East Java

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Nearby East Java attractions

1. Museum Cakraningrat

1.74 MILES

This museum at Bangkalan will entertain you for an hour or so with displays on Madurese history and culture and exhibits that include a gamelan and…

2. Sambilangan


On the very western tip of the island is Sambilangan, where there’s a beach and a lonely 90m lighthouse that gazes out over the Madura Strait.

3. Air Mata

9.46 MILES

Near Arosbaya, 27km north of Kamal, the tombs of the Cakraningrat royalty are at Air Mata (Tears) cemetery, superbly situated on the edge of a small…

4. Mesjid Ampel

13.97 MILES

The Mesjid Ampel is the most sacred mosque in Surabaya. While non-Muslims aren't allowed to enter the mosque itself, the souk-style streets surrounding it…

5. House of Sampoerna

14.04 MILES

Undoubtedly the city’s best-presented attraction, the House of Sampoerna is home to one of Indonesia’s most famous kretek cigarette manufacturers (now…

6. Pasar Pabean

14.31 MILES

Pasar Pabean is a sprawling, darkly lit market, which links the Chinese and Arab Quarters, where you can buy everything from Madurese chickens to Chinese…

7. Jembatan Merah

14.46 MILES

Originally the old city was divided along ethnic lines, with Europeans on the west side of the Kali Mas river and Chinese, Arabs and Javanese on the east…

8. Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple

14.49 MILES

The highly evocative Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong delivers a blast of unfiltered culture. The primarily Buddhist complex (with dashes of Confucian and Taoist…