is sacred not only to Lombok’s Hindu community, but also for local Moslem and Watu Telu worshipers. Built around 1714, Pura Lingsar was originally based on the prevailing animist beliefs of the time, and some of the original animist statues remain today. This temple has two holy shrines and is the only place on Lombok where all the religions – Hindus, Buddhists and Orthodox Moslems – come together to pray for prosperity, fertility, rain, health and general success. The temple is traditionally associated with fertility, irrigation and rice.
Lingsar has spring-fed pools within the temple grounds and there are freshwater eels, visitors are welcome to accompany a temple priest who will feed them with some boiled eggs, which can be bought at nearby stands. It is opened during the day.
Pura Narmada (or Narmada Temple)
Is located, around 10 km east of Cakranegara, according to the ancient artefact, Narmada, was created in 1805 as a replica of Mount Rinjani and Lake Segara Anak, the lake within Rinjani’s crater. The gardens at Narmada are beautiful which surround the pools and man made Lake.
is a complex of three temples located a few kilometers in the north of Narmada. Pura Suranadi is considered as the oldest and holiest Balinese temples in Lombok, founded in the 16th century by a Javanese priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha. Locally, Suranadi is regarded as the place to obtain the proper holy water for Hindu cremations. Huge sacred eels live in the pools and streams here and sometimes can be lured out with an offering of boiled eggs (purchased at a nearby stall). To see a sacred eel is considered very lucky! The eels are considered holy and it is taboo to eat them or to contaminate their water.
Can be easily reached on the way to Lembar Harbour, it is an important centre for pottery in Lombok. The small village is packed with shops selling pottery produced in the area, as well as from the other main pottery-making villages such as Penujak and Masbagik. Lombok pottery, with its distinctive terracotta styles, has become famous internationally and is exported throughout the world. Wander the streets here and see the pottery being made using traditional methods. Lombok pottery is a great idea for souvenir or gift to carry home, and shops can arrange shipping to almost any country for larger items and export.
is a picturesque area on the southwest coast, where the waters are turquoise blue and the sand blindingly white. The large calm bay just before Taun ( Sekotong Barat) is one of the most beautiful in Lombok, reminiscent of the Caribbean. This is an ideal base for exploring the southwest coast.
Just off the coast lie three small islands: Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak and Gili Tangkong. Gili Sudak, with its soft white sand and sparkling clear waters, has a small restaurant with sea food menu and the island is perfect for a hideaway.
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