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Travel Guide of Malang in Indonesia by Influencers

Malang is a city in the Indonesian province of East Java. It has a history dating back to the age of Singhasari Kingdom. It is the second most populous city in the province, with a population of 887,443 according to the 2016 estimation.

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Discover our travel guide of Malang in Indonesia made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Malang:

  🐾 Wildlife     🌲 Forest     🏞️ Waterfall     ⛰️ Hill     🏞️ River     🏖️ Beach  

Travel Tips for visiting Malang

Located in the province of East Java in Indonesia, Malang is a city marked by a colonial past, it was founded by the Dutch at the end of the 18th century. Interested in the culture of coffee, they found in this region the perfect site to make their plantation. Nicknamed by its elders as the "Paris of East Java" because of its wide avenues and tree-lined neighborhoods, the charming city of Malang offers an ideal setting to rest before exploring the volcanoes of Java. Tourists stop there only a few days but do not rush there, which makes the few visits very appreciable. The city has a tropical climate with two seasons, a dry and wet season, it is better to visit the city during the dry season, from August to October. The Mount Bromo is one of the famous tour to do while staying near Malang, you can take a tour to see the sunrise or sunset and admire the beautiful colors of the sky and also the amazing landscapes. The Rainbow Village of Jodipan was once a slum, but university students decided to paint the city with many bright colors to attract tourists. It is a popular place for travelers to take beautiful and colorful pictures. The region is full of waterfalls in the middle of the forest like the Madakaripura Waterfall, as well as typical Indonesian temples. ​​In front of the Malang train station, a long alley shelters about twenty small restaurants where you can eat good Indonesian food for a few dozen rupiahs only. The night market of Malang - Pasar Besar - is a happy mix of fair and street-food stands. You can eat well while watching the children duck fishing and their parents trying to shoot with rifles, all this with music and a festive atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Malang

What is the best route to go to Mount Bromo in Malang?

The easy way to go to Mount Bromo is to start from Surabaya, then choose which entry route that you prefer. The closest village to get to Mount Bromo is Cemoro Lawang, which is a distance of about 2.4 miles (4 Km), it is easy to access by walking or public transport. You can reach Mount Bromo by three routes, Surabaya-Probolinggo, Malang or Pasuruan.

It is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance just in case, but you have several choices available to you. Either you go on your own, with a guide, or on an organized tour with a group.

Even though Mount Bromo is located high, you don't climb to its summit, the actual climb takes about 30 minutes, depending on your physical condition. The ascent is quite easy, but what makes it difficult is the sand that makes you sink easily and lose time. But in general, the ascent is accessible to beginners.
Of course, Mount Bromo is an active volcano, so the national park monitors the activity of the volcano very closely. And when the activity is too high, visits are not allowed, so there is no danger!

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

  35.8 km (22.2 miles) away from Malang

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Coban Sewu

  42.9 km (26.6 miles) away from Malang

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  44.6 km (27.7 miles) away from Malang

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