Malang is located in the East Java province in Indonesia. It has a milder climate than other parts of Indonesia due to its location in the highlands and therefore, can be more pleasant to visit. While it is the second largest city in East Java province, it is a more peaceful and relaxing destination for international and local tourists. If you are still not convinced, here are 6 things to do in Malang, Indonesia.
Hiking on Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo is an active volcano that is close to the city. Visitors can hike around the volcano but some areas are blocked off as it is still active. It is surrounded by a crater from a previous explosion and a sea of volcanic sand. The local Tengger people give sacrifices of food or money to celebrate the legend has it a prince gave his life to the volcano to save his family.
To really experience the local culture of Malang, check out the Pasar Bunga or local market. Here you can stroll through vendors selling produce and flowers. It is located close to a river valley which makes for a scenic ambiance around the market. The best time to go is in the mornings.
Jami Great Mosque Malang
This beautiful mosque is located in the city center. The building is beautifully designed and is a calm, tranquil palace to visit or pray. Whether you are religious or not, this is a definite to-do when you come to Malang.
JI Besar Lien
This lovely neighborhood is full of colonial architecture from the Dutch era. The beautiful mansions line both sides of the roads which makes for a lovely sight-seeing stroll. Most of them have been restored. If you visit in May, this area is closed for the Malang Kembali festival.
Malang City Square
If you want a green space while touring around the city come to Malang City Square. You can sit and admire the flower garden or the fountain or let the children run around the playground. No matter who is in your group, this beautiful city square will help your crew relax and restore after a day of site seeing.
If you do not mind taking another short trip out of the city, go visit the Rainbow Waterfall. It is aptly named for the rainbow colors you can see if you go between 10am-3pm. It makes for a lovely sight.
Now that you have your list of sights to see, you need to find a place to stay. If you are looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay that is in a good location the Everyday Smart Hotel Malang is the place for you. For easy online hotels booking, you won’t find a better place.