West Lombok attractions

Top Choice Temple in Mataram

Pura Lingsar

This large temple compound is the holiest in Lombok. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, and nestled beautifully in lush rice fields, it’s multidenominational, with a temple for Balinese Hindus (Pura Gaduh), an…
Hindu Temple in Mataram

Pura Meru

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. The inner court has 33 small shrines and three thatched, tea…
Island in Southwestern Peninsula

Gili Gede

Of the dozen islands off the coast here, Gili Gede is a favourite. Although popular with day-tripping snorkellers and divers from across Lombok, the island itself is utterly serene and has a couple of isolated place…
Nature Reserve in Senggigi

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 rainforest. The Princess Twin and Swallow Cave waterfalls lie on the…
Hindu Temple in Senggigi

Pura Batu Bolong

It’s not the grandest, but Pura Batu Bolong is Lombok’s most appealing Hindu temple, and particularly lovely at sunset. Join an ever-welcoming Balinese community as they leave offerings at the 14 altars and pagodas …
Island in Gili Gede

Gili Asahan

Gili Asahan is an idyllic spot: soothing winds gust, birds flutter and gather in the grass just before sunset, muted calls to prayer rumble, and the stars and moon light up the sky.
Park in Mataram

Mayura Water Palace

Built in 1744, this palace includes the former king’s family temple, 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 slig…
Mosque in Senggigi

Mesjid

One of two mosques in the centre of Senggigi, this small place of worship rarely attracts outside interest beyond its local faithful.
Mosque in Senggigi

Mesjid Baru

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