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Located in Indonesia on an island in the West Nusa Tenggara province, the Lombok Port forms a part of the Lesser Sunda Island. An island of startling contradictions and contrasts, Lombok exudes an aura of the staid and the rural, a genteel way of life in a quiet backwater. Located to the east and across a deep strait from its illustrious neighbor Bali, the island of Lombok offers unique culture, beautiful landscapes and a far less frenetic, pressured atmosphere than Bali. However, savvy travelers agree that Lombok's calm existence may soon come to an end, as it is fast becoming the new "in place" after Bali.
 
The crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait separate the island of Lombok from its neighbor Bali. For experienced travelers, Lombok will seem a throwback to Bali's halcyon days - reminiscent, indeed, of that island some 30 years ago, before globalization brought a steady stream of development to its shores. Like its neighbor, Lombok is renowned for its traditional craft villages. Artisans produce the exquisite brocaded cloth called songket, elegant woodcarvings, and superb pottery made from local hillside clays. The island also possesses great natural beauty, from the dramatic rice terraces and plantations of the south to the tropical rain and cloud forests of the north. Lombok is home to Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia's second highest peak, a magnificent volcano soaring over 12,000 feet above sea level, The Mt. Gunung Rinjani is a spectacular natural area to visit. It offers the chance to enjoy hiking, in a volcanic mountain range with majestic views of the island and the village of Sapit. Hot springs and the vast semi-lunar crater borne from an eruption centuries ago are sights to see.
 
The Lombok Strait is part of the Wallace Line - a major eco-geographical boundary separating the flora and fauna of East Indonesia and Australia from West Indonesia. Many species found on Lombok, for example, are not found on neighboring Bali, just 20 miles away across the strait.
The island was once ruled by a series of Sasak princes who spent their time fending off successive invasions from Sumbawanese and Makassarese attackers. In 1740, the Balinese established a stronghold here and imposed their culture on the Sasaks. Later, Lombok came under Dutch rule until the country achieved independence.
 
The western part of the almost circular island is well irrigated by mountain streams and artesian springs. Here Balinese and Sasaks have sculpted handsome rice terraces; Hindu temples vie for attention with glistening white mosques rising from picturesque rural villages. More dramatic is the southern coast with beautiful sandy bays set between rocky outcrops. Most of Lombok's attractions are concentrated in the western district of the island, within a nine-mile radius of the capital, Mataram. Members of Lombok's polyglot population - Sasak, Balinese, Chinese and Arab - continue their laid-back, traditional ways.
 
Where You are Dock
Cruise ships  anchor off Lembar port J.L. raya, Pelabuhan Lembar # 1. Lombok NTB , the port of Lombok Island. Pasengers taken ashore via ship's tenders. The distance to the principal town of Mataram is 13 miles; it is 18 miles to Senggigi Beach. Taxis and local "bemos" are generally available at the pier. Bemos are only recommended for short distances. Be sure to agree on the fare before leaving the pier.
 
On Lombok there are three main cities, Ampenan, Mataram, and Cakra negara. A visit to the cities makes an interesting half day tour, exploring the numerous small shops selling everything imaginable at reasonable prices. This tour will discover those 3 cities, including West Nusa Tenggara Museum, Traditional Market, Shopping Mall, Mayura Temple, Meru Temple, Pearl Shop, and some temple in West Lombok such Narmada the water castle, and Lingsar the oldest temple on the island.
 
You can puchase tour will lead by bilingual speaking guide and experience driver at small private group of max 10 persons on each AC vehicle to maximize your holiday time on Lombok. This tour can modify as you wish to suit your want to enjoy your unique holiday on Lombok. For cruise ship passanggers, tour will be start from Lembar port in between 8.30 am - 9.30am depending on tender boat and drop off at 4.30pm at cruise ship port. To book this tour you need to contact by email, phone, nor sms, feel free to describe your wish to accommodate arrangement in advance.vist  http://www.tourtolombok.com/contact-lombok-tour.html

Get around

By taxi
Bluebird (Lombok Taksi), ? +62 370 627000, [3]. and the white coloured Express Taksi both have a radio despatch system and are equiped with meters which should be used by their drivers at all times, including all journeys originating from Lembar. Taxis can often be located near the main gate into the port area or you could try calling for one from inside the port area using a cellphone after disembarking.  edit
 
Sekotong Village
This new and up-and-coming tourist destination is home to spectacular beach scenery, exotic sunsets and a majestic view of Mt. Rinjani, Lombok's highest peak, and Mt. Agung on Bali.
 
Lingsar Temple
Built in 1714, this Hindu shrine also welcomes Buddhist and Muslim worshippers. Lingsar is famous for a pool of water in the Wektu Telu area, sacred to the deity Vishnu.
 
Majura Water Palace
Once part of the Balinese kingdom's royal court, now a popular retreat for fishermen and families, Mayura Water Place is an example of the Balinese "bale kambang" (floating pavilion) architecture.
 
Craft Villages of Lombok
Lombok boasts several crafts villages, including Banyumulek where elegantly designed Earthenware is a favorite of connoisseurs, and Sesela, where island keepsakes are made from ketak wood and pearl.
 
Senggigi Beach
This is a beautiful stretch of beach and Lombok's major resort area overlooking the Lombok Strait. On clear days, sacred Mount Agung on the neighboring island of Bali may be seen shimmering in the distance. Senggigi features such international hotels as the Sheraton and the Holiday Inn. Snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, waterskiing and windsurfing are available at Senggigi Beach.
 
Pura Meru
The temple, dating back to 1720, is dedicated to the Hindu trinity: Siva, Vishnu and Brahma. Each one of the temple's 33 shrines is cared for by a different Hindu community.
 
Sendang Gile Waterfall
This 328 ft. high waterfall is located at the foot of Mt. Rinjani, in the Mt. Rinjani National Park, and is one of Lombok's most well-known tourist attractions. It is actually divided on three separate layers from bottom to top Sendang Gila, Tiu Kelep, and Batara Lajang.
 
Mataram Mataram
Located on the western side of the island of Lombok, it's in proximity to the main tourist stretch of Senggigi Beach. This capital city of the province of West Nusa Tenggara is the center of government, education, commerce, industry, and services. A favorite site to visit is the Mayura Garden, a water palace built in 1744.
 
Kuta Beach
Kuta is a village on the island of Lombok in the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara. Kuta is known for its beautiful beaches and is therefore one of the tourist attractions of Lombok.


 
Shopping
Scenic sights and wonderful landscapes are abundant next to the docking area of the Lombok Port. This accurately sends the signal that shopping is a prominent activity for tourists on the island. The Sweta Bazaaar and the Cakranegar offer decorative items of seashells, pearls and hand-made baskets and bags. Basket weaving is a traditional activity for most locals; a trip to the Ampenan area provides shoppers with a great selection of colorful hand-woven baskets in several sizes. Handwoven textiles make good buys, with cotton and silk ikat topping the list. Handicrafts, baskets and antiques are also popular. Most villages have their own local markets, well stocked and with competitive prices. The local currency is the rupiah.
 
Another popular island souvenir are the beautifully crafted colorful sarongs; these are sold in various stores and shops around the island. The Gili Tarawangan and nearby areas in Tete Batu offers not only these stunning sarongs but creatively designed clay potteries. The neighborhood of Mataram in the central area of the town also offers these beautiful works of art.
 





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