Buwun Mas

Buwun Mas is like a spark of firecrackers in the ears of the local traveler today, how is that not what I like it. The village of Buwun Mas, located in Sekotong Tengah sub-district, West Lombok district, is a place where green savanna is very pampering, so it is more complete, people call it more popular as “Savana Buwun Mas”

The Nambung coast line, when searching from Selong Belanak beach

Buwun Mas Village is no stranger to me because 3 years ago I crossed the path to this location but frankly for the Buwun savanna location I did not know the exact location, when a friend of mine sent a Buwun Mas savanna picture via chat Whatsap, I just called his name bro Iwan then under the picture there is a chat, “Don’t know where is this location?

As soon as I click on the image that was shot on from the Instagram account then there appears the words Buwun Mas, Sekotong, West Lombok. I immediately answered that Buwun I know but regarding the location of the savanna in question I don’t know where the location is. The end of a long conversation ended with the conclusion of Sunday, December 23, 2018 that we agreed to visit the Buwun Mas savanna location.

Parking space in residential areas

The route to Buwun Mas can be accessed through 2 selected routes from the city of Mataram, this is what I know: The first alternative can be reached via the same route to the beach of Selong Belanak, before arriving at the Selong Belanak beach about 4 km before there is a junction with directions Pass to Selong Belanak and the lane turn right towards Sekotong, you have to follow the path that turns right towards Sekotong until the speedo motorbike shows the number 74 km then it will find the entrance to the Buwun Mas savanna. Alternatively, you can travel to the two locations of Buwun Mas via Lembar Harbor in the direction of Sekotong Timur then at the T-junction of the city of East Sekotong sub-district, take the path to the Sepi highway until you show 49 km. You will find a land path going up to the right towards Buwun Mas savanna.

Savana Buwun Mas and Blongas bay in Sekotong Tengah sub-district

So if you drive from the direction of the city of Mataram as good as through the port sheet line this alternative is closer, so when we explore the location of Buwun Mas with Mas Iwan we trace it from the direction of Selong Belanak beach, because to my knowledge Buwun Mas is very close to Selong Belanak and it turns out The village of Buwun Mas is very wide including covering the hamlet of Nambung which is famous for its salty waterfalls or the beach of Nambung. We also had time to stop at Nambung beach but unfortunately because of the wave season and small winds we did not get the Nambung beach as we wanted.

The stretch of thatch at Buwun Mas savanna is soothing to the eyes

On the way to find the Buwun Mas savanna location, we kept asking anyone on the way until we found a signboard on the left side of the road with the writing TOURISM OBJECT OF BUILDING then I realized that if we knew the location here we would come through Lembar Harbor, and stupid again we don’t think about using the Google map application. I just think about this location that has not been touched by tourists massively, as soon as we go to the parking lot it turns out visitors are like a market atmosphere.

After we parked the vehicle then walked up or climbed to the savanna location people went up and down with boisterous atmosphere, there were some visitors who were still desperate to ride using their motorbikes but I suggest that you don’t love the motorbike, but if your motorbike is trial type or type of off road is okay, just need to be careful at some points the terrain is very extreme or very heavy if you are not good at controlling a motorcycle.

The path goes up to the Buwun Mas savanna which is still OK for motorbikes

The journey will take about 30 minutes 2 km because the terrain is slippery, narrow and climbing, which surely you will arrive with sweat pouring, clothes wet with sweat, at the location there are impromptu traders using tarpaulin tents that sell bottled drinking water there are also those who sell Magnum class ice, there are also those who sell young coconut ice at a cheaper price compared to buying it in Mataram for Rp 5,000 but the portion is more expensive.

The appearance of visitors is very crowded if during the holiday season

This location is very wide, well it’s called savanna if you explore this location you can spend 2 km to find a good location for photo objects, I suggest if you arrive at the resting location just 15 minutes to lower your heartbeat while enjoying the charm of Buwun savanna Mas. It would be even better if you came to visit here by avoiding the holiday season or holiday, because if on holidays there were too many visitors who came to this location but another case if you like the crowd.

The other side of the Buwun Mas savanna

If you are not a Lombok person there will be questions in your heart about the meaning of the word Buwun Mas. Buwun means above and Mas means Gold is the literal meaning of this location or the content of this land contains Gold, this is not just a name in this location there are traditional gold mines which are located sporadically or mining excavation points separately, there are some residents in When I asked Blongas Bay at a coffee shop about a luxury house in a remote village, he said that the luxury house belonged to a liquid gold owner or who succeeded in gaining gold mining around the hills in the village of Buwun Mas, so it was not just name but this region contains gold mining minerals.

If the rainy season doesn’t forget to bring a raincoat

Besides that I can inform you at this location that there is no signal for cell phones, no rice stalls especially restaurants, no public toilets and no water sources, if there is oblique news about security to the location you should not be too trusting because the community the local people really do not like the assumption, at least do not cross alone after night to keep the possibility that is not desired. Too bad our arrival at that time when it was cloudy so the sea water looked gray.

The sky was like that, when the rain fell there was no shelter at least you brought a raincoat made of crisp plastic bags that you can buy at Indomaret or Alfamart. At that time I had asked since when was this location visited by many people to the people where we bought young Es Kelapa, he frowned slightly thinking a little longer, about 2 weeks ago but he denied again with the word “sorry” already 3 weeks ago sir, he said again.

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