Discover the reasons why you should visit Lombok
Bali and Lombok are two islands in Indonesia, Bali and Lombok selected as part of the 5 best islands in Asia. Make tourists confused to choose which one will be a holiday destination between Bali or Lombok.
Bali and Lombok tourism is very beautiful and deserves to be an international tourist destination because of the beauty of nature and culture. Bali, better known as the Island of the Gods or the thousand temple island with a combination of the beauty of tourism, cultural fanaticism, and Hindu rituals that are still thick.
While Lombok is better known as Serambi Mekah Island or the island of a thousand mosques with a majority Muslim population. Having a beautiful and unspoiled beach has many small islands or Gili islands. Bali is inhabited by native Balinese, while Lombok is inhabited by the Sasak tribe and several immigrant tribes from outside the island of Lombok.
If you like nightclubs, Bali is the perfect place to visit. In Bali you will find many lounges, clubs, bars and other nightlife venues. If you want peace and comfort, Lombok is very suitable place to visit. Lombok itself is not as famous as Bali, so the island is quite calm and many are surrounded by small islands that are quieter than Bali.
Lombok is divided into four Kabupaten (regencies) and one Kota (city). North Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok, East Lombok and Mataram city. Let's check it one by one and find out the spectacular things that can be visited and enjoyed.
North Lombok Regency is one of 10 (ten) Districts / Cities in West Nusa Tenggara Province, its located in the northern part of Lombok Island with positions between 08o 21 '42 "South Latitude and 116o 09' 54" East Longitude. North Lombok Regency has a capital at Tanjung which is also the center of Government.
North Lombok Regency has a land area of 809.53 Km2 consisting of special areas (protected forests, wildlife areas, etc.) covering an area of 361.86 Km2 (44.30%) and the remaining land area is flat for agricultural land etc. covering an area of 447.67 Km2 55.30 %). The area of North Lombok waters is 594.71 Km2 with a beach length of 127 Km.
Administratively, North Kombok Regency is divided into 5 (five) Subdistricts, 33 Villages and 371 Subdistricts, of which Bayan Subdistrict has the largest area with a land area of 329.10 m2 (40.66%) and the smallest is Pemenang Subdistrict with an area of 81 , 09 Km2 (10.01%).
Kecamatan Bayan. Desa (Village) Akar Akar, Desa (Village) Anyar, Desa (Village) Bayan, Desa (Village) Karang Bejo, Desa (Village) Loloan, Desa (Village) Mumbul Sari, Desa (Village) Sambik Elen, Desa (Village) Senaru, Desa (Village) Sukadana.
Kecamatan Gangga, Desa (Village) Bentek, Desa (Village) Gegelang, Desa (Village) Gondang, Desa (Village) Rempek, Desa (Village) Sampik Bangkol.
Kecamatan Kayangan, Desa (Village) Dangiang, Desa (Village) Gumantar, Desa (Village) Kayangan, Desa (Village) Pendua, Desa (Village) Salut, Desa (Village) Santong, Desa (Village) Selengen,Desa (Village) Sesait.
Kecamatan Pemenang, Desa (Village) Gili Indah, Desa (Village) Malaka, Desa (Village) Pemenang Barat, Desa (Village) Pemenang Timur.
Kecamatan Tanjung, Desa (Village) Jenggala, Desa (Village) Medana, Desa (Village) Sigar Penyalin, Desa (Village) Sokong, Desa (Village) Tanjung, Desa (Village) Tegal Manja, Desa (Village) Teniga.
Topographical conditions of North Lombok Regency in the northern part along the middle are mountain ranges with protected forests that function as hydrology, while along the coast there are only narrow and limited lowlands. In the middle stretching from east to west there is a fairly large lowland which is a fertile agricultural area. In the southern region there is a mountainous plain whose forests serve as a hydrological buffer.
Rain generally occurs in October to December with rainy days reaching the highest 1 to 23 days in Pemenang District reaching 23 rainy days in November while in January to May with rainy days reaching the highest 2 to 25 days in Tanjung District reaching 25 rainy day in January. North Lombok holds a variety of charms. Ranging from tourism, culture, to handicrafts Read More About North Lombok...
Ranging from tourism, culture, to handicrafts
Old Mosque (Bayan Beleq Mosque) Wetu Telu mosque located on Labuan lombok, Bayan village, Bayan sub-district, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, or about 80 km from the NTB provincial capital, Mataram. Although the shape is simple, the Bayan Beleq Mosque has its own privileges, which have become one of the historical sites in Indonesia.
