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7 Must-Visit Tourists Attractions in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara

by Ivonne Puspakencana
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West Nusa Tenggara is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist spots. One of the popular areas in West Nusa Tenggara is Bima. Bima is the largest city on the island of Sumbawa. You can find numerous tourist attractions here, starting from beaches, mountains and others.

If you plan to visit Bima, then you should consider putting these attractions to stroll around.

  • Kelapa Lambu Island
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Kelapa Lambu Island

The first thing you can do in Bima is visiting Kelapa Lambu Island. If you wish to visit Labuan Bajo but have limited time to go there, then you can visit this island. You will find a very breathtaking and beautiful beach here.

While you’re here, you can do some activities, such as taking pictures against the backdrop of hills and charming beaches. If you wish to visit this island, make sure you prepare enough supplies as you will go through a long distance.

From the city, it will take around 3 hours by car, then it will be continued by speedboat for around 1 hour. After that, you should go up the hill for about 30 minutes to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Kelapa Lambu Island.

  • Snake Island
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Snake Island, home of hundred snakes

This island, just like the name, is indeed full of snakes. This is considered as a challenging tourist destination because you will see lots of snakes here.

However, you don’t have to worry as they are tame as long as you don’t disturb them. You can also take a picture with them while enjoying the breathtaking view of the island.

Snake Island, or Pulau Ular, is located at Kalo Village, Wera Sub-district, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara. This island is really close to Sumbawa Island, around 400 to 500 meters.

  • Cannon Cape
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Cannon Cape with a unique cliff

Cannon Cape will be an interesting spot for you who wish to take pictures with a unique cliff background. You will find a hexagonal black cliff here, which at first looks like a cannon. That’s why it is called Cannon Cape.

The rock cliffs shaped like the arrangement of the cannons are known to be naturally formed by the freezing of magma in the earth’s bowel. This beach has a fairly large wave.

  • Lariti Beach
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Lariti Beach with its Parted Sea phenomenon

Known for its white sandy shoreline and calm beautiful sea, Lariti Beach is one of the must-visit attractions in Bima. It is located in Soro Village at Sape Sub-district. Visiting Lariti Beach is also listed as one of the things to do in Bima Indonesia.

Lariti Beach is also popular for its natural phenomenon called Laut Terbelah or the Parted Sea. This phenomenon can be enjoyed while the sea has low tide.

You will be able to do some activities, such as photography and passing through the parted sea to get to the nearby island. The nearby island is a perfect place for short hiking and sightseeing.

  • So Dau Beach
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So Dau Beach, one of the hidden beaches in Bima

Another beach worth exploring is So Dau Beach. Located in Nggelu, Lambu, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, So Dau Beach provides a quiet place for you to rest from the hustle and bustle of tiring activities. This beach is considered as a hidden beach in Bima.

Not many people know So Dau Beach so that it is still virgin and unspoiled. It also has calm sea waves, clean sand, and very clear sea water. Make sure to bring your camera and capture the best moment of your trip to So Dau Beach.

  • Papa Beach
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Papa Beach, with its calm waves

The next beach to stroll around in Bima is Papa Beach, which has calm waves. Besides, tourists can also enjoy horse racing events held in this beach. The horse racing events are not held every day.

That’s why if you wish to watch the event, make sure you find out the information from the local government. The events are usually held every March to April.

  • Mount Tambora
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Mount Tambora, Bima

Mount Tambora is another interesting attraction to explore in Bima. There are some activities you can do here, such as camping.

You can camp at Gunung Tambora National Park which is open for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want to have camping here, make sure you bring your complete camping equipment.

While you’re camping here, you can enjoy the charm of sunrise and beautiful sunset through your camera. Mount Tambora is also listed as one of the mountains in Indonesia that are great for hiking!

Bima is full of interesting attractions and all of them are worth visiting. You can also visit waterfalls in Bima and beaches to explore in Bima. Make sure to visit the neighbor of Bima too, as mentioned in tourist attractions in West Sumbawa.

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