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    Gili Sulat, Mangrove Forest in Gili Island - East Lombok



    In Lombok, the popular place is Gili island, passing by Wallace line, namely Gili Sulat. In this Gili island there is a mangrove forest where it becomes a living place for many kind of birds. You can also enjoy unforgettable Lombok tourism attraction.

    Gili Sulat administratively included in East Lombok regency, in Sambella village. Gili island which has 5,2 km coastal line, you may find mangrove forest which still in natural condition. Many kind of bird species can be found here, and one of the famous species is bertong bird or maleo bird (macrocephalon maleo) which make the nest in the cave-shaped ground. In certain times, these birds migrate to other lands such as Sumbawa, Bima, Bali and Sulawesi. You will be so lucky if you visit this island and able to meet this bird.

    Gili sulat has the most complex species in the South East Asia because the mangrove forest is still dense and complete. If you entering this mangrove area, you have to be very careful since this place is also a living place for some snake species, and one of them is the green snake.

    Not long after you enter the mangrove forest, you will be welcomed by the sound of birds which perching in the mangrove’s branch. If you look below you will see various fishes live in amongst the mangrove roots which is their favorite place to live and to hide. It’s recommended if you stay a while in the end of the bridge while enjoying the tranquility situation. If you bring your food supply, you can open it here.

    If you do a Lombok adventure through this mangrove forest, you will feel like entering Amazon jungle. Sea creatures and coral reef look so clear from the canoe, because the water is so shallow and clear. The situation also calm because there are no waves here.

    Besides, if you like to swim, this gili has some locations to swim and to snorkel. Those places are competitive even more beautiful compared to other diving places in Lombok. Usually the boat crew, who take visitors here, knows the best locations to do snorkeling and swimming.




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