Indonesia Tourist Place - West Nusa Tenggara from Virgin Beaches to Colored Lake of Mountain
West Nusa Tenggara Popular Destination
Have you ever visiting Indonesia? The most popular destination in Indonesia is the Bali Island, but do not forget the West Nusa Tenggara, the island in the west part of Bali. The West Nusa Tenggara which is includes the Lombok and Sumbawa Island. Lombok is noticeably different to its close neighbor Bali.
The northern part of Nusa Tenggara is mountain and lust with tall three and shrubs, but the south is arid and covered by savannas. The Island of West Nusa Tenggara has beautiful enormous chain of mountain and volcanoes and farmer of shine pearl.
Top place of interest in West Nusa Tenggara likes soft white sand of virgin beaches and hand-woven traditional textile, volcano mountains, traditional sailboat, and temple or Pura Lingsane. The most popular is Senggigi Beach which becoming a major resort area. Tourist from Bali loves to go there. There are four of virgin beach: Senggigi, Gili, Kuta, and Batu Bolong.
There are also one former palace, two big Mountains, and traditional sailboat. West Nusa Tenggara also has unique Lombok handicraft, Gendang Beleq traditional percussion, and Stick fighting, and some unique culture and tradition. Do not forget to bought shine pearl in Lombok as your marvelous souvenir.
Top Four Beach
Senggigi Beach is the most scenic and popular beaches of the Island of Lombok with coral gardens grow in the sea just off shore. At the Northwest coast of Lombok, there are three beach clustered together: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan with coral garden in clear water around the island.
Batu Bolong Beach is located 9 km from downtown Mataram with huge rock has a hole in it. You can watch stunning sunsets. Kuta Beach also known as Putri Nyale Beach at south coast of cetral Lombok with scenic and unspoilts beaches.
Bima - Sumbawa
The former palace the Bima Sultanate and the building is now being turned into a museum. Dara Village two kilometers from the town of Bima in eastern Sumbawa, is believes to have been the seat of the anchinet Bima Kingdom.
Mountain and Tambora Colored Lake
Mountain Rinjani with 3,726 meters high active volcano and the tallest in Indonesia. At the floor of the volcano’s huge caldera is the sickle shaped crater Lake Segara Anakan, surrounded by steep walls and popular with the hikers. Mount Tambora (2,820 meter) at Sumbawa is not active anymore.
Tambora is notorious for its savage eruption in 1815 with debris, hot gasses, and lava streams that killed more than 12 thousand people. At the top now there are two big caldera that has two colored lakes.
Ship wrights still make sailboats the traditional way in this port town on Sumbawa’s east coast. Sape is a convenient point of departure for trips to Komoda Island across the strait, home of the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard. The unique and rare species Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) is actually a giant monitor lizard.
Temple or Pura Lingsar is the only Hindu shrine in the world where both Hindus and Moslems come to worship. Pura is about seven kilometer west of Narmada. It was built in 1714 and rebuilt in 1878 to symbolize harmony and unity between the Hindu Balinese and Moslem Sasak population of the area, especially those who adhere to Lombok’s unique Wektu Telu School of Islam.
Tips: From West to East Nusa Tenggara
Bali and Nusa Tenggara have good accommodation and transportation. You will enjoy many more because it is already famous to Asian and Western tourist or traveler. Just near to you, let’s go to East Nusa Tenggara.
There are top place of interest like Maumere port town, Ende capital town, Kelimutu Mountain, and of course the Komodo Island which famous with lizards or “Komodo dragon” which is only live there and one of most rare endemic in the world. Find out more:
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