Malang

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Malang (Malang) is one of the largest cities of the island of Java in Indonesia, the second largest in East Java after Surabaya, with a population of more than 1.2 million people. It's not a beach resort, it is 70 miles from the nearest coast (Malang on the map), but it is quite popular with tourists.

The city itself is in itself a little remarkable, but tourists often choose as a starting point for discovering this part of the island, preferring the capital of East Java Surabaya. Malang is much quieter, calmer and oduhotvorennoe, he is credited with the value of the cultural capital of this East Java. At the same time, the city has tourist atmosphere, a lot of young people because of the large number of student schools.

In the heart of Malang, there are almost no attractions, you can see except the remnants of colonial architecture, Hindu temples and mosques, visit the remarkable Museum of military history. But around the town there is a lot of interesting places. So, nearby is the national Park Bromo-Tengger-Semetu National Park and its active volcanoes: Bromo the most popular and high on the island of Java, the volcano Semeru (Semeru). A little further East is another very popular volcano Ijen. Just 20 kilometers away is the exciting tourist town of Batu (Batu), which is worth a visit at least for one day. Well, simply a must place to visit is the ancient Hindu Temple complex Panataran (Panatran). This is not a complete list of interesting places, and learn more about the attractions of Malang see below on this page in the section on attractions.

Infrastructure in Malang for tourists is not well developed, but in order to spend a few days still available. There are cafes, restaurants, evening markets with food courts and street stalls. Work of travel agencies that offer tours to the volcanoes Bromo, Ijen, climb to mount Semeru and other attractions. Hotels in town abound: there are a budget option, and five star hotels with prices from 45 USD!!! But book these rooms in advance is better.

Book accommodation in Malang can through the search system hotels Agoda.comor via the hotel reservation system booking.com.

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How to get to Malang

Malang is 90 km from Surabaya, 330 kilometers from Yogyakarta, 800 kilometers from Jakarta and 400 kilometers from Denpasar city, in Bali (Malang on the map). You can get here by plane, train or bus, but only from the cities of Indonesia, international communication no. International airports through which more convenient and cheaper way to get to Malang – Jakarta and Denpasar.

From Bali (Denpasar) can be reached by plane, a direct bus, or drive to Banyuwangi by bus and change there to train.

Read more about all the ways how to get to Malang:

  • On the plane

    Near Malanga is a small airport Abdul Rahman Saleh (Abdul Rahman Saleh Airport, code – MLG, airport map). It is just 5 kilometers from the city, but not serviced by any public transport, can only be reached by taxi in about 100 000 rupees (about 7 US dollars, see the currency of Indonesia and the exchange rate).

    In this airport are only domestic flights from Jakarta, Denpasar in Bali, and Makassar on the island Sulawesi, there are no international flights there. The most frequent flights from Jakarta, about 10 daily, the prices are reasonable. Of Denpasar runs 1-2 flights a day, not every day, prices are also low, 60 dollars one way.

    Another option is to fly to Malang through the airport of Surabaya, as performed here, including international flights, though prices are higher than from Jakarta. From Surabaya to Malang can be reached by taxi, train or bus (see the next section).

  • By train

    In the center of Malang is the train/railway station Malang (RCD – ML, a station on the map). Please note that when purchasing tickets you need this station ID ML and not related to Mahlangu, but located far from the center. From this station to Central square, Alun-Alun on foot on the doorstep, as well as to some of the hotels in the center.

    By train it can be reached from:

    • Jakarta (via Bandung, Yogyakarta) – 13:00, 15:15, 16:30, 17:40, 18:15; in the path of 15 hours; cost from 109 000 rupees
    • Surabaya – three trains daily at 00:45, 06:20 and 07:20 and 2 hours; price 35 000 rupees
    • Banyuwangi is one train daily at 05:00; 7 hours; the cost of 62 000 rupees

    To check the schedule here – https://en.tiket.com/kereta-api. Read more about trains of Indonesia and how to use them here.

  • By bus

    Malang can be reached by bus from many major cities in Java and Bali, at least one of these: Banyuwangi, Denpasar (Bali), Jember, Probolinggo, Solo (Surakarta), Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. Buses from different destinations arrive at different stations:

    Between all these stations run taxi indicating the routes of the first letters of the names of the stations, for example A-G, and they are also easy to reach from stations in the city center for 3,000 rupees.

