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Bukit Selong Viewpoint In Lombok – A Complete Guide

Bukit Selong Viewpoint in Lombok is an awesome spot in the centre of the island. For the best rice field views, here’s all you need to know!

How To Get To Bukit Selong Viewpoint

Bukit Selong is around an hour drive from the hill top town of Senaru. We visited from Senaru the day after our Mount Rinjani Trek.

To be honest it’s a little out of the way, and with no other typical tourists spots in the area it can be quite a drive. However if you have time spare, the views are incredible and worth being on any Lombok itinerary.

The trek to the viewing platform is not too strenuous. Just a short 10 minute walk from the car park.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Bukit Selong Viewpoint Entrance Fee

Entrance: 10,000 IDR per person.

Bukit Selong Viewpoint Opening Times

Bukit Selong Viewpoints is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Bukit Selong Viewpoint

The driest months on the island of Lombok are July and August, although the weather is pretty good all year round with a mix of wet and dry as the climate moves towards the drier season.

The peak season for tourists is between May and October and it does get pretty busy.

It’s worth visiting Bukit Selong Viewpoint at any time of day as the views are pretty spectacular. However, like most popular attractions, early or later in the day will be quieter and cooler.

This is a stunning spot for sunrise or sunset and you are sure to get the perfect insta shot here.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

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The cheeky locals at Bukit Selong entrance

What To Expect At Bukit Selong Viewpoint In Lombok

We’d heard about Bukit Selong Lombok from a few of the locals down south, so we were desperate to get out and see it for ourselves.

We had a driver included after our Mount Rinjani Trek, so we asked if he could swing by for a few photos before dropping us off at the Gili Islands ferry port.

It’s just a short 10 minute walk from the car park. The trail is uphill, yet very manageable.

All the different coloured crops at Bukit Selong create a spectacular patchwork effect that covers the entire valley.

There are a few platforms and structures you can use in order to get the beautiful fields in the backdrop and create the perfect photo.

Bukit Selong Viewpoint is definitely one of the best things to do in Lombok if you’re looking for a great sunrise or sunset viewpoint, without too much of a hike involved.

If a rice field tour appeals to you, the 5 hour Lombok Rice Field Walking Tour offers a local tour guide who will share their local knowledge about village culture, Lombok irrigation, local plants and much more.

Please note, due to the horrific earthquake that affected Lombok island in September 2019, the Bukit Selong tourist attraction may not look the same as pictured throughout this blog. However, the viewpoint is still accessible.

The photogenic structures seem to have been damaged during the earthquake.

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The Bukit Selong rice field viewpoint
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Another cute spot to grab a photo under the tree at Bukit Selong Lombok
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The easy 10 minute walk up to the top
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Other decorations at Bukit Selong Lombok

Where To Stay In Senaru

Luxury

Rinjani Lodge

Featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Rinjani Lodge is located 0.6 mi away from Rinjani National Park and the traditional Sasak Village of Dusun Senari.

It houses well appointed rooms with private terraces overlooking the mountain and surrounding greenery.

Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.

Air-conditioned rooms in Rinjani Lodge come fitted with a desk, safe and a flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player. A fridge and electric kettle are also among the amenities.

Each private semi open bathroom includes a bathtub, towels and free toiletries.

Mid-Budget

Rudy Trekker

Providing free WiFi, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, restaurant and garden, Rudy Trekker is located in Senaru.

There is free private parking and the property provides paid airport shuttle service. A

t the guesthouse each room is equipped with a private bathroom.

Guests at Rudy Trekker can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Budget

Bukit Senaru Homestay

Located in Senaru, 21 miles from Tiu Teja Waterfall, Bukit Senaru Homestay has accommodations with a bar, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and room service.

This self-catered family stay has a garden and free private parking.

The family stay is composed of a fully equipped kitchen, and 3 bathrooms.

The family stay offers an Asian or halal breakfast.

For more places to stay in Senaru, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Bukit Selong Viewpoint In Lombok Guide

Rico Surya

Friday 10th of January 2020

wow, this is cool. Bukit Selong!exactly what i'm looking for. thank you for sharing this beautiful location

greeting from Indonesia

Charlie Pauly

Friday 10th of January 2020

Awesome to hear this! Glad it came in handy!