Chinatown

Chinatown information

Surabaya , Indonesia
Address
Extras E of Jembatan Merah
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Lonely Planet review

Directly south of the Arab Quarter is Surabaya’s Chinatown, with hundreds of small businesses and warehouses. Its historic buildings are crumbling and the streets are crowded and none-too-clean, but it's loaded with atmosphere. Becak and hand-pulled carts are still the best way to transport goods through the narrow streets. Pasar Pabean is a sprawling, darkly-lit market where you can buy everything from Madurese chickens to Chinese crockery.

Further east near the canal, the highly evocative Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong temple is primarily Buddhist, but has a variety of Confucian and Taoist altars – if you can see them through the plumes of incense smoke.