    Buses on long-range flights go mostly in the morning. Here is the schedule for reference:

    • Probolinggo – every hour from 05:00 to 17:00; on the road for 2 and a half hours; from 40 000 rupees
    • Surabaya – every hour; 3 hours; from 25 000 rupees
    • Yogyakarta – in 07:00, 08:00, 18:00, 20:00; in the path of 8-9 hours; 150 000 rupees
    • Denpasar (Bali) – twice a day at 15:30 and 18:00; on the road 12 hours; 120,000 rupees
    • Banyuwangi – twice a day at 07:00 and 13:00; 7 hours; from 50,000 rupees
    • Jember – every hour and a half and 4 and a half hours; from 30 000 rupees

How to travel around Mahlangu

Malang is a big city and to get from the bus or railway station to the hotel, have to take transport. Transport will need to explore in the surrounding area. At the same time, the city centre is fairly compact, and if you are located not too far from the Central square, Alun-Alun and the streets are Jl. Besar Ijen, to all the interesting places in the city can be reached on foot. So what you can go to Malang and surrounding areas:

  • Taxi

    Taxis called Mikrolet here, travel all over the city. Their fare is just RS 3,000, while tourists try to take 5 000 – 10 000 RS. Trails much and understand them is difficult, but most useful for travelers are those that run between the bus stations, and they all pass through the center. These routes are designated by the first letters of the names of the bus stations, for example taxi between bus stations Arjosari and Gadung is designated as A-G. Also a convenient route MM – plying between the railway station-TC MOG Mall-shopping center Dieng plaza mall.

  • Taxi

    Taxis do not ply the city, as it happens in major and tourist cities. Find a taxi, except that you can only at the bus and railway stations. In other cases, to rent a car you need on the phone that is best done through the staff, as English and other foreign languages is not in Vogue. Taxis are metered, and a short ride in the city will cost from 30 000 rupees (just over 2 USD)

  • Pedicabs

    Pedicabs (Becaks) are mainly in the center of the city, and they should be considered only as recreational transport, but not in order to get from one point to another.

  • Vehicle rental

    You can rent a car, both independently and with a driver. A particularly popular service is the recruitment guide-driver with car for trips to the volcano Bromo in the night to meet the dawn. Cost is a trip of 500 000 rupees (USD 36).

    In Malang, you can rent an automatic or semi-automatic scooter/motorbike to explore the city and surrounding area. If you have driving experience, it's just perfect, and by the way, on a scooter you can even drive to the Bromo volcano. Rent is 45 000 rupees per day (about 4 USD). To rent a motorbike you can, at least, here:

    Also look for other space rent of transport on the map Google for sewa motor di malang.

Attractions Malang

Malang is a historical city and has many historical buildings and even a historic quarter, located in the street of Jl. Besar Ijen. But particularly interesting objects is not very much. Many more attractions located outside the city in the surrounding area.

Sightseeing in the surroundings of Malang conveniently located in the city, and for them to go with tours or independently on local transport or rent a motorbike or car. This is one of the few places in this part of Java where you can easily find rent a motorbike and go on it to explore the area, including the famous Bromo volcano. By the way, this is the nearest place to the Bromo where you can rent a motorbike and go to the volcano on it (read more about Bromo volcano and how to get it read here).

Here is a list of attractions in Malang and the surrounding area with indication of their work time, cost of attending and how to reach them:

The sights in the city

  • Historic district on Jl. Besar Ijen

    Along the street of Jl. Besar Ijen, also known as Ijen Boulevard, is the largest number remained in the town buildings of colonial architecture, because Malang was founded and rebuilt by the Dutch. Among the buildings especially note the old library, the Catholic Church, and Brawijaya military Museum, which is worth a visit. Of course, many buildings are renovated and rebuilt, but the overall spirit of the time is preserved. In late may, the street is closed to traffic for conducting the largest urban festival of music and art Malang Kembali.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock, but it is better to visit during the day and evening

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get: you can get there by foot or taxi route MM (the area on the map)

  • Military Museum Brawijaya

    Brawijaya Museum is a military history Museum dedicated to the struggle of the Indonesian people for independence in the early 20th century. The Museum of the state and not very well groomed, but you should definitely stop by here during a walk on the historical streets of the city.

    🕐 Working time: daily from 08:00 to 15:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: RS 2500

    ⇪ How to get there: the Museum is located in Jl. Besar Ijen (Museum map).

  • Former Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe

    Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe was closed and moved to another town, but the place where it was located, now houses a café. And interestingly, many of the exhibits at this historic Museum, its interior preserved. You can go here for lunch or coffee, and at the same time and see the remaining exhibits.

    🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 22:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: located within walking distance from the Central square, Alun-Alun at Jl. Gajahmada No.4 (Museum map)

  • Museum cigarette

    Museum Bentoel Prima. PT is a small Museum, acting at the factory for the production of cigarettes famous local brand BENTOEL and others. The Museum exhibits documents about the history of the plant, photos, product samples.

    🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday – closed

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: located at JL. Wiromargo, No. 32 (Museum map)

  • Jami Great Mosque Malang

    It is the largest mosque in the city. She is very beautiful, the evening is highlighted. But unfortunately it is not a tourist place, non-Muslims entrance to it is forbidden.

    🕐 Work timeto see what's outside.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: located next to the city Park (the mosque on the map)

  • The Catholic Church Kayutangan

    Kayutangan Church is a classic Catholic Church, one of the oldest in Malang and both a historical and architectural landmark. The Church can be viewed from the inside, if the doors are open. Very convenient location near the main square Alun-Alun.

    🕐 Working time: daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: Church on the map

  • Taoist temple Klenteng Tri Dharma Eng An Kiong

    Eng An Kiong Temple is a classic Chinese Buddhist temple, one of the few in Malang, the most important for the Chinese community in the city, and definitely the most beautiful. Tourists can go in and freely out there to inspect the inside also very beautiful and interesting. Near the temple is a lot of trays with traditional Chinese food.

    🕐 Working time: daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: the temple on the map

  • Central square Alun-Alun

    This is the main square of the city and an important landmark. Nearby is the railway station and many hotels including the famous hotel Museum Hotel Tugu Malang, which exhibits the collection of works of art ranging from the 10th century. It can be used free of charge, but for honesty go to a local restaurant and order a dish or drink. The area is nothing special, tourists won't be interesting. It's just a city Park in the centre of the roundabout with greenery, flowers, a Lotus pond and monument.

    🕐 While workingaround the clock to visit in the evening

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: Central Plaza on the map

  • City Park

    In Malang, there is another pivot point, Alun-Alun, i.e. the Central area, but this place takes the role of the Central Park. Beautiful and peaceful place without traffic, with a fountain in the middle and a beautiful view of the mosque. Nothing much to do, just walk around and take some photos. Located near several shopping centers and restaurants (including McDonalds) and a cinema.

    🕐 While workingaround the clock to visit in the evening

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: Park on the map

  • Tourist village Jodipan

    Jodipan Tourism Village is a small area of the city where students and artists painted all the houses in different colors, and painted on the walls of many 3D films. There is always a lot of tourists, there are cafes and restaurants, stalls with food, Souvenirs and goods for tourists. In General, a good place to take pictures and leave a memory of your visit to Malang.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 3000 rupees

    ⇪ How to reach: the tourism village is located near the center and railway station can be reached on foot (village map). From other parts of the city you can reach the railway station on the bus MM, and a 10-minute walk.

  • Flower and bird market Pasar Bunga

    Flower and bird markets are in the same place, but it is different markets. Floral sell only flowers, but the bird you can see a large number of exotic birds in cages, aquarium fish, and even snakes. It is unlikely that you will something here to buy, but to see this picturesque place is worth it.

    🕐 Working time: from 08:00 to 16:00, visit in the morning

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: market on the map

Of interest in the area Malang

  • The Bromo volcano and the national Park Bromo-Tengger-Semetu National Park

    This is one of the brightest and most popular attractions of the island of Java and Indonesia in General. This national Park is located just a few volcanoes, including the tallest on the island of mount semeru, as well as many other natural attractions. But tourists are most popular volcano Bromo. This active volcano, located in the Caldera of another huge volcano, is not applicable. Tourists go here to see the sunrise overlooking Bromo volcano and the valley of the "sea of sand", and then to climb the volcano itself. A very simple route with minimal walking part, almost all is on the jeep. Read more about Bromo volcano here...

    ⇪ How to get: Malang is one of the most convenient starting points at the volcano, which is located 50 kilometers from the centre of Bromo on the map. The easiest way to visit it through guided jeep tour (available in hotels and travel agencies of the city, the cost of 450,000 rupees), but you can do this yourself, hire a SUV or a motorbike.

  • The City Of Batu

    The Batu 15 kilometers from Malang – independent mountain resort. It can be visited as a day trip and to stay in it for a few days. It is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, temples, hot springs. The most active tourists and travelers here can go on multi-day trekking tours with climbing the peaks and volcanoes. Read more about the city of bath and its attractions here...

