Explore a Land of Myths and Legends

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Folklore has it that the name Surabaya was derived from two words ‘Sura' meaning shark and ‘Baya' meaning crocodile. It is believed that a Great White Shark and a Great White Crocodile fought for supremacy over who was the more powerful of the two creatures and hence the name Surabaya was coined by witnesses of this mythical fight. offers exciting deals on hotels in Surabaya for travelers so they can enjoy a memorable holiday destination.

As the second largest city in Indonesia and the capital of East Java, Surabaya offers visitors many sights and places to entertain them throughout their stay. A great way to start exploring Surabaya is by taking a visit to the Surabaya Zoo otherwise called as Bonbin Surabaya to see the complete collection of plants and animals of Indonesia including the fiery Komodo Dragon. A half day trip to Bangkalan Madura Island can be part of holiday plans where visitors from Surabaya hotels can watch the famous bull racing competition. The 17th century tomb of Kajeng Ratu Ibu is a famous historical attraction and millions of tourists from around the world have visited this tomb.

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If you happen to be a lover of history, then Surabaya has plenty to offer to quench your thirst for the past. The Mpu Tantular Museum is the ideal place to learn about Indonesia's history and heritage. This museum also houses exhibits of Surabaya's pre-colonial times and other documents that deal with Surabaya's historical mysterious past. If tourists from hotels in Surabaya want to have fun outdoors and get a chance to view the natural scenery, then Mount Bromo is an ideal place that can be included on their itinerary. This volcanic mountain is located on the plains of Sand Sea and it is also considered as a holy place by the local people. During the festival of Yadnya Kasada, the Tenggerese people throw fruit, rice and other offerings into the volcanic rim as offerings to their god.

Families staying in Surabaya hotels can plan to visit the Ciputra Water Park to spend a day relaxing and having fun. This is the biggest amusement park in Indonesia and has specially designed lagoons and other waterscapes for a variety of water activities. To experience the sights of Surabaya and its nightlife, the place to be is the Tunjungan Plaza where one can find the best pubs, bars and discothèques in the city. with their deep discounts on lovely hotels in Surabaya is the best way to experience and explore the great land where legends and mythology swirl in the ambience. