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    Pura Batu Bolong, Lombok

    Batu Bolong temple is situated on the rocks near the Senggigi Beach , Pantai Batu screen, next to the northwestern city of Mataram, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Day trips to Lombok seems incomplete if not visit Senggigi Beach, the object tourism West Nusa Tenggara Province promising charm. Even as the beauty of Senggigi Beach, one of the Indonesian novelist, Mira W., creating a novel titled "Ferris Segurat on Senggigi Beach." In this place there are various tourist destinations, one of which is a temple called Pura Batu Bolong.

    As the name implies Pura Batu Bolong, the temple is located above the black rock Senggigi Beach which has a hole or holes in the middle. With its position that juts into the sea, of course, this temple has its own atmosphere of beauty. This Hindu sacred site at a glance will remind tourists of Pura Tanah Lot in Bali Island, the building of worship located on the shoreline with the position jutting into the sea.

    The sound waves hit the rocks, then flows through the gaping hole ditingkahi sea breeze blowing would create its own magic for anyone who set foot in the Pura Batu Bolong. Pura directly opposite the Straits of Lombok and Bali's Mount Agung in this spiritual atmosphere that is able to provide peace and quiet for Hindus who ngaturang devotion (prayer and worship) to this temple.

    On top of big rocks are black there are two temples. As I walked down the stairs, you will find the first temple that stood in the shade of a leafy tree. While the second temple stood on a rock which rises about 4 feet tall and has a hole underneath. To achieve this main temple you have to walk carefully so as not exposed to splashes of the waves that hit the reef.

    For the casual visitor who just want to enjoy kendahan temple, the camera is the stuff that should you bring to this place, because you will find many interesting things to capture. If the weather is sunny, you can see Mount Agung on Bali island towering. Also, if you come in the afternoon, the sinking sun and the sky color changes from afternoon to dusk and then into the night is a sight you must not miss. Then as the night before laangit flickering star-studded evening will, and the more boisterous sound waves audible.

    When Lebaran arrived, Muslims in Lombok will flock to flood the beach in front of the temple. They will enjoy a rollicking opor chicken, rice cake, chicken and serundeng Taliwang. At times like that you'll see the beautiful harmony in diversity. Although they are different, they still get along and live together in harmony.

    Because Pura Batu Bolong is a complex area of Senggigi Beach, you do not have to worry about facilities and accommodation. In this area there are plenty of lodging, ranging from cheap hostels, hotels, and resorts famous. You can choose in accordance with the fees you prepare. Similarly, for business to fill the stomach, in this place you can find food stalls and vendors with ease. Souvenir kiosk, parking area, toilet, are all available in the region.

    Located approximately 12 km from the city which became the capital of Mataram West Nusa Tenggara Province Pura Batu Bolong made easily accessible by both tourists and people who want to pray at this temple. Tourists who do not bring personal vehicles to public transport and taxis in the city of Mataram.

    Source: bestindonesiaislands.com

    by Paul Stubbs

    Last edited by Backpacker; 27-02-2012 at 15:35.

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