20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit East Java

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit East Java

Breathtaking volcanoes, waterfalls and hills… East Java is perfect for anyone looking for an adventure!

With breathtaking panoramas, East Java (Jawa Timur) is one of Indonesia’s many gems. Java’s least densely populated province has enough marvels to keep you entertained and spellbound. Surabaya, the regional capital, has the right amount of attitude for a rapidly growing Indonesian city with much to offer. Drive a few hours from the city centre and you’ll arrive in a whole new world… one with towering peaks and smoking volcanoes.

1. With breathtaking views all around, you will have to pinch yourself to believe it’s real

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2. Set your alarms early as you do not want to miss the beautiful sunrise

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3. Why not try some local snacks after your morning hike?

4. Live your ultimate fantasies of becoming an adventure hero and ride a jeep!

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5. A peep into hell: Hear the eerie grumble of Mt Bromo’s crater

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6. Marvel at the grandeur of Mt Semeru in the distance

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7. Pretend you’ve landed on another planet at the Sea of Sand

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8. Camp overnight under a million stars at Ranu Kumbolo

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9. Get drenched under the majestic Madakaripura waterfall

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10. Explore “little Africa” in East Java, the Baluran National Park

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11. … where you can chill with water buffalos during sunset!

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12. Or how about these super adorable deer (Javan Rusa)?

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13. Acidic beauty: Be blown away by the beautiful turquoise lake at Kawah Ijen

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14. Roses are red… some flames are blue. It’s so beautiful, I promise you

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15. Run away from cringy captions and enjoy some personal time on Red Island

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16. Catch the beautiful bright lights of the Suramadu National Bridge

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17. Relive your inner childhood at the breathtaking Teletubbies hills

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18. Indulge in succulent traditional satay unlike any other!

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19. If that’s not convincing enough… empal gepuk (Indonesian sweet and spicy fried beef dish) might do the trick

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20. But if you’re going for the full Indonesian experience… the traditional nasi campur is a must-have!

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Listen carefully and hear the mountains calling for you! With these many things to do, you will not be disappointed with living your adventure fantasies in East Java.

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Alif Amsyar
Alif Amsyar

Alif is that friend you’ll catch searching for new places to explore during lectures. With a penchant for both travelling and writing, he carries the world in his trusty backpack and a small journal. He believes in the saying “who lives sees, but who travels sees more” and hopes to share his adventures with other people. Other times, he’s just dreaming of taking the perfect selfie with a Quokka.