East Java Province Travel Guide

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Bandung

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311,512,25

Surabaya

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202,420,38

Malang

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120,262,56

Kawah Ijen

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24,80,1

Banyuwangi

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36,123,5

Tengger Caldera

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170,436,2

Blitar

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42,191,2

Madiun

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12,47,0

Trowulan

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25,85,0

Kediri

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12,56,0

Madura

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7,22,0

Mojokerto

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2,17,0

Lumajang

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10,30,0

Tulungagung

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8,40,0

Ponorogo

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5,21,0

Pacitan

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7,30,2

Probolinggo

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13,59,2

Jember

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5,24,2

Pasuruan

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7,35,4

Bojonegoro

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6,19,0

Pegunungan Baluran

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1,3,0

Gresik

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5,4,0

Grajagan

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8,12,0

Situbondo

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0,10,0

Ketapang

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1,8,0

Bandung

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  • Volcano

    Bandung Things to Do

    Visited Bandung in early March 2008. The weather in this town is cooling which sits about 700m above sea level. Went on a day trip to Gunung Tangkuban Perahu(also known as the Mountain of the Overturned Boat). If you are into volcanoes and trekking then this is closest you can get to a live volcano. When you are here, do visit the hot springs(a...

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  • Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers

    Bandung Hotels

    On weekends, as at any other accommodations in Bandung, it's full. Pool Access rooms are occupied by...

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  • Kawah Putih Ciwidey Bandung

    Bandung Things to Do

    Bandung is one of the historic city in Indonesia.sebagai city located in high Datran, Bandung city has a very cool.Bandung air temperature is one of the favorite city of the Dutch citizens in ancient times, and is now a popular tourist destination, both domestic and internasional.Salah the Dutch heritage in Bandung, before this beautiful place was...

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Surabaya

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  • Bird view of Surabaya

    Surabaya Things to Do

    Take a flight from somewhere else to Surabaya....please arrange when you are checking in... book a seat just behind the window ....from above is fantastic view of Surabaya downtown with its highrise building of Offices and Hotels....houses and industrial compound....long and winding Kalimas River which split Surabaya downtown into west bank and...

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  • Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

    Surabaya Hotels

    The Majapahit was built in 1910 by the Sarkie brothers who designed the famous Raffles Hotel in...

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  • HOUSE of SAMPOERNA-MUSEUM

    Surabaya Things to Do

    Situated in “old Surabaya”‚ this stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Previously used as an orphanage managed by the Dutch‚ it was purchased in 1932 by Liem Seeng Tee‚ the founder of Sampoerna‚ with the intent of it being used as Sampoerna’s first major cigarette production facility.The...

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Malang

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  • Unique Sempu Island

    Malang Things to Do

    On our last East Java trip we made a day trip to Pulau Sempu, which lies south of Malang just 800 m offshore from Sendang Biru beach. The small island (3.9 x 3.6 km) is a unique nature reserve, having two lakes, Telaga Lele with fresh water and Segara Anakan with salt water. We spent some time at the salt water lake, where the surf regularly...

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  • Tugu Malang Hotel

    Malang Hotels

    Superb Hotel...got a student discount so could stay for $60 a night ! nice antiques collection too...

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  • The back door to Bromo

    Malang Things to Do

    It is a long drive from Malang to Bromo, but very scenic. We call this 'the back door to Bromo' because one approaches Bromo from the south, the saddle between Tengger caldera and Semeru volcano. This is also a preferred route for those who want to climb to the top of Semeru volcano, with Ranupani village in the saddle as base.We made the trip to...

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Kawah Ijen

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  • PALTUDING BASE CAMP

    Kawah Ijen Things to Do

    PALTUDING BASE CAMP is a base camp and meeting point for all traveler before hiking up to the rim or down to Ijen crater lake...all motorbike and car would park at this point ... there are many food stall around the base camp, you could have coffee time or take a supper at one of this food stall before a hard job climbing up to the crater...there...

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  • Arabica Homestay

    Kawah Ijen Hotels

    They call it a home stay, actually it is the Kalisat Coffee Plantation's guest house. In our opinion...

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  • BANYUWANGI

    Kawah Ijen Things to Do

    As I visited Ijen via Banyuwangi ...a small town which located at the most eastern par of East Java which can be reached by overland trip from Purabaya/Bunguraish bus terminal at Surabaya downtown driving economic bus or executive air conditioned bus, tracking a boring long road 285 KM in distance and hip hop a few stop over by which would take...

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Banyuwangi

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  • BLAMBANGAN PIER or BOOM PIER

    Banyuwangi Things to Do

    When I was try to get around the downtown of Banyuwangi by taking a becak or tricycle... from the center of town to the north east of TAMAN SRITANJUNG with a pretty road and crossing a bridge over a swampy canal then found a fantastic view of Blambangan Pier .... among the peoples of Banyuwangi it was popular with Pelabuhan BOOM.... Pelabuhan...

