The island of Lombok in south-central Indonesia is slowly becoming an important tourist destination. It could have been as popular as Bali by now if not for its past:it has had such a problematic history that its tourism industry never took off. If you’ve been to Bali, imagine it without the pollution, tourism overload, persistent beach vendors, and unending rows of shops and stalls, then you get an idea of how beautiful Lombok is. In addition to the beaches of this place, Mayura Garden stands as an important tourist attraction in Lombok.
Located in Cakranegara, the Mayura Garden is a very old structure that was built by ancient Balinese who settled in Lombok. Bali and Lombok are just 45 kilometers apart, separated only by the Lombok Strait. Maybe many million years ago these two beautiful islands were just one amazing island since it is quite apparent today that they share the same beautiful natural treasures such as their beaches, reefs and waterfalls. When the Balinese people decided to build a kingdom in nearby Lombok, they built picturesque temples and palaces. The Mayura Garden used to be a part of one those palaces. [Read more…]