Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Temple Batu Bolong - Lombok

The temple Batu Bolong

The temple Batu Bolong - Lombok
The temple Batu Bolong - Lombok
The temple Batu Bolong is located on the rocks near Senggigi, Batu Layar, northwest city of Mataram, West Lombok. Travel to Lombok you do not seem complete without visiting the Senggigi Beach, tourist attraction West Nusa Tenggara Province promising incredible natural charm. Even as the beauty of Senggigi Beach, one of the Indonesian novelist, Mira W., wrote a novel titled "Ferris Segurat at Senggigi Beach." In this place there are many tourist destinations, one of which is a temple called The temple Batu Bolong. 


As the name The temple Batu Bolong, this temple is located on top of the black stone Senggigi Beach that has a hole or holes in the middle. With its position that juts into the sea, this temple has its own beauty atmosphere. This Hindu holy place will remind you glance at Tanah Lot temple in Bali, religious buildings are located on the shoreline with the position jutting into the sea.

The sound of the waves hitting the rocks, then runs through a gaping hole ditingkahi sea breeze blowing will create a miracle for anyone who set foot in the The temple Batu Bolong. The temple directly opposite the Strait of Lombok and Bali's Mount Agung which is able to create a spiritual atmosphere provide peace for Hindus who ngaturang devotion (prayer and worship) in this temple.

On top of big rocks are black, there were two temples. As I walked down the stairs, you will find the first temple that stood in the shade of leafy trees. While the second temple stood on a rock that rises about 4 feet tall and has a hole in the bottom. To achieve this main temple you have to walk carefully in order not exposed to splashes of the waves hitting the reef.

For the casual visitor who just want to enjoy the beauty of the temple, the camera is the thing that you have to take it to this place, because you will find many interesting things to be immortalized. If the weather is sunny, you can see Mount Agung in Bali towering. But if you come in the afternoon, sunset and sky color change from afternoon to dusk and then to night is a sight not to be missed.

When Eid comes, Muslims in Lombok will flock to flood the beach in front of the temple. They will enjoy a rollicking Opor chicken, rice cakes, chicken and serundeng Taliwang. At such times you will see a beautiful harmony in diversity. Despite their differences, they still get along and live together in harmony.

Because Pura Batu Bolong Senggigi Beach is located in the complex, you do not have to worry about the facilities and accommodation. In this area there are plenty of accommodation, ranging from cheap hostels, hotels, up to the famous resort. You can choose according to your budget. In addition, for the affairs of the stomach, in this place you can find food stalls and restaurants with ease. Souvenir stalls, parking areas, restrooms, all available in the region.

Located about 12 km from the city of Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara Province, makes Pura Batu Bolong easily accessible to tourists and people who want to pray at the temple. Travelers who do not bring personal vehicles can to this place by public transport and taxis in the city of Mataram.