4 Recommended Vacation Spots Around Mandalika International Circuit, Lombok, Indonesia

Mandalika International Street Circuit is a new circuit in Indonesia that is ready to hold world championship racing events including World Superbike and Moto GP. Located in Kuta Village, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mandalika circuit is located quite close to the beach and hills that will spoil the eyes with beautiful natural scenery. The circuit which has a track length of 4.31 KM with 17 corners has also been inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo. This circuit will host the last series of World Superbike racing events and enter the planned Moto GP racing event in the 2022 season.

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President of the Republic of Indonesia,
Mr. Joko Widodo tried the new circuit mandalika

The best way if you want to visit the Mandalika Circuit to watch the race is to come at least 3 days before the race starts if a quarantine period is needed. Furthermore, you have purchased tickets online, you can order the ticket on website tiketmu.id or dyandratiket.com. There are several requirements that must be adhered to by visitors during the covid-19 pandemic, namely having done the vaccine twice and applying strict health protocols. Each visitor is not allowed to use a private vehicle to get to the circuit, but visitors will use a shuttle bus to pick up visitors from the hotel to the circuit.

However, behind the splendor of the new mandalika circuit, there are some exotic tourist attractions that you need to visit. Lombok has a variety of beautiful and popular natural attractions, ranging from beaches, waterfalls, to hills. Here are the recommended tourist attractions if you visit the Mandalika Circuit and can take a vacation to enjoy the natural beauty there.

1. Kuta Mandalika Beach

The charm of kuta beach mandalika will be the beauty of exotic white sand, clarity of water and beautiful and sturdy rocks. This tourist attraction is located in Kuta Village, Pujut Subdistrict, Central Lombok Regency, the location is only about 7 kilometers from Mandalika Circuit.

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Kuta Mandalika Beach is a tourist spot that is suitable for calming down or relaxing with family and couples by enjoying the natural charm with a wide stretched beach and calm waves so it is safe to play with children. However, public transportation access still tends to be rare, it is recommended for those of you who are going on vacation better renting a car or using a private vehicle.

2. Batu Payung Beach

The next destination that is no less interesting is Batu Payung Beach located on Jalan Kuta Lombok, Pujut, Central Lombok. This beach is only about 5 kilometers from Mandalika Circuit.

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3. Marese Hill

Merese Hill is the best place to watch sunrise or sunset. Bukit Marese is located in the southern part of Lombok and is still one area with Tanjung Aan Beach in kuta lombok. Only about 4 kilometers from Mandalika Circuit, this attraction offers very beautiful natural scenery with a stretch of white sand and Tanjung Aan beach. To climb this hill is quite easy, you only need to walk approximately ten minutes to get to the top. At the top of the hill is very wide and divided into several parts, each part offers a different view that is very interesting.

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For those of you lovers of outdoor tourism, you should feel the night in the Kuta area of Lombok, just try to go to Merese Hill and feel the morning sun with a gentle warmth combined with the aroma of green grass that has been buffeted by morning dew.

4.         Sade Village

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Sade Traditional Village is a cultural destination that can be visited, there you are presented with traditional buildings and houses made of straw and not yet based on ceramics like houses in general. There are various unique traditions and interesting customs in Sade Village. One of them is weaving typical Lombok cloth that you can learn and bring home for hand gift or souvenirs. Sade Village is located in Rambitan, Pujut, Central Lombok is about 13 kilometers from Mandalika Circuit.

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