Castles on Lombok

Update June 2018Please note that this information might be out of date as we haven’t had time to check and rewrite it. To get the latest and best tourism information, please consider staying at Sari Inn where our manager Hamy would be happy to take care of you. Hamy worked for the Lombok Tourism commission for twenty years and drove for the former presidential family. He speaks good English and remains one of the top experts on the area.

With a rich religious heritage Lombok is home to some impressive castles and temples. These areas have a rich tradition springing from the stories behind them and the original intended use. While many are not home to Balinese kings anymore, there was a time when the daily majesty would have been epic. Taking the time to tour these spots gives indulgence to those looking to capture otherworldly images as well as those wishing to slip into another life and another century.

Mayura Water Palace is the floating kingdom of the Balinese built in 1744. This lush area is comprised of mazes of gardens and rivers.

Pura Meru built in 1720 for Balinese Prince Anak Agung Made Karang is the largest temple on Lombok. The 33 shrines inside the temple speak to the importance of this building to the Balinese. To this day there are yearly festivals here in November and December.

Built in the 16th century Pura Suranadi is the oldest of all the temples on Lombok. Built for Danghyang Nirartha, a Javanese Priest, this complex of three temples covers underground streams which are believed to bring up some of the most precious holy water on Lombok.

Top Temple and Palace Tours Include:

Lombok Old City Tour
Lombok Half Circle Round Trip