Senggigi

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Senggigi
Place
Senggigi is located in Lombok
Senggigi
Senggigi
Location on Lombok
Senggigi is located in Indonesia
Senggigi
Senggigi
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°29′59″S 116°2′51″E / 8.49972°S 116.04750°E / -8.49972; 116.04750Coordinates: 8°29′59″S 116°2′51″E / 8.49972°S 116.04750°E / -8.49972; 116.04750
Country Indonesia
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency West Lombok Regency
Time zone UTC+08
Senggigi beach.

Senggigi is the main tourist strip of the Indonesian island of Lombok, stretched out along the several kilometers of the beachfront, just to the north of the capital Mataram. The site of a building frenzy in the late 1990s when Lombok was hyped to be the next Bali, the communal violence of 2000 and the 2002 Bali bombing dealt Senggigi a severe blow, with tourist numbers declining precipitously and many construction projects halted.

High Street of Senggigi, northern part
High Street of Senggigi, southern part
Grave of Batu Layar near Senggigi

Sights[edit]

Pura Batu Bolong is a famous Hindu temple with 14 altars on a rock on the beach which is visited by many worshippers.[1] The name means "Rock with a hole".

In the south of Senggigi the grave of Batu Layar (Makam Batu Layar), a famous muslim saint, is worth a visit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birgit Borowski: Bali & Lombok, p. 297. Ostfildern 2013

External links[edit]

  • Senggigi travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • NY Times article, Next Stop Lombok Island [1]