Places to visit and things to do

CENTRAL LOMBOK

Sukarara is 5 km to the west of Praya, heading south towards Kuta. This is a weaving village where quality ikat and traditional cloth is displayed and sold. Weavers work outside many of the shops ,using antiquated “back strop looms” to painstakingly produce works of art. Some of the larger pieces can take several months to weave, and collectors from around the world visit this village to purchase the blankets sarongs and cloth produced here.

Rembitan and Sade, are located on the main road before Kuta, are two traditional Sasak villas sitting between the roadside and the rice fields. There are authentic lumbung (traditional houses) here and the villages are laid out in old-style compounds.

Benang Stokel Waterfall,-Meaning Literally, a Ball of thread, located in Aik Berik Village, Batukliang Utara Sub-district, 22 km north of Praya. Fresh and cool water falls from 20 meter high trough the steep rock face, covered by the variety of vegetations; the moss, forming lush green wall till the raft where lies small valley for bathing. The falling water seems to ply down joyfully, sliding one after another, cussing down and sounded as if boiling water. Local people believe the water has curative qualities. Facilities serve such food stalls, coffee stalls and realtor.

BENANG KELAMBU WATERFALL As if the curtains hanging over the air, blown by fresh wind, forming the beautiful space of scenery, is Benang Kelambu Waterfall. It is located only 1 Km from Benang Stokel, could be reached by car then visitors trail through the dense forest inhabited by long-tailed monkeys. This bathing site has natural cold water that flows over the slits of the stones in 35 high. Visitors favor this place for bathing while enjoying the beautiful panorama especially in Sunday and holidays.

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