Tanjung, Lombok

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Tanjung
Town
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Markt (pasar) te Tanjung Noord-Lombok TMnr 10003038.jpg
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From top, bottom to right: Market in Tanjung, Buddhist Temple Sutta Dhamma Lenek, Pura Medana a Hindu Temple in the west of Tanjung and Buddhist Temple Vihara Dhamma
Tanjung is located in Lombok
Tanjung
Tanjung
Tanjung is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Tanjung
Tanjung
Tanjung (Lesser Sunda Islands)
Tanjung is located in Indonesia
Tanjung
Tanjung
Tanjung (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
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency North Lombok Regency
Area
 • Total 115,64 km2 (4,465 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (ICST)
Area code (+62) 370
Villages 7

Tanjung is a town on the island Lombok. It is the local capital of the North Lombok Regency in the Indonesian province West Nusa Tenggara. "Tanjung" means "Cape" in Indonesian.

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 significant Hindu temple to the west of Tanjung on the small Sira peninsula.[1] Every Sunday a special cattle market is held in Tanjung.[2]

There are various waterfalls to the east of Tanjung such as Air Terjung Gangga (Gangga waterfall) and Air Terjun Tiu (Tiu waterfall) with a height of 30 metres.[3]

Administrative villages[edit]

Tanjung consists of 7 villages (Kelurahan or Desa) namely:

  • Jenggal
  • Medana
  • Sigar Penjalin
  • Sokong
  • Tanjung
  • Tegal Maja
  • Teniga

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

External links[edit]

  • Tanjung travel guide from Wikivoyage