Pengga Dam in West Praya Sub-District, Central Lombok Regency - Indonesia
The good thing about Lombok Island is that it has tons of vacation destinations for everyone, regardless of the purpose of the visit. For travelers who want to look for a new nuance, they should consider visiting Pengga Dam. The location is in Pelambik Village and it belongs to West Praya Sub-District in Indonesia. Unlike beaches and gilis (small islands), the dam is considered a man-made tourist spot and it becomes a suitable place for numerous types of activities including a family recreation, photography, and relaxation. Not to mention it offers a different sensation to travelers.
In terms of size, the dam is definitely big. At the first time, the government built it for a single purpose only, which is to provide abundant water both to families and local farmers. As the time goes by, it has become a new attraction for tourists to visit. Thanks to the dam. Famers are able to avoid problems during the drought! As for tourists, the dam offers both majestic and stunning nature views during a vacation to Central Lombok Regency. In terms of durability, the dam is definitely strong. It has been there for more than 18 years, in fact.
Exploring Pengga Dam
So, what can tourists enjoy on the site? The most common activity is to enjoy the lush green nature of the surrounding. In the past, the condition was bad due to drought and other similar issues. Once the dam was built, the location has become more fertile and beautiful. This explains why many trees and farms can be seen near to the dam, even on the hills. For tourists, such nuance provides both comfort and peace when exploring the dam.
The next famous activity in Pengga Dam is fishing! It is not only a simple fishing as tourists can enjoy the activity while witnessing the serene nuance of nature as well. In fact, the fishes are abundant! The only consideration is that tourists should carry their own fishing rod when deciding to fish there. Not to mention they should have prepared some drinks or foods in order to avoid the discomfort caused by the heat of the sun. In this case, wearing a hat is recommended.
Another charm of Pengga Dam is the landscape. Near to the dam, tourists can find a vast area which is suitable for recreation. That means families with kids can either relax or play on the site, under the dense trees. This is going to be fun and memorable, for sure. If necessary, they need to carry a camera and take some pictures during the exploration. No wonder, photography becomes tourists’ another reason to visit Pengga.
- Aik Bukak Natural Bath
- Benang Stokel Waterfall
- Benang Kelambu Waterfall
- Batujai Dam
How to Get There
Pengga Dam is located in West Praya Sub-District and it can be reached directly from Mataram City. The trip takes about 1 hour and the distance is 45.2 km. When it comes to the best route, tourists can take Lombok International Airport Bypass Street and head to Pelambik Village right away.
Where to Stay
- Lombok Garden Hotel
- Grand Legi Hotel
- Lombok Raya Hotel