Lombok brings a quieter, more untouched pace in comparison to Bali. It is the gateway to the Gili Islands and the underwater life surrounding the island is a divers paradise. In contrast, Bali is much more developed, and tourism has a hold on the island, it also connects across to Nusa Lembongan. Lombok Temple Malimbu Hill and Monkey Forest Tour, The first stop on this 6-hour tour is Pura Lingsar, the largest and most important temple in Lombok. The Hindu temple features shrines associated with the holy mountains of Gunung Agung on Bali and Gunung Rinjani on Lombok. This holy site embodies both the cultural connection between Bali and Lombok and also the multi-faith nature of Lombok. Next is a visit to the Pusuk Monkey Forest in Rinjani. Feed the wild monkeys living in the Puncak/Daun Pusuk rainforest, situated 900 meters above sea level. At Malimbu Hill enjoy sunset views of the popular Gili Islands. It is also possible to see Mount Agung on Bali.
There are plenty of beautiful places you can visit if you want to watch the beauty of sunset in Lombok. However, Malimbu Hill should be your major consideration because the hill will give you a special view that you cannot find in other places. It can be said as the best place to watch sunset. Malimbu Hill is located about 24 km from Mataram downtown or about 10 km from the north-side of Senggigi beach. The road to reach the area is quite challenging. If you are using a private car, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the area from Mataram.
What makes Malimbu Hill the best place to watch sunset when you’re in Lombok holidays? When the sky is clear, you can enjoy the sunset and at the same time, you can see Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, two of the three most popular Gili in Lombok Indonesia. It is also possible to see Mount Agung at Bali island from distance. It is like combining sunset in Lombok with some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Malimbu Hill is often made as a rendezvous place for some community like biking community because nothing worth than the view from Malimbu Hill after the challenging biking. For the motorcycle riders, the place can be the best resting spot before they continue their riding. You can choose two spots to watch sunset from Malimbu Hill: from the west or east side of the street. On the east side, you can find a rest area that stretches about 150meter with about 2 meters wide leveled sidewalk. There, you will see the sunset from the 25 meter cliff, but you don’t have to worry about your safety because you are protected by a strong guard rail. The cliff is filled with shrubs and you can see some monkeys that are looking for a small treat from the visitors. The south-side area is used for a parking lot, while the center to the North is used to watch the sunset.