Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lombok Island

Senggigi Beach is a famous tourist places in Lombok. It is located on the west coast of Lombok island. Senggigi beach is not as big as Kuta Beach in Bali, but once we were here to feel at Kuta Beach, Bali. Coastal beaches are still beautiful, although there was trash strewn leaves because rarely cleaned. Underwater scenery is very beautiful, and tourists can do as much snorkeling as the waves are not too big. Ketengah towering coral reefs causing large waves breaking in the middle. There are also hotels with prices that vary, from expensive to economically valuable hotel.

About a half hour on foot, the tourists can encounter Batu Bolong in this beach. This is a temple built on the rock which lies on the beach. According to local legend held ancients often sacrifice a virgin to the sharks are fed back to this place. Another legend says the first lot of women who threw themselves from this place into the sea because of a broken heart. From this place also seen Mount Agung in Bali.

Not far from Batu Bolong is the tomb of a scholar. This is a place sacred to the adherents of Wetu Telu.

Senggigi Beach, located on the north ward, is the most popular beaches and is famous for its beauty. The beach is located 12 miles northwest of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Lombok is, stretching nearly 10 km long with white sand that seems to tempt you to sit on it and for a moment forget all your life routine, city traffic , and fresh air to enjoy the sea view of blue-green shades and enjoy the beautiful sunset at Senggigi beach.

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