Lombok has an enormous potential such as history, cultural heritage, old traditions, excellent handicrafts and interesting local communities such as the Buddhist villages in Lombok’s north – west highlands. Splendid beaches lining the southern coast and fertile rice terraces dominant around the foothills of Mount Rinjani in East Lombok. Belonging to the Indonesian Province of West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok comprises of three administrative: West Lombok, Central Lombok and East Lombok. The capital is Mataram in West Lombok which also is the capital for the Province of West Nusa Tenggara (Lombok island / Sumbawa island) . The west coast most populated and is historically rather significant. Having been colonized by the Balinese Rajas and later by the Dutch, an array of interesting heritage buildings can be explored and studied. Balinese still living in West Lombok and their temples plentiful in and around Mataram.
Lombok ethnic population Sasak people who of Islamic religion but in parts they still adhere to traditional customs such as ancestor worship and animism. Apart from the Sasaks and Balinese, Lombok comprises of communities such as the Arabs, Chinese and Buddhists. The cultural display of these groups is fascinating. And of course there is Mount Rinjani, Lombok’s awesome volcano with stunning views over Bali, Sumbawa and Flores. The crater lake features a smaller volcano adding to the dramatic scenery of this spiritual. Mount Rinjani Trek unforgettable experience but should only be attempted by fit and healthy people.