Lombok Island is close to Bali Island and is often become the place of escape from the visitors of Bali who want to have the quieter place to be visited. Lombok Island is a part of West Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia and the island is known as the part from Lesser Sunda Islands chain. Lombok Island is separated from Bali by a strait called Lombok Strait. This island has become more and more popular and attracting even more tourists to visit and enjoy the beauty of the island. There are so many things can be enjoyed by the people who visit this island in their holidays.
History and Culture of Lombok Island
Lombok is a beautiful island with various cultural seeds comes from the people who live on the island. The original culture of Lombok is known to be influenced quite a lot by Balinese culture at some points. According to history, Hindu and Buddha are highly influence-able in Lombok before finally in 16th or 17th century, the culture of Islam started to come to the island. The minorities of people who have faith in Balinese Hindu are still stay in the island and remain strong and creating a unique color in the culture of Lombok in general.
Most people in Lombok are from Sasak culture with majority people are Muslims followed by Hinduism. In this island, there are a lot of people from the different background of culture create a uniqueness of itself. In this island, the international once lost their trust to visit this place. But now the trust seems to come back bit by bit and the tourism in Lombok is started to be lively again with so many visitors who visit the island for holiday or for a special trip such as the romantic honeymoon trip.
Interesting Sides of Lombok Island
Lombok Island is often being said to be the unspoiled Bali and this statement is true. Lombok Island in beauty and various things is quite similar to Bali and at some points even more beautiful but it is less popular compare to Bali. Sceneries and the beauty of Lombok’s nature is stunning. Visitors can go surfing or hiking to reach the top of Mount Rinjani. Lombok has not many malls or the nightlife facilities just like those can be found in Bali. At some points, this is actually the nice and fun thing about Lombok because the place becomes more peaceful to be visited. It is a perfect place of couples in honeymoon trip.
Lombok Island can be reached by taking the domestic or the international flights to Lombok International Airport. The airport is still quite new and located close to the city of Praya. The island can also be reached by ferries, busses or cars from the neighboring islands like Bali. Exploring the island is possible with bemos, cars and taxis. Visitors can rent a car or motorcycle to make the trip easier for them. If visitors visit the island at the right time, they may get to see and involve in festivals.