There is one more famous tourist attraction among foreign tourists besides Bali, namely Lombok. Lombok is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara is separated by the Lombok Strait from Bali in west sebelat and Alas Strait in the east of Sumbawa. The area of the island reaches 5,435 km² place it in the rank of 108 from the list of islands based on the extent of the world. Most of the Lombok people are Hindus. Therefore there are many temples found there as a place of prayer of Hindus.
- Taman Narmada
One of the famous and popular temples in Lombok is Pura Taman Narmada Lombok. The buildings and gardens are magnificent, unfortunately if you miss visiting them. Pura Taman Narmada is not too far from the center of Mataram.
You will only travel about 10 kilometers just east of Mataram City. Precisely Narmada Park is located in the village of Lembuak, District Narmada, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
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- Pura Batu Bolong
This temple is located in Lombok. Being situated on the edge of a cliff and adjacent to the sea, the atmosphere becomes very peaceful and so comfortable. This temple was built in 1533, by the receipt named Dang Hyang Dwijendra. The rishi originated from East Java, which spread Hindu religion from Java Island to Bali Island, and ended in Lombok.
You can visit this temple which is not far from the center of popular tourist attraction in Lombok, namely Senggigi Beach. This very strategic location makes it easier to reach this temple. located in Batu Bolong Hamlet, Batu Layar Sub District, Lombok. The journey that you have to take is only 5 minutes from the tourism center of Senggigi Beach. Well, if you are from downtown Mataram you only need to take about 20 minutes.
- Meru Temple
In Lombok there are many Hindu temples that have beautiful and unique architecture. One of the largest and oldest temples on the island of Lombok is Pura Meru. Location Pura Meru is not far from Taman Pura Mayura, so take a moment to stop here, yes. This temple has a unique story. In Pura Meru you will find three sacred regions.
The first one you will find is Kulkul’s house or kentongan in the western part of the temple. In the center of the temple, it i used as a place of offerings, ceremonies, and praying. The third, the eastern part you will find 3 towering and very fascinating temples. 3 temples are often used as a place of photos.
- Lingsar Temple
This temple will introduce to you the meaning of religious harmony. It is because Lingsar is a strong symbol of harmony between people of Hinduism and Sasak Islam of Lombok. The location of the Pura is at Jalan Gora No. 2, Lingsar Valley, Lingsar Village, Narmada District, West Lombok District.
Pura Lingsar is located about 8 kilometers from Mataram City. Approximately 20 minutes long journey. You can use private vehicles. The route is Mataram-Cakranegara-Selagalas-Lingsar. You can also use public transport.
- Pura Pengsong
Pura Pengsong this is a place of worship that has a kekutan to make you feel calm and peaceful. Not only that, the uniqueness of the building and the atmosphere of the atmosphere can also be special to be traced.
This Pengsong Temple is located in Kuranji Village, Lombok District. To reach the location of this attraction you must travel for 40 minutes from the city of Mataram. You can use private vehicle or travel. There are two paths or routes you can choose to go to Pura Pengsong.
- Suranadi Temple
To reach Pura Suranadi, you have to travel about 15 kilometers from Mataram City. Point your vehicle eastward, heading for the border of protected forest of Rinjani mountain park. The area of Narmada which is the location of Pura Suranadi you can pass by the path as.
For the route, you can follow Mataram, then towards Cakra, then Bertais, when it comes to Narmada you turn left, then follow one of the 2 lanes to the east. You may choose any path, because both will go to the Pura Suranadi area.
- Taman Mayura Temple
Taman Mayura Temple is also a popular tourist attraction in Lombok. You see, this attraction is not only interesting, but also close from the center of this Mataram city. You just drive 15 minutes away from the city center. Pura Taman Mayura is located in Cakranegara, Mataram. You can use a private vehicle, from the intersection Cakranegara only 500 meters then you can find this temple.
You will be able to enjoy the temple in the middle of the pool that will add to your coolness during the visit. In addition, the green scenery will make your mind fresh again.
- Gunung Baleku Temple
Pura Gunung Baleku located in the area of Lombok is one of the great temple in lombok.Pura Mount Baleku Lombok is located some distance from the highway. You need to walk about 500 meters from the highway to reach this temple. This temple is located in Gunung Sari, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara.
Do not forget to prepare the energy because you will climb the mountain and do not forget to bring a lot of mineral water. Here you would see how Hindus praying in Temple. Besides you will see the beautiful scenery ever.
- Siwa Gangga Temple
Pura Siwa Gangga Located Jln. Dharma Bhakti, Langko Village, Lingsar District, West Lombok District, NTB. Or about 30 minutes from the city of Mataram.
This temple used to be a private temple that has a connection with the journey of a famous Hindu Priest In the Early Dang Hyang Nirartha. This temple is then transformed into a Pura Umum since the discovery of a large “Linga Siwa” in the area of the temple that issued Water Like Milk.
- Pura Agung Sari
Pura Agung Gunung Sari, is a name given by the local community, Sasak tribe. But the real name of this temple is Pura Gunung Agung, the name is closely related to its founder, as well as the history of the founding of one of these temple attractions in Lombok. Pura Gunung Agung was established in 1717 by Anak Agung Ketut Ngurah Karang Asem.
Pura Gunung Agung was established as thanksgiving Anak Agung, because it has successfully completed its task on the island of Lombok.
Those are the temple that are exist in Lombok. The temple also could be visitd by the tourist. However, you should remember that you have to keep your attitude when visiting the temple since they are the place of worship.