A statue of sharks at night near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Things to do in Surabaya

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Situated in the heart of the West Surabaya city, near the city’s biggest shopping mall and golf course, Vasa Hotel Surabaya is one of the best-located hotels for discovering this bustling and vibrant Indonesian city. Let our concierge be your guide to the best attractions, landmarks, family activities, restaurants, shopping, and other things to do when in Surabaya.
Please browse the nearby attractions below to find out more about what Surabaya has to offer. And always feel free to contact our concierge or front desk staff for further information and travel arrangements.

An Exterior view of Cheng Ho Mosque near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Cheng Ho Mosque

The Cheng Ho Mosque is the first mosque in Indonesia built using Chinese-style architecture, also serves as a historical monument for Chinese Moslems in Surabaya. Located in Jalan Gading, the mosque was built in 2002 to commemorate Admiral Cheng Ho for his contributions in introducing Islam to the Chinese community in Indonesia.

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Exterior of De Javasche Bank Soerabaia near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

De Javasche Bank Soerabaia

It was officially founded by Bank Indonesia and was opened on 27 January 2012 after its restoration. The museum occupies a building formerly known as De Javasche Bank, the central bank of Dutch East Indies. After the Indonesian Independence, the building continued to function as the Bank Indonesia's branch in Surabaya until 1973. 

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Buddha statue in 4 Brahma Statue Art near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

4 Brahma Statue Arts

The Indonesian Muri Record as the largest Buddhist statue in Indonesia. Located about 30 minutes from the hotel. It is dedicated to Chinese deities and other Asian religious icons. It is located within the Atlantis Kenjeran Park Surabaya amusement park and become a tourist destination, even though it is originally a worship place for Tridharma followers. 

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View of Kalimas Traditional Harbour near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Kalimas Traditional Harbour

For a strong whiff of the sea and a taste of what remains of old Surabaya visit the Kalimas Harbour, the city’s original port. This is where broad-beamed pinisi schooners unload produce along a 2 km stretch of quayside. The best time to visit is early in the morning when the boats are setting sail.

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Road sign of Kampung Arab Ampel near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Kampung Arab Surabaya Ampel

Kampung Arab Surabaya Ampel is located in the Sunan Ampel Religious Tourism Area. In the area, there are also mosques and the cemetery of Sunan Ampel which is a Muslim pilgrimage destination. 

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Entrance & exterior of Kepanjen Church near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Church of the Birth of Our Lady

The Roman Catholic Church of Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria, which also recognized with The Roman Catholic Kepanjen. The Church that is built in 1899 is the eldest church in Surabaya. You can reach this church in about 30 minutes by driving from our hotel. 

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Entrance to the Kya Kya Surabaya near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Kya-Kya Market

Surabaya’s own Chinatown is the most intriguing attraction in Surabaya where you’ll find traditional Chinese delicacies - loads of local restaurants and market to explore while strolling the area. The word kya-kya is taken from one of the dialects of Chinese which means walking around. 

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Aerial view of Mount Bromo volcano near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Resting in Tengger, over 120 kilometers off Surabaya, is a renowned volcanic complex sprawling on the vast caldera of an ancient volcano. The famous volcano of this complex is called Mount Bromo or Gunung Bromo. The surrounding area, called Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, comprises 4 lakes, 50 rivers, and striking mountain ranges. It is also home to diverse species of fauna and flora, some of them endangered and endemic.

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Entrance of Purwodadi Botanical Garden near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Purwodadi Botanical Garden

Purwodadi Botanical Garden is a research center in Purwodadi, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. It has an area of 85 hectares (210 acres) and more than 10,000 types of trees and many plant collections.  

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Exterior view of Surabaya North Quay near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Surabaya North Quay

Surabaya North Quay is an alternative creative and friendly tourist destination for Surabaya. You can enjoy live music entertainment, art attractions, exhibitions of local community products, and culinary markets. Offering views of the harbor, the sea, and also the moment of the Cruise that leans there. 

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Night view of Suramadu Bridge near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Suramadu Bridge

The Suramadu Bridge was completed in 2009 and it connects Surabaya to the island of Madura over the Madura Strait. Suramadu is an abbreviation for Surabaya-Madura, and the bridge shortens the traveling time to Madura Island by up to 90 minutes. 

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View of Taman Safari Indonesia II park near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Taman Safari Indonesia II

Taman Safari Indonesia 2 is one of the largest safari parks in Asia, located on the downhill of Mount Arjuno, Prigen District, Pasuruan Regency, East Java. It has a wide range of animal species in Indonesia, a swimming pool with sophisticated air filter systems, and lush, and complex habitats. Taman Safari Indonesia has become an environmentally friendly and habitat-oriented tourist destination. 

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View of the exterior of Ampel Mosque near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

The Ampel Mosque

The Ampel Mosque is an ancient mosque located in the Kampung Arab Surabaya Ampel sub-district. The oldest mosque in East Java was built in 1421 by Sunan Ampel where his cemetery is located within the area. 

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Structure of the Monument of Heroes near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Heroes Monument

Tugu Pahlawan or Monument of Heroes is the main symbol of the city. It was built to commemorate those who made brave contributions to the region during the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945. The monument has an upside-down nail shape and is more than 40 meters in height. A museum can be found inside the monument and now this particular tourist attraction is also a famous photography object. The Tugu Pahlawan is open from 08.00 am - 15.00 pm (Tuesday-Friday) and 07.00 am - 12.00 pm (Saturday-Sunday). Located about 25 minutes from the hotel. 

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Pathway in Mangrove forest Surabaya nesr Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Wonorejo Mangrove Eco Tourism

Despite its pollution and crowded traffic, the mangrove forest Surabaya is still a great place to enjoy nature. Located near Juanda airport, visitors can walk down the bamboo bridge over the river and through the shades of the forest. Or they can take a boat ride to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the water. Come by to enjoy the mangrove forest where you can relax and get away from the bustling city. Located about 25 minutes from the hotel. Opens daily from 8.00 am – 16.00 pm. 

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View of the Bukit Darmo Golf park near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Bukit Darmo Golf Surabaya

This challenging golf course offers scenic views and an unpredictable game that will make you eager to return again and again. Due to its bunkers, lakes and rivers as hazards, you’ll feel your game continue to improve with every tantalizing round.

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Beautiful view of Golf Graha Family near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Golf Graha Family

" The beautiful 18 holes and 72 pars championship course located just 12 minutes driving from the hotel; which original designed by the famous world golfer, Mr. Arnold Palmer - with bunkers, rivers and lakes as hazards will assure you to have an interesting, challenging and pleasurable golfing."

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Man playing at night in Pakuwon Golf near Vasa Hotel Surabaya

Pakuwon Golf & Family Club

Pakuwon Golf & Family Club offers one of the greatest golf courses in East Java, and the only golf course that has a golf night in Surabaya and East Java. Located only 15 - minutes drive from our hotel.

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