Welcome to Trowulan
One of the great archaeological sites of East Java, Trowulan is a beautiful collection of soaring 13th-century red-brick temples spread over manicured grounds. Every bit as impressive as many better-known Javanese temple complexes, Trowulan is thought to have once been the capital city of the Majapahit Empire. Despite the site's great historical importance, it's almost criminally overlooked by many time-pressed foreign visitors. However, it's easy to make a day trip from Surabaya or even slot a visit in as you travel between that city and the Bromo area.