Friday, December 12, 2014

Lombok, The Amazing Tourist Destination in Indonesia

By Syakir Rahman  |  8:14 PM No comments

Indonesia is a country located in southeast asia that have some amazing tourist destination place. Bali is the most popular, but there is another place that as cool as bali. This is Lombok.

Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat or NTB) province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" (Sekotong Peninsula) to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,514 km² (1,825 sq mi).

pura in lombok

The climate is perfect with annual temperatures ranging between 21° C - 33° C. it has only two seasons dry and Wet, Dry season from May to October and Wet From November to April.
Lombok lies 8 degrees south of the equator and stretches some 80km east to west and about the same distance north to south. It is dominated by the second highest mountain in Indonesia, GUNUNG RINJANI, which soars to 3726m. It has a large caldera with a Crater Lake, Segara Anak, 600m below the rim, and a new volcanic cone which has formed in the center. Rinjani last erupted in 1994, and evidence of this can be seen in the fresh lava and yellow sulfur around the inner cone. Central Lombok, to the south of Rinjani, is similar to Bali with rich alluvial plains and fields irrigated by water flowing from the mountains. In the far south and east it is drier, with scrubby, barren hills. This area gets little rain and often has droughts which can last for months. In recent years, several dams have been built, so the abundant rain-fall of the wet season can be retained for irrigation throughout the year.

Lombok (population 2,950,105 in 2005) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,725 km² (1,825 sq mi). The administrative capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.

To know lombok more, you can see a 3+ minute video below. It is summarized from some nicest places in lombok.


Some popular place to visit in lombok is Pantai Senggigi, Cakranegara, Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, Gunung Rinjani, Pantai Kuta, Lombok Tetebatu, Otak Kokoq, Benang Stokel, Sendang Gile.

Source :
-http://id.wikipedia.org
-http://www.lombok-tourism.com/
-http://semuatentanglombok.blogspot.com/
-http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

Author: Syakir Rahman

I am Muhammad Syakirurohman. A Blogger who like to share useful things. Ordinary people who try to "give the best to get the best". My personal blog http://www.syakirurohman.net

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