"Dana Taraha, a royal cemetery" Bima Things to Do Tip by theo1006

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  Sunset view from Dana Taraha hill
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  • Sunset view from Dana Taraha hill - Bima
      Sunset view from Dana Taraha hill
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  • View of Bima from Dana Taraha hill - Bima
      View of Bima from Dana Taraha hill
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  • Tomb of Bima-s last sultan - Bima
      Tomb of Bima-s last sultan
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  • Tomb of Bima-s last sultan - Bima
      Tomb of Bima-s last sultan
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  • An anonymous tomb - Bima
      An anonymous tomb
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Haji Nurdin of the Tourist Office brought us here at the right time of day: shortly before sundown. It is a favourite spot to enjoy the breeze after a hot day, and view the sun going down beyond Bima and Bima bay. A modest warung selling refreshments is available.

Dana Taraha cemetery is located on a hill overlooking Bima the west. Royal tombs that can be found here are those of:
- the first sultan, Abdul Kadir I (converted to Islam AD 1640),
- the second sultan, Abdul Khair Sirajuddin (reigned AD 1640-1682),
- the third sultan, Nuruddin (reigned AD 1682-1687),
- the fifteenth and last sultan, Abdul Kadir II (lived AD 1925-2001).
Other members of the dynasty have been buried elsewhere.

Directions: At walking distance (1 km uphill) from the Bus Terminal south of town.

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2011
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