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List of Must Visit Places in Surabaya - a fascinating city

The bustling city of Surabaya in Indonesia is always an interesting place to visit. Here you will find an array of must visit places which should be on the itinerary of every visitor.

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Bangkalan and Madura Island

Bangkalan and Madura Island

Madura Island located in the environs of Surabaya is counted amongst the local places that will interest the visitor. This island is renowned for its bull racing competitions but it also features some monuments of interest. In the town known as Arosbaya in the environs of Bangkalan you will find a number of interesting tombs which date as far back as the 17th century. Many of these tombs were built for royal personages, including a number of local rulers. Sightseers will be captivated by these monuments which bear witness to the richness and grandeur of the local culture.

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Al Akbar Mosque

Al Akbar Mosque

This striking building has the distinction of being one of the largest mosques in the Surabaya region. It is also one of the most attractive local places of worship, featuring numerous architectural features of interest. This handsome mosque also contains a lofty tower often used as an observation site. From this tall tower visitors may avail themselves of splendid panoramic views over the city below. This striking place of worship will appeal to sightseers with its handsome proportions and air of tranquillity and serenity.

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Cheng Hoo Mosque

Cheng Hoo Mosque

Cheng Hoo Mosque is another prominent place of worship in the environs of Surabaya. This mosque is noteworthy for its Chinese-style design motifs which will capture the attention of the visitor. In fact the appearance of this charming place of worship has been likened to a traditional Chinese temple. Within this mosque visitors will see an array of lovely ornaments that beautify its interior. To conveniently access these monuments of interest in the city it is recommendable to stay at an appealing Surabaya hotel such as the Somerset Surabaya Hotel and Serviced Residence. This attractive accommodation provides quality rooms and courteous service ensuring a pleasant stay.

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Mpu Tantular Museum

Mpu Tantular Museum

The Mpu Tantular Museum will undoubtedly capture the imagination of the history enthusiast and general sightseer alike. At this fascinating institution visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Indonesia's rich cultural and historical heritage. This museum, which was constructed during the colonial era, enables the tourist to view a multitude of artefacts dating from as far back as the pre-colonial era. The museum will provide a fascinating insight into the unique and distinctive local culture.

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Pasopati submarine

Pasopati submarine

This enthralling attraction is a genuine submarine which has been transformed into a popular visitor attraction. If you have ever wondered what the interior of a submarine looks like this former seagoing vessel will undoubtedly be an irresistible attraction. People of all ages and preferences will be enthralled by this intriguing maritime vessel.

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Jembatan Merah Plaza

Jembatan Merah Plaza

The sightseer as well as the shopping enthusiast will be captivated by this renowned shopping mall. In addition to offering a diverse selection of attractive merchandise this well-known mall, one of the oldest in the city, played a significant role in the famous Battle of Surabaya. Today it remains one of Surabaya's primary shopping attractions.