Lombok, rapidly becoming Asia's newest international destination, is an idyllic, sun-drenched island that has welcomed more than 100,000 visitors to its sandy shores in the past year. Attracted by Lombok's unspoiled landscapes, visitors to this Indonesian paradise can immerse themselves in the island's untamed beauty, best characterized by its vast stretches of beaches, historic temples, and majestic volcanoes.
Set amidst Indonesia's 17,000 island archipelago, Lombok provides the vacationer with a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional Indonesian culture. Though the island has welcomed an influx of developers from around the world -- as evidenced by the growing number of hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers -- Lombok has successfully preserved the natural environment and allowed native islanders to maintain their unique culture. This is the charm you will find there.
Magnificence is a term that can be used to describe both the natural and manmade features of this tropical oasis. For instance, Mt. Rinjani is the focus of a spectacular two-day climb you can take up the 12,300 foot mountain. Then rest in the shadows of Hindu temples to catch your breath.
To learn more about Lombok and other Indonesian travel destinations, call the Indonesian Tourist Promotion Office at 213-387-2078. (NAPSI)