Lombok, Indonesia: The ‘Other Bali’

25 minutes away from one of SEA’s hottest tourist destinations is a quieter, more authentic paradise.


Other than the beaches and natural attractions, Lombok has cultural and historical destinations; one of which is Pura Meru. The latter is the second-most important Hindu temple on the island and is the largest.

It finished construction in the 1720s and is dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The meru is also a representation of the mythical Mount Meru, and the sacred peaks of Mount Agung, Mount Bromo and Mount Rinjani.

Islamic Center Mosque

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Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida is a writer by profession and traveler by passion. He writes and posts about his adventures on TheWanderingJuan.net. He likes the outdoors and prefers mountains and hiking to beach bumming, but he wouldn't mind lazing on a white sand beach and swimming in its clear, blue waters.