Sade Village in Pujut Sub-District, Central Lombok Regency - Indonesia
Lombok Island is part of Indonesia and it is recognized for its stunning beaches. Well, more amazing natural attractions are waiting for any passionate travelers though. For example, it is Sade Village, which is located in Pujut Sub-District. Being the part of Central Lombok, the village offers more than peaceful nuance but also an opportunity to learn the local culture. The location is in the south part of the region and it has an easy access. No wonder, almost all tourists come to the village either to drop by or choose it as their prime vacation destination.
Despite the small size, Sade Village can accommodate any tourists who come to the site. It is because the villagers retain their cultural heritage so that they live in a traditional way. No wonder, their clothes, and equipment are still outdated. Even their houses look so simple and do not apply any advanced materials! Despite the primitive way of living, the locals own beautiful cultures like dances, traditions, and local culinary. Another important fact is that their settlement resides on the roadside. That means tourists can easily notice it during the trip.
Exploring Sade Village
So, what can tourists enjoy in Sade Village? It is without a doubt. The prime attraction is the daily activities of the locals. At least, 150 traditional houses are seen on the site. According to the expert, 700 or more people are living there. The fact is that they are related to each other due to the local marriage policy that allows someone to marry his or her relative. For them, such kind of marriage is way much cheaper and simpler as they do not need to spend lots of money and buy buffalos.
The houses become the next attraction for tourists to enjoy in Sade Village. They call such traditional house “Lumbung Pare”. The shape is similar to a mosque, but it features the parts of a regular house. The houses also represent the characteristics of Sasak Tribe, which is the humbleness and simplicity. The fence is made of bamboo and the poles are made of woods. When it comes to the roof, the locals only apply dry leaves and fibers. Once tourists get in the house, they might feel the comfort. It feels warm at night and feels comfortable at noon!
The next thing people can enjoy in Sade Village is to witness traditional attractions of Lombok. For example, a beautiful dance is often performed called Cupak Gerantang. As an alternative, tourists can enjoy Presean Dance too. The locals even own a traditional musical instrument called Gendang Beleq! What is more? Some villagers (especially women) are good in making woven fabric called Songket. It would be a beautiful souvenir for tourists, for sure.
- Ende Village
- Kuta Beach
- Mawi Beach
- Meru Temple
- Narmada Park
How to Get There
It is easy to reach Sade Village. From Mataram City, travelers only need to take a local transportation service and head to Pujut Sub-District. The trip takes less than an hour as the distance is only 43.5 km. In fact, it can be faster when the traffic is low.
Where to Stay
- Mira Arsita Hotel
- Kuta Indah Hotel
- Bumbangku Beach Hotel