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Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is the second highest volcanic mountain in Indonesia at 3726 m and is a part of the celebrated Pacific Ring Of Fire,a series of fault lines running through South East Asia. Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattem and act as the main water catchment for the island of Lombok.Gunung Rinjani national park lies within a major bio-geographical transition zone ( wallaceae ), where the flora and fauna  of South East Asia meets that of Australasia. The national park is one of over 40 throughout Indonesia and was established in 1997. The park itself encompasses 41,330 hectares with a furthur 66,000 hectares of protected forest outside. The highlands are covered by dense forest whilst the lowlands are mainly cultivated with rice,coffee,tobacco and other crops.The top of the volcano contains a caldera with a 230 metre deep lake known as Segara Anak ( child of the sea ). Other points of interest are hot springs and numerous caves. The volcano is a renowned spiritual home for the indigenous Sasak people and every year many undertake the pilgrimage to visit this holy mountain.
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