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The charm of Gili Petagan

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The charm of Gili Petagan is very unique. Gili Petagan Lombok has an atmosphere like the Amazon forest. That's because of the mangrove trees that have existed since the Japanese colonial era.

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Gili Petagan is one of the dyke in Lombok which has beautiful views. In Lombok it's not just Gili Trawangan or Gili Nanggu. It turns out there are many other Gilis that have interesting views.

Even though it is not very popular, the Gilis have their own uniqueness. This time we will discuss the charm of Gili Petagan which has interesting tourism potential. Come on!

Gili Petagan has an area of ​​around 50 hectares. The location is close to Gili Kapal and Gili Bidara. In the surrounding area there are many mangrove forests. Apart from enjoying the beautiful green trees, you can also see the majestic Mount Rinjani.

To go to Gili Petagan, you can use fast boat to Gili Island from Bali to Bangsal Lombok first then rent a motorbike with us to East Lombok.


The charm of Gili Petagan cannot be underestimated. Even though its existence is less popular, this dyke has its own sensation. Therefore, it is very suitable for holidays when you want to calm yourself down. So if you are planning to go on holiday to Lombok, Gili Petagan could be an option.

Location of Gili Petagan

The Gili Petagan tourist attraction is in Padak Guar Village, Sambelia, East Lombok. If you leave Mataram, it will take you around 2,5 hours. When compared to other dykes, this tourist attraction is not too far away.

Land trips from Mataram to the ferry pier can be done by renting a motorbike or car. There are many car rental services available that you can choose from. Make sure you choose a trusted and professional rental service.

In this area, Google Map has been updated. This makes it easier for you when looking for a particular location. Then, there are many gas stations. So you don't need to worry if you run out of fuel.

If you have arrived in Labuan Pandan, there are several vehicle storage places here. You can leave the vehicle you rent. Don't worry, the place of care is guaranteed to be safe.

Next, you need to rent a boat to cross the island to enjoy the charm of Gili Petagan. Don't worry, boat rental costs are relatively affordable. Travel time for this crossing is around 30 minutes. This time is relatively fast.

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The trip across by boat will be a very exciting journey. Many tourists are amazed to see the mangrove tunnel. You could even say it's similar to being in the Amazon forest. These mangrove trees were deliberately planted so that the waves would not hit the dyke.

Even though it looks like Amazon forest, you don't need to be afraid. There are no dangerous wild animals such as crocodiles, piranhas or others. Only the appearance is similar to Amazon. This is the charm of Gili Petagan that attracts many tourists.

You can even swim freely here. You will even see the beauty of the underwater world because the water is clear. Lots of small fish swimming to and fro. There are also corals and corals that look beautiful.

The view of the beautiful green mangrove forest will give a fresh impression. If you feel bored from working in front of a computer every day, traveling here will make you feel fresher.

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Tourist attraction

After you are satisfied walking around enjoying the charm of Gili Petagan, you will also be invited to go around other dyke. Like Gili Kondo which is not far from Gili Petagan.

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If you come when the weather is sunny, you can also come to Gili Bidara and Gili Kapal. So once a trip you can visit several dyke which have an amazing charm.

The charm of Gili Petagan is indeed extraordinary. If you are on vacation in Lombok, let's add it to your list of tourist destinations.


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