divided into two villages, namely Sembalun Lawang village and
Sembalun Bumbung village which are 2 km apart. The two villages
are well known traditional villages have a lot of history about
the Sasak people. The area looks like a dry lake, transformed
into a fertile land.
a tourism object is already well known inside and outside the
country, because from this village climbers begin the hike to
the top of Mount
to enjoy the beautiful sights. At Sembalun Lawang village there
is a Beleq village where one can see the artefacts of
traditional houses of the local Sembalun people, the grave of
Majapahit or Gajah Mada and the traditional Tandang Mendet dance
of the local people.
There is a
big statue in Lawang of two big ‘onions’ indicating that this
area was once one of the biggest producers of onion (bawang
bombai) / garlic (bawang putih) / shallot (bawang
merah) in Indonesia.
In Lawang is
the Rinjani Information Centre. Nearby is the Rinjani
Volcanology Centre. To the west, there is a major greenhouse
project using soil and hydroponics techniques there, producing
vegetables for local and export markets.
Just off the
way to Sembalun, Sapit is a combination of beautiful sights,
agriculture, and mountains. The traditional society in this
village ploughs agricultural land and garden with their
traditional ways. There is accommodation there with brilliant
views across the rice fields to the coast and
You can take walks to various interesting places.