Lombok, a beautiful island nestled east of Bali, is a worthy destination for a quick trip in the countryside. It offers various historical attractions, as well as an admirable glimpse of the local life and delicious local food!
Included in the itinerary is the Mayura Water Palace, built in 1744 and once served as a Balinese royal complex set in an idyllic park with avenue of mangosteens. There’s also the Sweta Market, the largest of its kind in Lombok where you can wander around and see stalls offering local produce. Some of the available items here include coffee beans, fabrics, crafts, fruit and hardware.
Tired of walking? Hop on a horse-drawn cart and enjoy a ride to Getap. See blacksmiths who produce farming materials and then visit a huge supermarket for more local finds. Final stop will be the Lombok Museum with exhibits on the geology, history and culture of Lombok and Sumbawa. If you’re planning a trip to Indonesia, Lombok is worthy of putting in your itinerary. Pack your bags and prepare yourself for a jampacked adventure!