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  • Ketapang Indah Hotel

    Banyuwangi Hotels

    Jl. Gatot Subroto km. 6, Banyuwangi, 68421, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • TAMAN SRITANJUNG

    Banyuwangi Things to Do

    BANYUWANGI is the capital of BANYUWANGI REGENVY as the center of Local Government Administration .... it would say that nowadays Banyuwangi is one of a small town in East Java with a new Administration who have a good willingness to develop the region more and more better than a few years back....ALUN ALUN BANYUWANGI or TAMAN RITANJUNG ....is a...

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Tengger Caldera

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Blitar

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  • Wediombo or "White Sand" beach

    Blitar Off The Beaten Path

    There are several good sandy beaches south of Blitar, some popular, some only recently accessable. We set out to visit another one, Serang beach. But on the way we saw a small sign "Pantai Pasir Putih" (White Sand Beach) and decided to try and go there.It turned out that the last 5 km of the road to the beach had only recently been improved. Two...

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  • Tugu Hotel Blitar

    Blitar Hotels

    The hotel was about 3 kms from the bus station. I called the hotel to arrange for a pickup. A...

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  • The Trisula Monument

    Blitar Off The Beaten Path

    Trisula means 'trident'. The Trisula Monument at Bakung commemorates the "cooperation between Brawijaya units and other army forces, the civil government and the people resulting in the eradication of attempts of the G.30.S/PKI to recompose its forces opposing the Republic of Indonesia". The text refers to an army operation in the early years of...

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Madiun

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  • Train from Yogya to Madiun

    Madiun Transportation

    There are seven trains daily from Yogyakarta to Madiun, some run in the dead of night.As per April 2010 the schedule was:ARGO WILIS, dep. 14:08, arr. 16:20, executive Rp 130,000BIMA, dep. 00:47, arr. 02:59, executive Rp 130,000GAJAYANA, dep. 01:30, arr. 03:43, executive Rp 150,000MUTIARA SELATAN, dep. 01:13, arr. 03:24, business Rp 80,000SANCAKA...

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  • AVOID eating at Golden Restaurant

    Madiun Restaurants

    No customers. Only us. Staff only interested in watching TV and that to too loud. Very hot. We had to request to put on the air-conditioners. Long time to serve the food. Food was mediocre and bland. The worst part was that the owner spoke to us in very impolite words and was rude. Even though we are foreigners we speak the local language fluently...

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  • Local Car Rental - DO NOT use this...

    Madiun Transportation

    We hired a car with driver (Avenza) for two days. They made us pay up front for both days.The next day the car that came was absolutely different and in very bad shape. They refused to change the car and refused to return my money. We returned the car but lost our money.NEVER RENT A CAR IN MADIUN FROM SURYA CITRA TRAVEL. BIG CHEATS.My curses on...

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Trowulan

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  • Trowulan's Sleeping Buddha

    Trowulan Things to Do

    Trowulan also happens to be the home of Indonesia's biggest Sleeping Buddha statue. With a length of 22 m it is the third biggest in the world, behind the statue in Bangkok and one in Nepal. And perhaps it is located in the most attractive setting, within a lotus pond and reliefs of Buddha's life on the pedestal.Whether you follow Hinayana,...

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  • Brahu temple

    Trowulan Things to Do

    Like all Trowulan temples Candi Brahu was built of brick. Its height is 27.5 m, and its rectangular base 20.7 m wide. Research during reconstruction has shown that the present base encloses an older one of 17 m wide. The temple faces west. On the roof at the back are some circular structures, thought to be stupa's. This and the general design would...

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  • The grave of a princess from Champa

    Trowulan Off The Beaten Path

    Who was Putri Campa, when did she live and who did she marry? Having consulted several sources after visiting her supposed grave we remain confused.She was a princess from the kingdom Champa in present-day southern Vietnam, so much seems certain. The booklet of the East Java Historical Authority (BP3) states that she married the last king of...

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Kediri

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  • The "Simpang Lima Gumul" monument

    Kediri Things to Do

    What was the governor of Kediri regency thinking...? Making Kediri a rival city of Paris?At a few km east from Kediri centre he had this copy of the Arc the Triomphe built. It stands in the centre of a circle where five roads come together. The area around it should be developed into a Commercial Centre, but was still empty when we last passed by...

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  • Selomangleng Hermitage Cave

    Kediri Things to Do

    The name Selomangleng can be translated as 'hanging rock' (selo = rock, mangleng = hanging). There are two caves of this name dating from the Majapahit era, one is near Kediri, the other one is located south of Tulungagung. The chambers seem to have been hewn into a stony hill near a spring, perhaps in a forest. The Kediri cave consists of two...

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  • The Airlangga Museum

    Kediri Things to Do

    Airlangga is the oldest known king who ruled over most or all of East Java (1019-1049 AD. So it is fitting that the museum of Kediri city is named after him.The museum displays the usual stone (andesit) artefacts, some inside the building and some outside in the yard: statues depicting deities and ancestors, stela with inscriptions in old Javanese,...

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Madura

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  • For Madura Batik

    Madura Shopping

    When you come from Suramadu bridge and head west towards Bangkalan town, numerous outlets for Madura batik line the road. Difficult to choose where to buy. We followed the advice of the man who led us to the Sembilangan lighthouse and bought our batik at Usaha Dagang Al-Fath KKG. The shop has batik in all price ranges, from Rp 95,000 for a simple...

