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MATARAM CITY TOUR

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LMB-06 Short Itinerary

NarmadaA half day tour to Mataram city, the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara province. The city is now covering 2 old towns of Ampenan and Cakra Negara as ever the capital city of 17th to 18th century of Karangasem kingdom. The tour starts from your hotel in Senggigi Beach or around Mataram city visiting the heritages of ancient Lombok on the main cities of Ampenan and Cakranegara. These are the 2 largest towns in Lombok stretching from the the west beach to the inner part of west Lombok island.

MayuraFirst stop will be the Museum of NTB covering 1239 manuscripts and artifacts as the historical fact of Lombok island, Mayura Floating pavilion was built in 1744 by A.A. Ngurah Karangasem (Balinese King) imitating the floating pavilion of Klungkung the capital of Bali kingdom. In the middle of the pool there is a building which was called Balai Kambang, floating pavilion which housing meeting for conflict examination and giving an equal solution such as justice process or certain important meeting. The combination of Hindu and Islam culture can be seen from the architectural statues that exist in this park. Largest traditional market of Lombok, Narmada park which is considered the replica of the Segara Anak crater of the Rinjani peak, Lingsar temple, a temple for the Hindu and the Moslem making offering together. Lunch will be serve at local restaurant on Indonesian or Chinese menu. Harga

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There are many interesting places belong to the Hindu kingdom in Mataran and surrounding. Lombok handicraft is simple in decoration, but it is strongly ethnic in character. Lombok art and handicraft is typical for certain village for certain type. Pottery for example is typical for Panujak village, Lombok cloth is typical for Sukarara village, and others. Very little of creative art can be found. Collectors are very interested to buy the art since it's typical shape, and tourists are their main customer beside it is exported to Bali in big numbers. Original Lombok music may not exist, but so far what is called Tandak Gerok, a set of instruments consist of bamboo flutes, rebab, and kempli ( bamboo knocked instruments ) are used during the fold play after harvesting time, especially harvesting the rice. The most unique religion is waktu telu religion, a mixed indigenous with Hindu and Islam. They do not fast a month but only 3 days during Ramadhan, do not pray 5 times, and do not make pilgrimage, and no objection of eating pork. The famous temple for this believe is Lingsar Temple, where is also a Hindu temple on the side. It was built in 1744.

The largest temple in Lombok built by the royal palace in 1720 as the symbol of the kingdom and consolidated the smaller kingdoms. The temple reflects the style and concept of Bali. The temple as the main tourist's object in Lombok beside Mayura Water Palace,Suranadi temple is one of the holiest temple sets in a garden, and famous with it's icy cool water spring. The bath has Balinese decorations such as carving and artistic patterns.

POPULAR TOURS

Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour. Harga