The second largest city of the country and a famous trading port, this place is a recreational area of the world level. Surabaya became a part of Indonesia in 1950; prior to this fact it was occupied by the Japanese and suffered greatly during the Second World War. Literally the name of the city can be translated as "brave in front of the face of danger". Indeed, Surabaya has played a huge role during the years of struggling with the colonial countries. The local residents have shown themselves as courageous and strong-willed personalities, so there’s no wonder why the city remembers its heroes. Numerous monuments and memorials have been built in honor of those people. There are many legends that describe the foundation of the city. Just ask any local resident or your tour guide, and they will gladly tell you these fascinating stories.
An abundance of colorful spices and seasonings, tender noodles and light soups, original dishes of chicken and fish cooked over an open fire are just some distinctive features of the local … Open
Among main distinguishing features of Surabaya many travelers admit welcoming and friendly attitude of locals. Indigenous people treat tourists friendly and with a share of curiosity. … Open
Among modern architectural monuments, the Suramada bridge is particularly highlighted. It connects Madura and Java islands. This beautiful modern bridge is the longest one in Indonesia. Its length is about 5.5 km. The bridge is especially admirable after sunset. It is decorated with spectacular lighting.
The second largest city in the country attracts travelers with colorful entertainment venues, upscale restaurants, shops and amazing sights. The must see site is a lovely church of Gereja … Open
The outstanding sight of Surabaya is the Al Akbar mosque. Impressive size is one of its main features. The height of the mosque minaret is about 100 meters. The mosque is the most recognizable tourist attraction. Due to its huge blue dome 65 meters high, it is one of the most known sights in the city. The interior of this religious monument fully corresponds to its majestic appearance. Elegant marble finishing and elements of gilding make the atmosphere inside unique. Visitors are invited to use a special lift to enter the viewing platform with a wonderful view of the historic district.