of local residents with their customary home and coconut plantations that lie very broad.
On these islands, we can enjoy the many facilities available. Starting from the cafe, lodging, and means of communication such as telephone and internet. Even the coast of Gili Meno is now also offers interesting attractions of windsurfing sports facilities. Because it is not a few foreign tourists who visit this place to surf or just sunbathe while enjoying the equatorial air.
Lombok Island has an area of 473,780 hectares is not just keeping the wealth of nature tourism alone. Speak your mind wander the island of Lombok the Senggigi beach to a stretch of the exotic, beautiful, and charming. White sandy beach with small waves is pity to miss. No wonder that many foreign tourists (tourists) as well as domestic tourists (wisnu) menyinggahinya.
Kute Beach is located 45 km from Ampenan (old town on Lombok), became a tourist attraction for foreign tourists who spend their time surfing (surfing) and diving.
Sand contained in this Kute beach sand type of peppercorns so that local people call it pepper sand. White sand is a lot to take home by wisnu for sand aquarium accessories in their home.
Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air is now a popular tourist attraction of foreign tourists.The location of the small island that is more natural, and not inhabited by humans. The atmosphere is quiet, just overgrown with tall coconut trees and plant shrubs. ”You have not yet come to Lombok if Gili Trawangan,” was the slogan of a recent tour sticking in Lombok.
The spirit of tourist island of Lombok is also raised through the “You can see Bali in Lombok, but you can not see Lombok in Bali ‘. Tourism slogan is not an overstatement, because the nuances of Lombok is not much different shades on the island of Bali. You can see the temple or the ordinances of worship of Hindus, Buddhists as well as building hundreds of mosques and mosque. Especially beautiful beach in Lombok resembles the beaches in Bali, even more natural.
There are two cultural characteristics that stand out in this island territory that is Islamic and Hindu culture. Not a few buildings of temple and mosque that stood here. But the number of mosque building relatively more because the people of Lombok are many who embraced Islam. Even the island of Lombok is also known as the island of a thousand mosques.
The contradiction that makes the tourists find the atmosphere of Bali in Lombok. ”I’m happy to stay in Lombok because the people here are not nosy. Moreover, no traffic jams and crowded as Bali, “said Stuart, tourists from the United States when found in Senggigi beach.
Lombok Island has an area of 473,780 hectares is not just keeping the wealth of nature tourism alone. Other tourism sector is of historic heritage places Selaparang kingdom in the 8th century. One such site that kingdom is in the City of Narmada Nirmada Park which is about 10 km from the city of Mataram. This site has three pools which is a miniature of Segara Anak.
Lombok (population in 1990: 2,403,025) is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara are separated by the Lombok Strait from Bali in Sebelat west and the Alas Strait to the east of Sumbawa. The island is roughly circular in shape with a kind of “tail” on the southwest side whose length is less than 70 km. The island width is 4725 km ² (slightly smaller than Bali). The main town on the island is Mataram
Sasak language used by the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province. This language has a gradation as Balinese and Javanese. Sasak language similar to and allied with the language of Bali.
Sasak language has different dialects according to region, even the dialect in the region of East Lombok is often difficult to be understood by speakers of other Sasak.
The Dutch first stopover in Lombok in 1674 and occupied the eastern part of the island and leave the western part which is then occupied by the Balinese. Sasak people feel dianaktirikan by the Balinese and Dutch finally ‘intervened’. They are pounding the Inbound, where castle Bali was in 1894 and entered this island in the Dutch East Indies government
Lombok including the province of West Nusa Tenggara and the island itself is divided into four Regional Level II:
Regency West Lombok
Regency of East Lombok
Geography, topography and demography
Ombok Strait is the boundary of flora and fauna of Asia. Starting from Lombok to the east, flora and fauna shows characteristics typical of Australia. Scientists who first stated this is Alfred Russel Wallace, an Englishman in the 19th century. To honor the boundary is called the Wallace Line.
Topography of the island is dominated by Rinjani volcano which height is 3,726 meters above sea level and making it the third highest in Indonesia. Areas south of the island is a free open a fertile field and planted with corn, rice, coffee, tobacco and cotton.
About 80% of the population of this island is the Sasak tribe, a tribe that is still close to the tribal peoples of Bali, but most converted to Islam. Rest of the population are Balinese, Javanese, Chinese and Arabic.
Lombok in many ways similar to Bali, and in the decade of the 1990s began to be known by foreign tourists. But with the advent of financial crisis and other crises, rather terlantarkan tourism potential. Then in early 2000 there were riots inter-ethnic and inter-faith throughout Lombok resulting in massive displacement of minorities. They mainly fled to the island of Bali.
Kuta Beach, Lombok
Senaru (Spring Waterfall Gile and Tiu valve)
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