A village on the slope of the mountain Batu Lante, 60 kilometers south
of Sumbawa Besar, where the houses are built in traditional architectural
Mount Tambora, Sumbawa
Not active at present, the 2,820 meters tall volcano Tambora i.
notorious for its savage eruption on April 5 -July 15, 1815. Falling
debris, hot gases and lava streams killed more than 12,000 people.
Some 44,000 more perished of hunger in the aftermath of the explosion.
The top, now a big caldera has two colored lakes. From the rim of
the crater, the view on the rest the island, the sea, Mt. Rinjani,
and the island of Lombok in the distance is breathtaking. The mountain
occupies almost the entire Sanggar peninsula.
Moyo Island, at the mouth of the Bay of Saleh, has a nature reserve
with wild oxen, deer, wild boars and a great variety bird species.
Visits are best made during the dry season from
June through August.
The former palace the Bima sultanate. The building is now being
turned into a museum. Dara s village two kilometers from the town
of Bima in eastern Sumbawa, is belieaves to have been the seat of
the anchient Bim kingdom.
Ship wrights still make sailboats the traditional way in this port
town on Sumbawa's east coast. Sape is a convenient point of departure
for trips to Komodo Island across the strait, home of the prehistoric
Other good beaches are found at Talolai and Hangawera, north of
Bima, Lunyuk on the south coast of Sumbawa.
Hu'u Beach (Dompu Regency)
Beautiful beach with white sand located on the Indian Ocean. It
is known for its big and long waves which is good for surfing. The
beach surrounded by lovely panorama, mountains and for 3 est. The
distance from Dompu is 37 km, can be reached by car and has modest
accommodation for visitors.
Ule Beach (Bima Regency)
A calm beach with white sand nicely located on the Bima bay with
a beautiful small island called Pulau Kambing (island of goat).
There are fish ponds and garoso trees (tropical fruit trees) along
A popular recreation sport of the local people.
Wane Beach (Bima Regency)
Located 60 km from Bima and be reached by car. It has white sand
and big wave whichis suitable for surfing.