Batu Bolong Lombok Temple

Pura BatuBolong is a small temple located in Senggigi, Lombok. If you travel overland from Mataram to the Bangsal port (where the regular crossing to Gili Trawangan) through the coastal route, you will pass this temple. Visitors are allowed to enter by paying Rp.20.000 / person Just like pretending that is on the island of Bali, this temple also requires visitors to use a yellow cloth at the waist while inside the temple area, also maintain decency because true temple is a place of worship religious. In addition there are regulations that women who are unable to enter the temple area. The name of Batu Bolong Temple itself corresponds to a big rock with a hole in the center of which is located in the temple. One of the temples contained within the Batu Bolong Pura area is called Ratu Gede Mas Mecaling temple, located in front, close to the entrance of the temple. If you are on the way and pass by this place, take the time to pause to look around and maybe take some photos. But if you are in the other island of Lombok outside Senggigi area, no need to force yourself to go to Pura Batu Bolong because not much can be enjoyed in this temple. From the temple we can also see the scenery of the beach senggigi that idah, at certain times we can see the traditional anglers who are looking for fish by throwing themselves into the sea. Seeing the sunset (sunset) is a moment that is always eagerly awaited tourists along the west coast of the island of Lombok. Many places to see the sunset against the backdrop of Mount Agung on the island of Bali. One of them is Pura Batu Bolong. Batu Pura Bolong location not far from Senggigi. If you want to go to Senggigi from the city of Mataram, the capital of NTB province, definitely passes Batu Pura Bolong. Pura Batu Bolong reminds of the existence of Tanah Lot Temple in Tabanan, Bali, which is equally located on the beach. It’s just Pura Batu Bolong with black sand has a hole or hole in the middle so-called stone perforated. The history of the existence of Batu Bolong Temple can not be separated from the journey of a Hindu priest from East Java, Dang Hyang Dwijendra to Lombok Island who travel from Java and Bali. He often moved places. In addition to circumnavigating the southern coast of Bali Island, he continued his spiritual walk to the North Bali area. Like Pura Pulaki to Pura Ponjok Batu, before continuing the journey across to the island of Lombok. In the last place that Dang Hyang Dwijendra mentioned could help some people bendega or boat fisherman who sank near Ponjok Batu. The Lombok bendega that rescued him was said to also take Dang Hyang Dwijendra which is also called by the name Ida Peranda Sakti Wawu Rauh to Lombok and set foot in Batu Bolong. For Hindus, Batu Bolong Temple, which faces the Lombok Strait and Gunung Agung in Bali, has a spiritual atmosphere capable of providing peace and tranquility for the worshipers of this temple.

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