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East Java (Jawa Timur) is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Java and also includes neighboring Madura and islands to the east of it, as well as the Bawean islands. The administrative center of the province is located in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia and a major industrial center and port.

The Regency of Banyuwangi is located at the easternmost end of the Indonesian island of Java, and it is a very strategic area for one who wants to go to Bali. It is surrounded by mountainous and woody areas to the west; by sea to the east and south. Banyuwangi is only separated by Strait of Bali from Bali. The regency had a population of 1,488,791 at the Census held on 30 June 2000; by 2005 it was (...)

Blitar is not just a historical footnote as the ancestral home and burial place of Sukarno. Thankfully bypassed by the rapid, unchecked development of other places in East Java, the tranquil area boasts a refreshing small town charm and the most outstanding Hindu temple in the province. The elderly man prostrated himself in front of the short, ornately decorated fence surrounding the tomb. He crie (...)

Bondowoso is a small provincial town and regency in East Java, Indonesia. The common dialects are Madurese and Javanese, although Madurese is the majority. The nearest largest city is Surabaya, approximately five hours' drive away. Common in most provincial towns is a park in the city center, called alun-alun. Bondowoso is no exception. In the backdrop of the park is a magnificent view of a (...)

The port of Gresik has been an important commercial center since the eleventh century, trading with merchants from as far away as China, India, and Arabia. These traders helped spread Islam in the area. In 1487, Sunan Giri, Syech Maulana Malik Ibrahim, also known as Sultan Ainul Yaqin, began to rule Gresik. In his 1515 book, Suma Oriental, Portuguese apothecary and traveller, Tomé Pires (...)

Jember is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. The city of Jember is the third largest city in East Java province. Jember is famous for its tobacco farms and traditional food called tape which is made of fermented cassava. Fifteen kilometers from Jember is Rembangan, a small and pleasant resort town with a swimming pool. The area is 445 meters above sea level, on the slope of (...)

Kediri is an Indonesian city, located near the Brantas River in the province of East Java on the island of Java. Archaeological artifacts discovered in 2007 appeared to indicate that the region around Kediri may have been the location of the Kediri kingdom, a Hindu kingdom in the 11th century. The city is a major trade center for the Indonesian sugar and cigarette industry. The town is (...)

Madiun is a city in the western part of the province of East Java Indonesia, an agricultural centre best known as the site of an uprising in 1948 which resulted in thousands of deaths. It is the capital of the regency of the same name. Madiun, located 169 km south west of Surabaya, had a population of 190,823 in 1992. The town is an average of 63 meters above sea level and lies on the M (...)

Malang was a popular stay for colonials. The city had a cool climate and is located on a nice, with volcanoes surrounded plateau, 450 meters above the pressing heat of the lowlands. In the east the active Gunung Semeru ('Mount Semeru') dominates the view; the Gunung Anjasmoro, Arjuna and Penderman in the north are covered with hotels and holiday places. Southwest of the (...)

Pasuruan, on the northwestern coast of the island of Java, sits on a junction on the road to Surabaya, Malang and Probolinggo. Pasuruan is famed as a mango growing area. The town has a sugar research station. One can go from Pasuruan to Tosari, a cool mountain resort 1,900 meters above sea level. From here, a trail leads to Bromo Mountain via Wonokitri. A tourist park is found at Won (...)

Ponorogo is a regency and city in East Java, Indonesia. Ponorogo also known for its culinary specialty, Sate Ponorogo, grilled marinated chicken satay served in peanut sauce, garnished with shredded shalots, chilli paste, and lime juice. Ponorogo is located ninety kilometers from Pacitan or twenty-five kilometers from Madiun. The town is known for its specific batik style. However, what (...)

Thirty-five kilometers to the east of Pasuruan is Probolinggo. This capital city of regency is known as a producer of grapes and mangoes. A small harbor is also found here. Sugar mills are found in the area. One can reach Mount Bromo from Sukapura, Ngadisari and Cemoro Lawang. The area is a retreat of people who are said to be descendant of subject of Majapahit who fled the advent of Islam. STA (...)

Situbondo is a town located at the distance of thirty-five kilometers northeast of Bondowoso Regency. The harbor of Panarukan is found here. Situbondo is a producer of cane sugar. From Situbondo, one can visit Pasir Putih Beach, a well-known seaside resort forty-three kilometers from Situbondo. About fifty-nine kilometers away from the town the village of Wonorejo, near the Baluran Natu (...)

The path meandered through tall grass skirted by thick bushes and young saplings, dew glistened on delicate flowers overhung by branches of pink Hibiscus. The day was fresh and bright, resounding to the morning hum of bees and hover-flies; bowing crickets sang invisibly amongst the foliage as courting butterflies flirted turbulently above. Behind, plantations of coffee stretched away in corrugated (...)

Tuban is a town located on the north coast of Java, approximately 100 km west of Surabaya, the capital of East Java. Tuban is surrounded by Lamongan in the east, Bojonegoro in the south and Rembang, Central Java in the west. As an ancient town, Tuban is of considerable historical and cultural value. The most prominent feature is the beauty of the scenery such as beaches, caves, and forests, especi (...)

Candi Surawana (sometimes called Candi Surowono) is a small temple, of the Majapahit Kingdom, located in the Canggu Village of the Kediri (near Pare) district in Java, Indonesia. It was believed to have been built in 1390 AD as a memorial to Wijayarajasa, the Prince of Wengker. As of today the temple is not fully intact. Only the base of the temple has been restored to its original form and many m (...)

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