This tour will introduce you to the History of the ancient Kingdom of Lombok. According to the text of Babad Lombok, the eldest kingdom in Lombok Island is Laeq Kingdom (in the Sasak language Laeq means ‘a long time ago’).
Visit Mayura Water Palace of the former Balinese Kingdom, built in 1744. This palace includes the former king’s family temple, a pilgrimage site for Lombok’s Hindus on 24 December. In 1894 it was the site of bloody battles between the Dutch and Balinese.
Then on to Pura Lingsar, a unique and sacred temple. This large temple compound is the holiest in Lombok. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, and nestled beautifully in lush rice fields, it’s multi-denominational, with a temple for Balinese Hindus (Pura Gaduh) and one for followers of Lombok’s mystical take on Islam, the Wektu Telu religion. After Lunch the tour continues to the Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) museum, sometimes called “Lombok Museum”. This modern museum has exhibits on the geology, history and culture of Lombok.