Honeymoon Series: Lombok Cultural Village

It is one thing that you don’t want to miss in Lombok, visiting traditional cultural village. We visited three (3) when we was there last October for honeymoon.

The first village is Sukarara, Kampung Tenun Asli, where you can see women making local traditional fabric called Tenun, get yourself wear traditional dresses and take picture in front of the houses. Don’t forget to buy the fabric. This place serves as a union, gathering all the local women to sell handmade Tenun. The price is varied depends on the quality, but overall very reasonable.

Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (http://markbphoto.space/)

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Our honeymoon tour in Lombok handled by Lombok Damai Tour.

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Honeymoon Series: Tegallalang Rice Terrace

So, After having lunch at Boni Bali, we continued our sightseeing to the “always trending nature view most people love to see in Ubud”, Tegalalang Rice Terrace. We didn’t follow the track but still captured some pictures from above.

Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (http://markbphoto.space/)

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Honeymoon Series: Bangli Village

So, it came a chance for us to visit a trending tourism spot in Gianyar, Bali. It’s actually a residence where royal families live. The village is so humbly beautiful with some small houses, temple and bamboo forest.

We left our honeymoon villa, Villa Omah Lembu, in Ubud at 10 am. The travel time around 1.5-2 hours. So when we reached this village, we had to walk in a broad daylight. Anyway, it’s all worth the journey. The view sensed us well. It’s very traditional and clean. It stimulated our contentment like we were walking in a heritage trail.

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