Address: Jl. Lingkok siwaq, Sekaroh Village, Kec. Jerowaru, Kab. East Lombok, NTB 83672
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Opening hours: 06.00-17.00
Tanjung Ringgit, located at the southeastern tip of Lombok Island, is a hill of coral and karst that juts deep into the border of the Alas Strait and the Indian Ocean.
This place is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Lombok and is also still very quiet and natural because of its remote location.
This steep cliff is approximately 80 km from downtown Mataram, namely in Sekaroh Village, Jerowaru, East Lombok, NTB.
To achieve this, it takes approximately 2.5 hours with a quite challenging terrain. However, all these struggles will not be in vain because the natural scenery that welcomes at the top of the cape is extraordinary.
Description and Beauty
The Tanjung Ringgit area is still included eco region, even the forest area around the headland belongs to the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry.
At the end of the headland there is a lighthouse which is still actively giving a signal to ships passing in these waters.
Apart from the lighthouse, almost no buildings or other facilities were built on these rocky hills, therefore visiting this place must have complete physical readiness and supplies.
The beauty of Tanjung Ringgit cliffs is not inferior to the famous Ulu Watu cliffs in Bali. Rock as if cut straight down to meet the vast sea turquoise.
The sound of the waves crashing against the foot of the cliff can be heard, while around the cliff, the sound of birds is still heard and not disturbed.
From the top of the cliffs, various coral reefs can still be seen in the sunlight that breaks into the sea. What a soulful mix of charm.
However, climbing to the top of the Tanjung Ringgit cliff is not an easy thing. The weather is usually very hot and there are no people selling along the hiking trail. It is recommended that visitors bring enough drinking water if they want to climb to the top.
Other nature tourism that can be done is camping and watching the sunrise. Because it is located on the eastern tip of Lombok, the picture of the sunrise view here is amazing.
Many photographers are hunting for the best photos for both private collections and international photo competitions. For that, they are usually willing to camp around the lighthouse so they can get the best photo moments.
Because there is no entertainment, visitors can play MP3 songs while enjoying the bonfire and the stars in the endless sky.
A little north, visitors can descend steep cliffs and rocks to a small beach at the foot of the cliff. The path is in the form of a rock cave cavity that is steep and without a path to the shoreline.
This route is not recommended for amateur and novice hikers because no safety facilities have been built and is very steep.
Even so, the beach is a very beautiful and natural snorkeling spot and is inhabited by various colorful marine life.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, there are historical sites at Tanjung Ringgit, namely Japanese heritage cannons.
Local myths say that in the past Japanese troops landed in the waters of Tanjung Ringgit, which has now become the port of Palopo and set up army bases or barracks on Tangsi Beach or Pink Beach of Lombok.
The word tangsi itself means army barracks in the Sasak language, the indigenous tribes that inhabit the eastern region of Lombok. Somehow the truth is still a mystery which adds to the attractiveness of Tanjung Ringgit.
In addition, there is also a Japanese heritage cave which the local community calls the “Big Cave”. It is said that in the cave there is a pool of fresh water.
However, there is no adequate lighting and security system, so please consider carefully before exploring there. It seems that not many local residents know about the exact location of this cave, so it takes a little exploration to find it.
Regarding hotels or accomodation, there are absolutely no inns or hotels around Tanjung Ringgit. Nearest hotels are in the area around Ekas Bay and Tanjung Bloam, which are to the west of Tanjung Ringgit.
Stalls and parking lots are only around the entrance to Tanjung Ringgit, so visitors are better off bringing emergency supplies and equipment at all times.
Uniquely, under the cliff there is a fresh water well that is safe to drink, even though the location plan shows the location of the well is very close to the beach. Visitors and adventurers usually take advantage of this well to quench their thirst after descending the cliff.
Route to Location
From Mataram, the route to Tanjung Ringgit seems endless because it is very far. In addition, 15 km before reaching the location, the road access is still bumpy and sometimes takes the form of a macadam road.
There is no direct public transportation to Tanjung Ringgit, therefore this place can only be accessed by private vehicle for heavy terrain. This cliff is already registered at Google map, so that it can still be searched by GPS.
The fastest route to reach Tanjung Ringgit from Mataram is to enter via Jalan Udayana to reach Jalan Ahmad Yani. From Jalan Ahmad Yani, take the route to Jalan Raya Praya, via Jalan Diponegoro and Jalan Jend Sudirman.
After that, continue from Jalan Raya Praya towards Jor-Tutuk. Continue to the southeast, continue on the Serumbung-Ekas road to Sekaroh and head straight to Tanjung Ringgit.
Price of admission
The latest admission price to enjoy the natural beauty of Tanjung Ringgit is still Rp. 0, aka free. Camping or climbing the cliffs is also completely free of charge.
It’s just that every visitor must be responsible for their own safety and participate in maintaining cleanliness and preservation of nature.
Local residents are also rarely seen in this area because the conditions of the hills are so arid and hot because there are no shade plants.
However, if you want to find a place to mingle with nature and enjoy the mighty majesty, then Tanjung Ringgit will be a loyal friend that is very suitable to accompany your vacation.