Balinese conquest of Lombok resulted in bringing strong Hindu influences on the lives of the indigenous people of Lombok. Temples were built dedicated to Hindu pantheons and some of them till this day are revered and visited. Lombok can be described as paradise in miniature, the calm sea, diverse flora and fauna and a tranquil way of life made this paradise favorite of Balinese kings too. They built palaces where much of fun, frolic and work was done, the ruins of such palaces still allow one to get a glimpse of royal life. Before Lombok was colonized by the Dutch the island was part of Karangasem Kingdom of Eastern Bali. It was the most powerful Balinese kingdom in the eighteenth century.
The kingdom’s last raja was very fond of water and has several fountains, moats and pools created. In Lombok, Taman Mayura Palace is one such remnant of the Balinese royal palace. Reaching it is only 1.5 hours from Villa Atas Ombak.
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