Dompu is the capital city of Central Sumbawa. It is situated on
the main road between the district of Sumbawa and Bima district.
Tourism Objects in Dompu
- Mada Prama
It is located about 4 km from Dompu. Natural spring water for
swimming and bathing set in lush tropical forest surrounding.
- Dermaga Kempo Beach
It is located in Saleh Bay. It is a port that connects Dompu
to Nisa Pudu and Nisa Rate Islands.
- Nisa Pudu and Nisa Rate Islands
Nisa Pudu and Nisa Rate Islands have beautiful panorama. People
can enjoy the sun from either island. They are located 45 km
from Dompu and they can be reached by public transportation.
- Hodo Beach
Hodo Beach is about 45 km from Dompu. Located on Salch beach,
the beach is an excellent stop over before ascending Mount Rinjani.
Fresh water is available.
It is about 100 km from Dompu. It has a port called "Tiga
Bangun", a port through which timber are exported.
- Mount Tambora
Mount Tambora is about 100 km from Dompu. It is the highest
mountain in Sumbawa. Its eruption in 1815 was one of the most
destructive and powerful volcanic explosions in human history,
caused a huge catastrophic all over the island. The explosion
could be heard as far as Ternate (1400 km), and tremors were
felt in Surabaya (800 km). The volcanic dust, ejected into stratosphere
acted as a giant filter, creating a spectacular orange sunsets
around the world, the eject which circled the world caused temperature
to drop almost 2 F degrees below normal for the whole year,
resulting in the famous 'year without summer' of 1816._Nowadays,
the vicinity of this mountain has become a game and conversation
area. Mount Tambora has a dense forest and various kinds of
wood. There is a vast meadow, which extends on the slope of
the mountain. The hunting area that faces the sea makes the
panorama more beautiful. The port here connects to Kempo district.
- Doro Bata
It is about 1 km from Dompu. Here can be found the remains of
the Dompu palace, which was covered with volcanic dust during
Mount Tambora's explotion in 1815.
- Woja Beach
Woja Beach is located in the western part of Cempi Bay. The
folktales that describe the origin of Dompu are very famous.
The beach has white sand and a beautiful panorama. It is an
Lapadi is located about 5 km South of Dompu. Lapadi is an area
for traditional horse race with little jockeys - children of
8 years of age. The traditional horse race is exclusive. There
is also a livestock "Koteka" (cattle breeding and
- Hu'u Beach
beach location is about 40 km from Dompu and about 100 km from
Bima airport. The largest stretch of beach in the West Nusa
Tenggara. Its long and uncompromising curling waves, which have
8 levels gives the area. It has reputation as one of the hottest
spots for surfing in Indonesia.
- Nangga Doro
It is about 45 km from Dompu. Nangga Doro has a mountainous
resort with a very hot water spring. The temperature ranges
between 80.5 to 81 degrees Celsius.