The New Year 2020 holiday is just a few days away. Besides destinations in Bali, you also have to visit Lombok. For those of you who are looking for the best tourist attractions for the new year holiday, it is not wrong if you visit the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB).
Here are 8 selected tourist destinations on the island of Lombok that is suitable for you to visit with family, friends, and relatives, during the new year’s holidays.\
The name Pink Beach is actually just a nickname. This beach was originally named Tangsi Beach. But because the sand has a pink color, so this beach is more popular as the Pink Beach.
Pink Beach is one of the beaches that is very suitable for snorkeling on the island of Lombok because it has small waves and relative sea water currents.
Pink Beach is located in Serokah Village, Jerowaru District, East Lombok Regency, NTB. This beach is about 82 kilometers from the City Center of Mataram.
Islamic Center of NTB
The NTB Islamic Center is a symbol or icon of halal tourist destinations on Lombok Island, known as the Thousand Islands Mosque.
The Islamic Center is also often used for Islamic studies. During the month of Ramadan, the Islamic Center is always crowded with pilgrims and tourists to break their fast, perform the Maghrib, Isha and Tarawih prayers.
The Lombok Islamic Center itself has a main building, the Hizbul Wathan Mosque. In the mosque building there is a tower with a height of 99 meters into one very interesting part. The 99 meter high tower was taken from 99 names of Allah (Asma’ul Husna). From the top of the tower, tourists can go up and enjoy the face of the city of Mataram from a height.
Kuta Mandalika Beach
Kuta Beach Lombok Mandalika is a tourist destination located in Kuta Village, Central Lombok Regency, NTB.
In addition to the white sand beaches, in this Kuta Mandalika tourist attraction tourists can enjoy the clarity of sea water with coral reefs that can be seen directly from the sea surface.
In 2021, the Kuta Mandalika area will be held at the world’s most prestigious motor racing event, the MotoGP 2021 Mandalika.
Narmada Park is located in Lembuak Village, Narmada District, West Lombok Regency, NTB Province. Narmada is taken from the name of the Ganges tributary in India which means spring or source of life.
Narmada Park was built in 1727 by Raja Anak Agung Ngurah Karangasem. Initially, this park was built for religious ceremonies as well as being used as a resting place for the royal family during the dry season.
One of the attractions of Taman Narmada is having a spring from Mount Rinjani which is believed to make young, if taken directly or washed to the entire face. For women who are menstruating, are prohibited from entering the spring because it is believed to be a sacred place.
Ampenan Old City
Not far from the Hizbul Wathan Islamic Center, NTB, there is the Ampenan Old City tourist destination, which is a pity to miss when visiting Lombok Island.
Ampenan Old City was built since 1924 by the Dutch. If you surround this old city, tourists will be treated to old buildings with unique Dutch architectural styles that are suitable as objects for selfie fun.
Pusuk Pass Forest Tourism
Pusuk Pass Tourism Forest is part of the Mount Rinjani National Park area. The location of this tourist attraction is located right on the border area of West Lombok Regency and North Lombok Regency, or about 15 Km North of the City of Mataram.
The attraction of this Pusuk Pass tourist destination is the beautiful natural beauty, natural and fresh air. In addition, tourists can also feed hundreds of monkeys.
This herd of monkeys is a characteristic of the Pusuk Pass Forest tourism area because it often lined the roadside to await road users to provide food.
Senggigi Beach is one of the favorite tourist attractions on the island of Lombok. The location is only 17 km north of the city of Mataram or about 30 minutes by motorized vehicle.
Tourists who come can enjoy the beautiful underwater world of Senggigi Beach. The waves are not so hard, making this beach as a favorite place for tourists to snorkel.
Bayan Beleq Mosque
Bayan Beleq Mosque is the oldest unique mosque on the island of Lombok. This mosque was established in the 17th century, and in 1993, this mosque was designated as a cultural heritage object and protected by the government.
The building of the Ancient Bayan Beleq Mosque is still maintained its authenticity until now. The walls are still made of bamboo and a heap of straw is part of the roof. The mosque which still stands firm is the first witness to spread Islam in Lombok by Sunan Prapen.
The Bayan Beleq Mosque is located in Bayan Village, Bayan District, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). So, what are you waiting for? Make the New Year 2020 holiday, you are more memorable by visiting the best and favorite tourist attractions on the island of Lombok.