Tanjung, Lombok

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Tanjung, Lombok
Town
Market in Tanjung, North Lombok
Market in Tanjung, North Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok is located in Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok
Location on Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok is located in Indonesia
Tanjung, Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°21′S 116°9′E / 8.350°S 116.150°E / -8.350; 116.150Coordinates: 8°21′S 116°9′E / 8.350°S 116.150°E / -8.350; 116.150
Country Indonesia
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency North Lombok Regency
Time zone UTC+08


Tanjung is a town on the island Lombok and is also the capital of the North Lombok Regency in the Indonesian province West Nusa Tenggara. "Tanjung" means "Cape" in Bahasa Indonesia.

Tanjung is known for its market and its temples. There is a new Buddhist temple (Sutta Dhamma Lenek) near Tanjung. Another Buddhist Temple, Vihara Dhamma, can be visited in the centre of Tanjung. About 800 Buddhists live in and around Tanjung. Pura Medana is a sightworthy Hindu temple in the west of Tanjung on the small peninsula Sira.[1] Every Sunday a special cattle market is held in Tanjung.[2]

There are various sightworthy waterfalls in the east of Tanjung, e.g. Air Terjung Gangga and Air Terjun Tiu with a height of 30 metres.[3]

Buddhist Temple Sutta Dhamma Lenek near Tanjung
Buddhist Temple Vihara Dhamma in Tanjung
Pura Medana, a Hindu Temple in the west of Tanjung

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brigitte Beier: Bali und Lombok, p. 303 Ostfildern 2013
  2. ^ Catherine Bourzat: Indonésie, p. 473. Boulogne-Billancourt 2013
  3. ^ Catherine Bourzat: Indonésie, p. 474. Boulogne-Billancourt 2013