Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grain of Sand-Kuta Beach Lombok

Kuta Beach, Lombok is one of the tourist area on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The beach with white sand lies a village called Desa Kuta. Kuta village started to become attractive tourist destinations in Indonesia since the establishment of many new hotels.

Besides the natural beauty that can be enjoyed in this village, once a year Sasak ceremony held in this village. This is a ceremony Nyale Bau. In this ceremony Nyale sailors looking for worms in the sea. According to legend, there used to be a princess, named Princess Mandalika, a very beautiful, many princes and youth who want to marry him. Because he can not make decisions, then he plunged into the sea water. He previously promised that he would come back once a year. Her long hair became Nyale these worms.

Hearing the name of Kuta Beach (read: Kute), everyone would immediately associate it with the Island of Bali. Not many people know that on the southern coast of Lombok Island also has a beautiful beach which is also called Kuta. The uniqueness of this beach is the beach area which is surrounded by hills, the colored sand is very white and very quiet, especially on weekdays.

If staying in Senggigi or Mataram, a trip to the beach from the Senggigi Kuta takes about 2.5 hours, via the city of Mataram. By midday, we arrived in Kuta Beach, and the beauty of this beach did not disappoint. Travel is pretty much paid off when he saw the pristine natural beauty. Sea water does not impede clear-bagu admire the view of the rocks and small inhabitants yag occasionally seemed to swim and crawl in it.

Terhamparlah very white sand beach and clean, slightly dazzled from a distance in the middle of the day without a cloud. Play around on white sandy beach is very pleasant because of the shallow beach area is wide enough.

In the distance, seen some users jetski and windsurfer who should come from the hotel Novotel Coralia Lombok is located about 1 km from Kuta Beach and is the only star hotel that is closest to Kuta Beach. Hotel is also located on the shoreline, and provides a variety of water recreation facilities such as jet skiing, speed boat, banana boat and others.

On the way home, could be followed by a visit Rambitan villages, a Sasak traditional village (indigenous people of Lombok). In the area of cultural heritage that are still standing traditional Sasak houses with real life. The house is still original complete with dirt floors made of buffalo / cow along with social life and everyday activities in accordance with the customary.

The journey can be continued by visiting Lombok weaving craft center, in the area Sukarara approximately 1 hours drive from Mataram. You can see how woven fabric made by the local population and also to purchase a variety of styles and types of woven fabric in a shade cooperative artisans.

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