East Java Tourist Attractions You Should Know

East Java Tourist Attractions – There are so many tourist destinations in East Java to explore. Yet, we are going to discuss 10 of them. Each of these following tourist destinations has its uniqueness and attraction. So, are you ready to see them at a glance before deciding where to go? Read along and enrich your reference on East Java tourist attractions. 

Red Island Beach in Banyuwangi

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This is one of those beaches you must visit because of its beauty. Red Island Beach is located in Pancer Village, Sumberagung, a Sub-district of Pesanggaran, Banyuwangi, East Java. Its great facilities and services made this island becoming the host of national sports in 2018. It increases its attraction that making local as well as foreign tourists come to visit. 

Here are the attractions you should not miss at this beach:

  • Its white sand is clean and soft. 
  • The sunset view is marvelous.
  • It has a long beach line.
  • It has a natural red hill where the green trees live.
  • The legendary Tawang Alun Temple.
  • The beach has a great wave to surf.

Ready to explore Red Island Beach in Banyuwangi? Keep the plan and let’s move to the second tourist destination in East Java.

Ranu Kumbolo Lake in Lumajang

This tourist destination has a huge treasure, especially its natural richness. So, no wonder many nature lovers, including mountain climbers, are in love with this lake. The location of this lake is so close to Mount Semeru. It is actually still in the National Park Tengger Semeru area. What makes Ranu Kombolo so interesting is not only the beauty of the lake but also the quality of the air. It is so fresh and natural.

Madakaripura Waterfall in Probolinggo

The name of the waterfall is actually a combination of 3 meanings. First is Mada. It was taken from an elephant’s name. Second is Kari which means heritage, and the third is Pura which has the meaning of prayer. So, the whole meaning of the waterfall’s meaning is an elephant that died when it was praying. The story is related to Gajah Mada, who was said to spend the rest of his life at this place. For your information, Madakaripura is the highest waterfall in Java and the second one in Indonesia. It has 200-meter height. See and prove its beauty.

Coban Rondo Waterfall in Malang 

The beauty of a waterfall and the atmosphere that it offers can always win someone’s heart. Especially to those whose daily activity is in front of the screen and dealing with traffic jams. Visiting a waterfall like Coban Rondo is exactly what he/she needs to relax. Here are some of its attractiveness:

  • The cool weather and the calming atmosphere
  • The green scenery
  • High waterfall with a strong stream
  • Historical tourist destination
  • Having various animal collection

Gong Cave in Pacitan

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To be precise, Gong Cave is located in the village of Pule, Bomo, sub-district of Punung, district of Pacitan, East Java. Many people say the stalagmites and the stalactites are the most beautiful ones in Southeast Asia. 

Even the names of the stalagmites and the stalactites are named according to each beauty, such as Selo Bantaran Angin, Selo Jengger Bumi, Selo Adi Citro Buwono, etc. This cave has 256 meters in depth and 5 water springs, namely Sendang Relung Nisto, Sendang Jampi Rogo, Sendang Kamulyan, Sendang Relung Jiwo, and Sendang Panguripan

Baluran National Park in Situbondo

This is a conservational park that has a marvelous tourist attraction. This national park is located in Jl.Raya Banyuwangi-Situbondo KM 35 Wonorejo, Banyuputih, Situbondo, East Java. What is in this national park? 

There are 155 kinds of birds, 444 kinds of typical plants, and 26 kinds of mammals. To see them, you only have to pay 16.000 rupiahs for weekdays and 18.500 for weekends. There are many attractive spots to explore, here they are:

  • Savana Bekol. It is a place that would be yellow when it is summer and green in the rainy season. 
  • Bama Beach. The right beach in Situbondo to enjoy the sunrise.
  • Mangrove Dock. A place where you can see wild animals, such as monkeys, squirrels, deer, bulls, and peacocks. 
  • Jepang Cave. It is located at the gate of Baluran National Park.
  • Wall-climbing. The location is called Curah Tangis. 

Penataran Temple in Blitar

This temple is popular in Blitar, East Java. It is still in one location with the compounds of Hindu-Shiva temples. It’s on the west of Mount Kelud slope. The glory of this temple is still tightly related to the Kediri Kingdom in the middle of the 12th century. What is its attractiveness? Here we go!

  • Pendopo Teras. It is a terrace with a square stone that becomes one of the iconic elements in this temple. 
  • Bale Agung. It is the place where the priests or the leaders have certain meetings. 
  • The middle yard. It is where you can see 2 statues of Dwarapala and they have been there since 1319. In this middle yard also there is a dragon statue that you can enjoy its uniqueness. 
  • The backyard. This is said to be the main temple that has a fantastic height, 7. 19 meters. There are also 2 big statues in this area, named Mahakala. 

Angkut Museum in Malang

This is the place where you can find excitement. Not only can you see various types of cars, but you will be entertained by great shows as well as unique photo spots. You can visit many zones, such as, Buckingham Palace Zone, Gangster and Broadway Zone, Education Zone, and many more. This is a great place to visit with your family. It is located in Jl. Terusan Sultan Agung No. 2 Ngaglik, Batu, Malang. 

Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi

Have you ever heard of the phenomenal blue fire? It only happens in the crater of this mountain. So, visiting this tourist destination is a must. This is one of the best places to watch and enjoy sunrise and sunset. Catch the moment, capture the great scenery and cherish every moment there. Besides the blue fire, the other attractions of Ijen Crater that would be unforgettable memories, such as the traditional charcoal mine, the dam, the blue lava lake, etc.

Mount Bromo in Tengger Mountains

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This active mountain is located in the middle of 4 districts, namely Probolinggo, Lumajang, Malang, and Pasuruan. With so many beautiful spots to explore, Bromo can always win people’s hearts. The white sand, the viewpoints, and the crater are marvelous spots to conquer. Not to mention the sunrise and sunset view you can see from its peak. That’s beyond words. 

Well, have you decided which tourist destinations you will visit? Hope that the East Java Tourist Attractions will make it easier to plan your holiday with family or your loved ones. East Java is so rich with beautiful places, especially the mountains, the temples, the museum, the cave, and so on.