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: Batu is located 15 kilometers from Malang (Batu city on the map). You can reach it by suburban buses from the station Landungsari for 7000 rupees, 30 min, go to the day of occupancy.

  • Masjid Tiban

    Very beautiful multi-level mosque, or rather a complex that includes shops and cafes. The new mosque, still under development, and on site there are several exhibitions devoted to its construction and architecture. Tourists can freely walk around the area, but should dress appropriately: no short skirts and shorts, uncovered shoulders, women should cover their heads.

    🕐 Working time: daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, donations are welcome

    ⇪ How to reach: the mosque is located far outside the city (the mosque on the map), can only be reached by taxi or rented transport.

  • Museum Panji

    Panji Museum is a former Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe, located in the city center but in 2017, was moved to a new location far outside Malang. He talks about the history of the region and city, i.e. in our this Museum, and very good. Very convenient to visit it on the way to the Bromo volcano, because it is just on the way to it 12 kilometers from the city center. And the most interesting that the Museum has a swimming pool and you can swim.

    🕐 Working time: from 09:00 to 17:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 25 000 rupees

    ⇪ How to get there: the Museum is located in the village of Tumpang on the way to the Bromo volcano (the Museum on the map). You can get here in a rented transport.

  • Temple Singosari

    Candi Singosari or Singosari Temple – one of the last Hindu temples built by the great dynasty Singosari, the ruling East Java before the arrival of Islam to the island. It dates back to the year 1304 ad. Today it is a protected historical landmark. It's not a temple complex, but only the historical ruins of one temple surrounded by ancient statues. Also note on the gate-the statues on the road at the entrance to the temple. Also it offers a great view of the surrounding mountains and the volcano Bromo. It is recommended to visit this temple together with the temple Sumberawan, because it is not far from here.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: the temple is located in the village of Singosari 10 kilometers from the center of Malang (the temple on the map). Better get here in a rented transport or taxi but can be reached by minibus from Arjosari bus station in the direction Lawang for 10000 rupees. You need to go to market, Singosari, and on foot.

  • Sumberawan Temple

    Candi Sumberawan or Sumberawan Temple is still in ruins, only to have the Buddhist stupa. Its construction dates back to 1359 year, and supposedly it was timed to the visit of the great king Hayam of Muruka, the 4th ruler of the state of Majapahit, the last pre-Islamic Kingdom of Indonesia. The stupa itself is unremarkable, although certainly will be interesting to lovers of antiquity. But it's an interesting path, which passes through rural areas and fields and along the canal, which the locals use for bathing and washing.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: the ruins of the stupa are in the Sumberawan village, 17 kilometers from Malang (temple map). Despite the short distance, with public transport you will have to travel almost the whole day. To do this, from Arjosari bus station in Malang by taxi to get to the market Singosari and change there to a bus to Sumberawan, and then another 500 meters on foot. On the way visit Singosari temple. Frankly, this route is not worth visiting those two places, but if you're going to get here by hired transport or taxi, it is worth a visit.

  • The Temple Jago

    Jago Temple or Candi Jago – the ruins of a Buddhist temple, built between 1268 at 1280 years. Although it was originally a Buddhist temple, and later there appeared a typical statues of Hindu deities. In our opinion, of all the temples around Malang, the most ambitious and worthy of a visit. It can be visited on the way to the volcano Bromo or on the way back, because it is just on this route.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: admission is free, donations are welcome

    ⇪ How to get there: the temple is located in the village of Tumpang in 22 kilometers from the city (the temple on the map). You can get a bus to Tumpang from Arjosari bus station from RS 5,000.

  • Badut Temple

    Badut Temple or Candi Badut is still some ruins of Hindu temple. It is a historical place, Dating from 760 a year, but while this is highly esteemed by believers. During Hindu holidays there are ceremonies and festivals. From a tourist point of view you can visit it, especially because it is located within the city, on its outskirts, but on inspection you will spend no more than 15 minutes.

    🕐 Working time: from 08:00 to 16:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: the temple on the map

  • Kidal Temple

    Kidal Temple or Candi Kidal – the ruins of a Hindu temple, built in 1248 (according to others in 1260) for the burial of the second king of the Kingdom of Singosari – the king of Anusapati (Anusapati). The place will be interesting for lovers of antiquities, but on inspection you will spend no more than 10 minutes, the more that is close to a chicken farm, from which spreads a terrible smell.

    🕐 Working time: -

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    ⇪ How to get there: the Temple is located 14 kilometers from the city( the temple on the map). You can only get here by taxi or rented transport.

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