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Almost as big as Bali, Lombok is the completely different island right next door. From its volcanic centre to idyllic beaches such as Mawun, it rewards travellers who want to explore. Many are drawn to mighty Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest volcano. Rivers and waterfalls gush down its fissured slopes, while its summit – complete with hot springs and a dazzling crater lake – is the ultimate trekker's prize. In the south, you may need to hold your jaw in place as you encounter one superb beach after another.
Meanwhile, off the west coast, the fabled Gili Islands are three exquisite droplets of white sand sprinkled with coconut palms and surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Each has become a full-blown destination in its own right with oodles of great places to stay, eat and celebrate.
Around the island of Lombok there are 3 dyke or small islands that lie very close. The Gilis are Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. From the third dyke Gili Gili Trawangan is the most visited by tourists. The natural beauty of Gili Trawangan offered is in the form of clean white beaches and marine parks are very beautiful.
Lombok beach is the major attraction you should visit when visiting Lombok Indonesia. Some of the attractions that should be in the list are Senggigi beach, Gili Air. Cakranegara, Mount Rinjani, Gili Trawangan, Lombok Kuta Beach, Narmada Park, Mayura Park and many others. One thing that tourists should not miss is diving. The underwater life of Lombok is incredibly beautiful. Surfers also come to Lombok, especially South Lombok to find a challenge through the waves. South Lombok is considered one of the world best places to surf.
However, this glorious island still has few other secrets just waiting to be uncovered. Many who come to the island fail to realize that Lombok hides some of the best tranquil waterfalls in the archipelago. Exploring waterfalls is the next best thing – not to mention safer – to exploring a jungle. The journey to a waterfall usually consists of a trek in the forest, best led by an experienced guide, that ends in a sight and sensation so fantastic the exhausting trip would be totally worth it.
Observatorium geomagnetic Lombok was inaugurated during 1ST AEMT on 11 April 2014 managed by the Faculty of Engineering University of Mataram, in cooperation with the Hemholtz Zentrum-Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam-Germany and Central Lombok District Government. The operation of an observatory occupying 1.7 hectares of land in Rembitan Village is a distinct feature of its location on Lombok island which has the highest intensity geomagnetic anomaly in Indonesia. The contribution of this observatory will be enormous in terms of filling the void of global geomagnetic data from the equator region, particularly the Southeast Asian region. The geomagnetic observatory of lombok is also one of the scientific sights exist in lombok, which is expected to give additional knowledge about geomagnetism.
@ 2017 AEMT2018_Engineering Faculty, University of Mataram, Lombok