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  • Mercu Suar Sembilangan

    Madura Off The Beaten Path

    The cast-iron light-house at Sembilangan near Bangkalan was erected in 1879 by order of king William III of the Netherlands. It was shipped in parts from the foundry in the Netherlands and assembled on the spot. So it is now (2104) 135 years old and still fully functional.Unlike the lighthouse in Semarang the public is allowed to climb the 250...

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  • Natural Fire at Genteng village

    Madura Off The Beaten Path

    When driving from Bangkalan to Sampang we spotted a small sign Api Alam (Natural Fire), and following this up arrived in Genteng village. Here we found the fire just in front of the house of village head, Haji Ali Wafa, who owns the land with the fire. The designation Natural Fire is correct, for this site at least 'Eternal Fire' would be...

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Mojokerto

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  • Bus from SURABAYA- Bungurasih to...

    Mojokerto Transportation

    How to get to MOJOKERTO and TROWULAN: The first, take a bus with the destination to MOJOKERTO at SURABAYA - BUNGURASIH bus station, its about 50 km southwestward and would take about one hour and cost Rp 5,000, -The bus will stop at Mojokerto Bus station, then take a mini van popular with "angkot" (public transportation), ask the driver that you...

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  • Relaxation, off roader, natural...

    Mojokerto Things to Do

    Relaxation at Ubalan - Pacet with some fresh air, or take natural hotspring water at the cozy place around Pacet. See rain forest at Trawas and Cangar for off road adventure! Explore the ancient Mojopahit kingdom temples. All you can see at Mojokerto!!

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Lumajang

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  • RICKSHAW

    Lumajang Transportation

    Lumajang is only a small town, Rickshaw or Becak is one model of transportation for local peoples and of course also for tourist to go around the corner of this small town....just enjoy this kind of transportation to go from one corner to another corner of this small town, visit Lumajang Square, District Administration Offices, Lumajang Sports and...

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  • Mandara Giri Agung Temple.

    Lumajang Things to Do

    Mandara Giri Temple is located at Senduro District, Lumajang Regency, at the slope of Gunung Semeru, The temple was finished in 1992 but the idea to build the temple was 20 years agoMandara Giri Temple is one of religious tourims in Lumajang that often visited by many pilgrimage. This great temple also save Lumajang history in the past. On this...

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  • THE COUNTRY ABOVE THE SKY

    Lumajang Off The Beaten Path

    Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is one of popular National Park in East Java Povince, The Northern Part of this National Park is belong to Probolinggo Regency, but the South Eastern Part is belong to LUMAJANG Regency, so if someone take a trip to Lumajang, you would see beautiful sight of Bromo Mountain Range in different side than from Regular...

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Tulungagung

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  • Gayatri Temple

    Tulungagung Off The Beaten Path

    The following is a summary from a leaflet we received from the warden (juru kunci), Mr. Jono. He lives in the second of three houses between the crossing and the temple site (see directions).Gayatri temple, or rather the ruins of it, are named thus because a statue found on the spot has been identified as a statue of Gayatri, a daughter of king...

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  • Dadi Temple

    Tulungagung Off The Beaten Path

    Candi Dadi is a remarkable temple, different from most others. We had been in the neighbourhood before, but not come round to seek it out. It takes some effort to reach the temple, as it lies on the highest summit of theWalikukun hills, 360 masl. It took us 45 minutes to walk the 3 km path, wishing there were more trees to shade it. Our reward were...

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  • Selomangleng Hermitage Cave

    Tulungagung Off The Beaten Path

    The name Selomangleng can be translated as 'hanging rock' (selo = rock, mangleng = hanging). There are two caves of this name dating from the Majapahit era, one is near Kediri, the other one is located south of Tulungagung. The Tulungagung cave comsists of one chamber hewn out of a single big rock. On the lintel is a symbol we could not quite...

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Ponorogo

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  • Visit Ngebel Lake on Wilis Mountain

    Ponorogo Things to Do

    Ngebel lake or Telaga Ngebel looks like a twin of Telaga Pasir at Sarangan on Mount Lawu. Both have been created in colonial times when the Dutch built a barrier in the river draining an old crater.If you find Sarangan too developed, you should seek out Ngebel village and lake. The lake and surroundings are still clean and the slopes of Wilis...

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  • Scary local customs

    Ponorogo Warnings and Dangers

    Stay away from Ponorogo if you are a westerner! The people smell and they like to cook foreigners in a right big pot and give them as offerings to appease their gods. I managed to get a picture of some locals before I escaped by riding off on a pig - their only mode of transport.

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  • Enjoy Platuk waterfall

    Ponorogo Things to Do

    The Platuk waterfall, also written Pletuk, is on the opposite side of Wilis mountain from the better known Sedudo waterfall. Its access has recently been upgraded for the general tourist. The road up to a small parking has been surfaced, and the 1 km path down to the foot of the waterfall has been widened.Its water is not as cold and as clean as...

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