East Java

Surabaya

Surabaya
The Essential
The Dutch made this the top trading port of the Dutch East Indies, linking it to Batavia (Jakarta) by railway. Today, Surabaya, the country's second-largest metropolis, offers not so much a charming stopover as a glimpse of modern, urban Indonesia, with its attendant buildings, traffic and noise. Either you will seek out the heart and soul of this cosmopolitan metropolis in the Arab and Chinese districts or quickly head for Madura Island, a 30min-boat ride away.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Surabaya

House of Sampoerna
House of Sampoerna
Surabaya
2:00
Trowulan
Trowulan
Surabaya
0:30
Trowulan Museum
Trowulan Museum
Surabaya
1:30
Surabaya's Arab District
Surabaya's Arab District
Surabaya
0:30