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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 more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
" 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."
Ciputra Golf, Club & Resto Surabaya is the biggest and the most complete golf course in East Java. The designer took advantage of the range of elevation in developing the course. Following the natural hill and valley topography of the area, the course is designed stadium-style with the holes in the valley.