Religions of Lombok

The main religion on Lombok is Islam, as it is right throughout Indonesia. While there are other religions represented such as Hinduism, Christianity and a unique religion confined mainly to the north of the island in the Bayan Village area, the main religion is Islam. A note about respecting the beliefs of others…  people in small villages scattered around Lombok are less exposed to international visitors, and some have strong beliefs about dress and conduct. If you intend visiting small outlying villages, it is best to wear long sleeves and at least knee-length trousers out of respect for the the majority Muslim inhabitants, especially during the fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink (or smoke) during daylight hours in public, so just to keep everyone happy, consider the locals and their religious beliefs. We should point out here that the people living in the Senggigi, Mataram, and Gili Islands areas, are more accepting of the dress of international visitors due to their exposure to more visitors, so it is less of an issue. As with everywhere in the world, if you should wish to visit a Mosque, they are open to everyone, but do ask first as there are some areas where women are not allowed to go, and also some areas where non-Muslims are not permitted to enter. More about Lombok’s religions can be found here.
Religions of Lombok The main religion on Lombok is Muslim, as it is right throughout Indonesia. While there are other religions represented such as Hinduism, Christianity and a unique religion confined mainly to the north of the island in the Bayan Village area. A note about respecting the beliefs of others…  people in small villages scattered around Lombok are less exposed to international visitors, and some have strong beliefs about dress and conduct. If you intend visiting small outlying villages, it is best to wear long sleeves and at least knee-length trousers out of respect the the majority Muslim inhabitants, especially during the fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink (or smoke) during daylight hours in public, so just to keep everyone happy, consider the locals and their religious beliefs. We should point out here that the people living in the Senggigi, Mataram, and Gili Islands areas, are more accepting of the dress of international visitors due to their exposure to more visitors, so it is less of an issue. As with everywhere in the world, if you should wish to visit a Mosque, they are open to everyone, but do ask first as there are some areas where women are not allowed to go, and also some areas where non-Muslims are not permitted to enter. More about Lombok’s religions can be found here.
Mosque in the Bayan district, northern Lombok Bayan historic mosque... 500+ years old, northern Lombok Bayan historic mosque... 500+ years old, northern Lombok Religious festival at Senggigi, Lombok
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