This mosque was founded in the 17th century, which means it has been more than 300 years old. Bayan District is indeed one of the gates of the entry of Islam on the island of Lombok. In this sub-district, Islam was first introduced, and the Bayan Beleq Mosque is the first mosque to stand on the island.
The mosque building has a size of 9 x 9 meters. The walls are low and made of woven bamboo, the roof is overlapping arranged from bamboo blades, while the foundation of the floor is made of river stones. Meanwhile, the floor of the mosque is made of clay which has been covered with reed mats.
In the corners of the mosque there are four main pillars supporting the mosque, which are made of cylindrical jackfruit wood. Inside the mosque, there is also a wooden drum, which is hung on the roof of the mosque. Inside this mosque, there is a beleq (large tomb), one of the first spreaders of Islam in the region, namely Gaus Abdul Rozak. In addition, behind the right and front left of the mosque are two small huts. In these two huts, there are tombs of religious leaders who helped build and take care of this mosque from the very beginning.
Wetu Telu (Indonesian: Waktu Tiga) is a unique practice of some Sasak tribes who inhabit the island of Lombok in practicing Islam. It is suspected that this unique practice occurred because the spreaders of Islam in the past, who tried to introduce Islam to the Sasak people at that time gradually, left the island of Lombok before teaching Islamic teachings completely.
At present the followers of Wetu Telu have been greatly reduced, and only limited to the older generations in certain areas, as a result of the incessant Islamic preachers in their efforts to rectify the practice. The location known for the Wetu Telu practice in Lombok is the Bayan area, which is located in North Lombok Regency. At this location mosques can still be found that are used by the followers of Wetu Telu. There is also a place used by people of various religions to pray.
North Lombok's woven fabric has an interesting uniqueness for us to know
one of which is in the manufacturing process. North Lombok people still make traditional woven fabrics. Why is it still traditional? Because the manufacturing process is done manually and only uses human resources which are assisted by a simple tool made of wood, not using a machine.
Like woven fabrics in general, woven fabrics from North Lombok have a variety of unique and unique motifs and types. Like "Londong Abang" which is the name of one of North Lombok's unique woven fabrics in the form of a cloth that has a line or checkered motif with red dominance, this fabric is used by men as a bottom cover or as a sarong.
There are also "Poleng Kereng" fabrics with colorful motifs, and are usually used by a woman in Bayan Village. Bayan also has a woven cloth that is used for headbands, namely "Jong" and "Sapuk", both of these fabrics are used as headbands. But the difference is that Jong is used by women, while Sapuk is used by men.
North Lombok Regency is indeed famous as a warehouse for waterfalls.
The reason is quite a lot of beautiful waterfalls that can be found. for example Tiu Kelep Waterfall. This waterfall is very popular and is included in 14 tourist attractions in North Lombok which are most often visited by tourists. This waterfall is very famous for its clarity and freshness of water. You can hear the sound of the waterfall. Similar to waterfalls in general, Tiu Kelep Waterfall is decorated with various types of green plants and trees around it. The location is also very close to Sendang Gila Waterfall. The distance is only 1 km. natural attractions are perfect for those of you who want to unwind and burden your mind due to your daily activities.
Sendang Gila Waterfall is part of the Gunung Rinjani National Park area. Thousands of tourists are recorded to have visited this waterfall in one year. You could say, Sendang Gila Waterfall is the most popular tourist destination in the Gunung Rinjani national park. This waterfall with very beautiful natural scenery is 600 meters above sea level.
One of the natural charms of North Lombok is Mount Rinjani. This mountain with an altitude of 3,726 masl, is indeed one of the choices for world climbers. This area covers four areas on the island of Lombok, starting from North Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok and East Lombok Regencies.
The beauty of Mount Rinjani cannot be expressed in words. Both in the morning, afternoon, evening, and at night, the charm of Mount Rinjani always looks magnificent. Especially at night, where you will see the beauty of the sky studded with stars in the sky.
One of the excellent charms of TNGR, is Segara Anak Lake which is at an altitude of 2,010 meters above sea level. Segara Anak Lake is located in part of Mount Rinjani which reaches 3,726 meters above sea level. Now Mount Rinjani has been designated as a new member of the world geopark from Unesco.
The last North Lombok Regency has a cluster of small islands in the sea
Small islands in North Lombok Regency are Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Who is not familiar with these three Gili. Many people go to Lombok just to see the small islands or Gili such as Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air, Gili Kondo, Gili Nanggu and many other Gili. The most known to many foreign and local tourists is Gili Trawangan with beautiful white sand beaches and the island offers snorkeling, diving, and many more activities that can be offered.
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