Laden with imposing volcanic mountains, rich history and culture, East Java is sure to impress even the most seasoned traveller. Discover the province’s capital Surabaya, and its wide array of historic sites and architecture. Filled with character and one of Indonesia’s most beautiful cities, embrace East Java’s second largest city, Malang. Dating back to the 8th century and once the seat of the Kanjuruhan Kingdom, and later a Dutch colonial town, tour the downtown area in a becak (pedicab). The well-preserved Singosari Temple and splendid ancient Hindu remains known as candi including Candi Kidal, Candi Jago and Candi Singosa are also wondrous. The UNESCO World Heritage site Trowulan containing the archaeological remains of Majapahit Kingdom is equally fascinating.
Immerse in East Java’s beautiful beaches, famed coffee and tea plantations, and exquisite national parks including the world-renowned volcanic Mount Bromo in Bromo Tengger Semaru National Park, and the Ijen Crater on the Ijen Plateau. Indigenous arts abound in East Java. Learn some classical Javanese cooking techniques, how to make traditional medicinal djamoe elixirs, or batik. Attend a riveting native dance or wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) performance. Where nature and culture meet—East Java.