A full-day excursion to discover the legacy of the old Balinese Kingdom and Hindu beliefs still present in Lombok, taking you to the most famous sights to witness the traces of the ancient Mandalika Kingdom and the meeting of Hinduism with Islam in Lombok.
What You Will Do
The day starts with the visit to the Batubolong Temple. Situated on the rocks facing Lombok Strait and Mount Agung, it is Lombok’s most appealing Hindu temple. The rock underneath the temple has a hole, hence the name batu bolong; which literally means ‘rock with hole’. Proceed by car towards Mandalika Market for a quick experience of the hustle and bustle at the traditional market, then continue on to Narmada Water Palace where the legend of a ‘Fountain of Youth’ might have originated. Built by one of the last kings of Lombok in 1805, it was originally his summer palace.
After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed by car to Lingsar Temple, dating back to 1714. Pass the center of trading in Cakranegara, and arrive at this large temple compound, which is the holiest in Lombok. Built by King Agung Ngurah, it symbolizes harmony between Hindu Bali Lombok and Islam Sasak Lombok with a temple for Balinese Hindu and another for Lombok’s mystical take on Islam; Wektu Telu.
Mayura Water Palace which was built around 1744 by King Made Ngurah of Karangasem is the last stop of your excursion.
Why Book This: This excursion is suitable for all ages and perfect for palaeophiles - those who have interests in ancient history and traditions
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.