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West Nusa Tenggara

Known as the Wallace Line, named after naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace, West Nusa Tenggara is a province in South-central Indonesia. The two largest islands of West Nusa Tenggara are Lombok and Sumbawa Island. Mataram, on Lombok, is the capital and the largest city of the province.

The native people in West Nusa Tenggara are the Sasaks. They are predominantly moslem and have a strong distinguished traditional. Lombok Island is very popular with its soft white sand and its nature virgin beaches. Lombok, which is just east of Bali, is usually compared with its neighbor. However with its exceptional charm of nature many people said “You can see Bali in Lombok but not Lombok in Bali.”

Major tourist attractions in West Nusa Tenggara:

  • Senggigi beach, bow-shaped beach
  • Batu Bolong Beach, the beach has a huge rock with a hole in it
  • Kuta beach Lombok, a magnificent stretch of white sand and blue sea
  • Gili’s islands – Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, good place for diving
  • Narmada Garden, place to worship Shiva
  • Langsar Purse, a Hindu shrine where both Hindus and Moslems come to worship
  • Agung Gunung Sari Purse, a great temple on a hill at Gunung Sari

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