SELONG, KANALNTB.COM – There are a lot of beautiful waterfalls in Lombok such as Sendang Gile, Kerta, Tiu Pituq, and other else which already famous by their exotic panorama. However, there is also one exotic known waterfall that might be different from others, namely Mangku Sakti.
Mangku Sakti waterfall is located in Sajang, Sembalun, district of east Lombok. To reach this beautif waterfall, it only takes about an hour from Senaru, north Lombok, or an hour trip from Sembalun Lawang.
In recent years, the exotic waterfall is very well known to travelers. Not only to the local travelers, but the domestic visitors as well.
“People from West Papua, Padang Sumatra, and another have been here,” said Kadek, a local guide to kanalntb.com, Sunday (15/4).
Kadek explained that almost 200 visitors per day have visited Mangku Sakti, even though in working days.
“Firstly this spot was organized by local community, but now it’s taken by Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani,” he added.
Meanwhile, one of visitor, Zul from North Lombok said the view of Mangku Sakti is very nice and exotic. The big waterfall, limpid river water, and with bunch of big stone make the spot becomes so amazing.
However, he assumed that the infrastructure there, such as road and plank map, need to be reproduced by organizer.
To our insights, Mangku Sakti means ‘Mangku’ is man who are highly respected by community. Than ‘Sakti’ means supernatural power. So that, Mangku Sakti means a man who has supernatural power. (Dex)