Mayura Water Palace


Built in 1744, this palace includes the former king’s family temple, which is a pilgrimage site for Lombok’s Hindus on 24 December. In 1894 it was the site of bloody battles between the Dutch and Balinese. You can get a slight sense of history here, but it's mostly just a public park these days with a polluted artificial lake.

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Nearby Mataram attractions

1. Pura Meru

0.03 MILES

Pura Meru is the largest and second-most important Hindu temple on Lombok. Built in 1720, it’s dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva…

2. Islamic Center Nusa Tenggara Barat

2.15 MILES

Opened in 2016, and superficially damaged in the 2018 quakes, this towering green-and-gold mosque is the most striking building in Lombok, with fabulous…

3. Pura Lingsar


Just 6km east of Mataram, in the village of Lingsar, this large temple compound is the holiest in Lombok. It was built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah…

4. Pura Batu Bolong

7.39 MILES

It’s not the grandest, but Pura Batu Bolong is Lombok’s most appealing Hindu temple and is particularly lovely at sunset. Join ever-welcoming members of…

5. Mesjid Nurul Iman


A useful landmark in the heart of Senggigi, although not especially notable otherwise.

6. Taman Wisata Alam Kerandangan


This pleasant, little-visited nature reserve is ideal for escaping the tourist bustle of Senggigi and indulging in a few hours of strolling in the…

7. Lookout

17.32 MILES

See the spectacular sights from the only hill in the Gilis. During the August 2018 Lombok earthquake, more than a thousand tourists and locals slept atop…

8. Mosque

17.39 MILES

The largest of the three mosques on Gili T had some lavish details that showed the wealth that tourism had brought to the island before it was badly…