Wednesday, May 13, 2015

10 Famous Tourist Destinations in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Known as the city of heroes, Surabaya is also famous for its tourist destinations. This second largest city in Indonesia attracts thousands of people to visit the city during holiday and spend their spare time visiting historic places and enjoying amusements offered by the city.

10 Best Tourist Attractions in Surabaya

Along with its vibrant atmosphere, Surabaya makes a perfect place for holiday with its natural attraction as well as historical places. Below are some tourist attractions to visit during your stay in Surabaya.

•    Surabaya Carnival Night Market
Located in the southern part of Surabaya, this place offers great amusement, particularly for children. Surabaya Carnival Night Market (SCNM) is basically a night market with theme park concept, so, you’ll find various rides, shops, and restaurants. If you wish to visit SCNM, this place is open after 3 p.m. and you have to pay for Rp 20.000 ($1.5) for the entrance ticket.

Surabaya Carnival Night Market

•    Ciputra Waterpark
Just as the name implies, Ciputra Waterpark is probably the biggest water park in Surabaya – and Indonesia as well as one of most popular tourist destinations in this city. This place has interesting pools with attractive themes for both children and adolescence that makes it most suitable for family recreation. The water park has different pools with different depth that adjusted to the visitors’ need, from toddler, big kids, adolescence, and adult.

Ciputra Waterpark

•    Surabaya Zoo
With a total area of 37 acres, Surabaya Zoo was once a zoo with the most complete collection of animals in Southeast Asia. You can take the whole family, enjoy the cool atmosphere of the zoo with shady trees while taking your children around the zoo and learn about the animals.

Surabaya Zoo

•    Mangrove Forest Ecotourism
Despite its pollution and crowded traffic, Surabaya still has the best place to enjoy nature with its mangrove forest ecotourism. Located near Juanda airport, visitors can walk down the bamboo bridge just above the river through the shades of the forest or take a boat to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Mangrove Forest Ecotourism

•    Monkasel (Monumen Kapal Selam)
The next tourist attraction is Monumen Kapal Selam, which attracts many students to learn about the history of this submarine in defending the city during colonial period. Located in Surabaya center, visitors can enter and learn about the actual submarine.

Monumen Kapal Selam

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•    Tugu Pahlawan
Tugu Pahlawan or Monument of Heroes was build to commemorate the services the heroes. The monument has upside down nail shape and more than 40 meters high, with museum inside the monument. This particular tourist attraction is now famous for photography object.

Tugu Pahlawan

•    Kenjeran Beach
Kenjeran beach is the perfect tourist attraction for family vacation in Surabaya to enjoy the beach scenery by boat. Visitors can also fishing, buy seafood, and enjoy rides for children.

Kenjeran Beach

•    Cheng Ho Mosque
Apart from its function as religious facility for Muslim, Cheng Ho mosque also serves as historical monuments for Chinese Moslem in Surabaya. This place is located in Jalan Gading, and was build with typical architecture of Chinese culture.

Cheng Ho Mosque

•    House of Sampoerna
Initially, House of Sampoerna was an orphanage but it changed its function in 1933 as cigarette factory. Today, this place makes a great tourist attraction is Surabaya, as visitors can enjoy interesting experiences such as visit Museum, café, art gallery, and take a closer look towards the process of making cigarette using traditional tool.

House of Sampoerna

•    Taman Bungkul
Taman Bungkul or Bungkul Park is the icon of parks in Surabaya city. This place is crowded by visitors particularly at night, where they can enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere from the local people. There are also jogging track, skateboarding area, fountain, and children playground.

Taman Bungkul

If you are planning to spend your free time in Surabaya, make sure you visit some of its tourist destinations that will make the most of your holiday.


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