Indonesian island of Lombok can safely be called one of the most exotic places on the planet. Unique natural attractions, abundance of beautiful oriental temples, interesting museums and cultural centers are just a few of its attractive features. There are excellent conditions for recreation, as Lombok features a huge selection of fascinating hiking trails, lovely beaches, shopping areas and entertainment venues.
The dishes, served in the Lombok restaurants, as in other parts of Indonesia, are really spicy. The locals like lots and lots of spices and sauces, which not every guest will appreciate. So, … Open
Tourism on the island will be incomplete without examining its outstanding attractions. Rinjani Mount
is considered the important symbol. The climb to the crater of the volcano will be an unforgettable adventure. A worthy reward will be waiting for the most courageous and patient tourists on a mountain top, as they will be able to admire the beauty of the beautiful volcanic lake. The height of the volcano is more than 3,700 meters, climb to the crater takes at least one day. During a campaign travelers will see the most scenic mountain areas and appreciate the diversity of the local flora and fauna.
Another amazing attraction is Narmada water park, which was founded in the 19th century by members of the royal family. Contrary to popular belief, the Narmada isn’t a classic water park, but a large landscape-architectural complex with lots of important landmarks on its territory. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
As anywhere else in Indonesia, in Lombok it is forbidden to smoke in public places. If you get caught by police, you will have to pay a big penalty. On the whole, the locals are quite loyal … Open
The lovely Hindu temple, Pura Kalasa, is a bright national architecture monument. The most mysterious and attractive place is the Fountain of Youth, locals believe its water to be able to give eternal youth. The lovely park covers a vast area in the piedmont area of Rijani. In addition to man-made architectural decorations its indisputable gems are numerous lakes and springs. The historic guest house, where representatives of the royal family have used to rest, has survived there.
A rather unusual architectural landmark is Mayura Water Palace. Its construction was completed in 1744, more than a hundred years this large-scale building housed the Balinese court. In the late 19th century, the building was almost completely destroyed during the bloody battle with Dutch conquerors, and later a magnificent park was founded around the ruins of the palace. It was called Water Palace because of the beautiful lake area nearby. The park complex is decorated with beautiful statues and fountains.
One of the most meaningful architecture monuments of the past centuries is Majura Water Palace. This majestic building is located right in the center of Cakranagera district, so you will … Open
Travelers who want to experience the culture and traditions of the indigenous population are recommended to visit the picturesque Sukarare Village. For many hundreds of years, the main craft its residents remains upscale production of textiles, so it’s informally called "The weaving village." Everywhere you can see handicraft shops and markets selling a lot of interesting souvenirs. Penujak
village is famous for workshops and products made of clay; the best bags and ornaments made of palm leaves can be purchased in Suradadi
village. Among other important attractions of the island amazing waterfalls have to be mentioned. Sindang Gila and Betara Lenjang waterfalls differ with exceptional beauty.
While exploring the most picturesque areas of the region, don’t forget to relax on local beaches. The most famous ones can be found in the Senggigi area. These are sandy beaches, but the grain of sand is about the size of a peppercorn. The sand is incredibly beautiful – it has a pleasant grayish beige shade and is often used in making souvenirs. Travelers will easily find many charming restaurants on the beach and not far away from them. They are great for trying original national dishes.
One of the main touristic attractions of the island is climbing the Rinjani volcano. It should be mentioned, that a walk to the top of the volcano will take one whole day. And it is for a … Open
Ayam taliwang is one of the most popular local treats. This dish is cooked from chicken that is stewed in tomato sauce together with various spices and herbs. It is important to mention that local chefs like to add their signature traits and often cook ayam taliwang in their own unique manner, so different restaurants are likely to offer different tastes even though all the dishes share the same name. Rice remains the most popular garnish to meat. It is also cooked in a number of ways. Travelers are welcome to try rice with seafood, nuts, tofu, and various sauces. Fish remains an essential part of the local cuisine. In order to try the authentic cuisine of the region, it is better to visit small local restaurants that local people usually call warung.
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