Bukit Selong Sunrise Viewpoint is one of the best attractions in Lombok! Here is an easy guide with all the helpful information you need to know about Bukit Selong including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS BUKIT SELONG & HOW TO GET THERE?
Bukit Selong is located in Sembalun, East Lombok. If you’re arriving in Lombok via Bangsal Harbour in Lombok’s north, it’s very easy to find a private taxi or a motorbike to rent at the harbour.
Expect to pay around 700,000 IDR for a driver for the day. You can also rent motorbikes/scooters in Bangsal for approximately 60,000 IDR per day.
The distance from Bangsal Harbour to Bukit Selong is 80km and it’s approximately a 2.5-hour drive.
THE WAY I TRAVELED TO BUKIT SELONG
My friends and I visited Sembalun as we made our way from the north of Lombok to the south. We had just finished a 3-day hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani and were staying in Senaru, a village in North Lombok.
The owner of our homestay at Blue Mountain Cottage organized a private taxi and driver to take my friends and I from Senaru to the viewpoint.
We managed to get the price of the van and driver for 700,000 IDR to drive us all the way from the north of Lombok to South Lombok, stopping at the viewpoint on the way through.
Our driver picked us up at 4 am and the five of us piled into the minivan for what was to be a 1-hour drive from Senaru to Sembalun and the sunrise viewpoint.
The view over the rice terraces
WHAT TO EXPECT
It’s a short 2-minute walk from the car park to the viewpoint. The sound of the morning roosters and the prayers from the mosques fill the air.
There are two viewpoints that overlook the rice fields – one is a dirt mound at a lower level and the other is further up the hill where you’ll see a handcrafted wooden star on bamboo stilts that makes for a great photo.
Continue the walk over to the other side of the hill to where you will find a cool little treehouse structure with a rickety boardwalk that leads out over the edge. Around every corner is a new epic landscape waiting to be discovered!
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Bamboo treetop walk
Marveling at the view
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