Sultan's grave and viewpoint

Sultan's grave and viewpoint

Worth a peak

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A little to the southeast of the centre of town is a small hillock, atop which are the graves of the founding Sultan of Bima, some of his successors and a bunch of others who were described to us simply as "employees".
Travelfish says:

The graves are understated, and while they are worth a quick peek, the real attraction here is the view over Bima. You can see the new market to your left, and right across to Bima port to your right. Beyond the water is a small village that was described to us as being home to the original inhabitants of Bima.

This is the easiest to reach viewpoint in Bima, and while the energetic could walk here, as it isn’t really signposted you may want to get an ojek up to the summit, and have them wait while you have a wander -- tell them you want to go to Gunung Raja. Needless to say, the gardening crew who was on station when we rolled in were pretty gobsmacked to see us.

Contact details for Sultan's grave and viewpoint

Address: South of town
Coordinates (for GPS): 118º43'45.59" E, 8º27'32.87" S
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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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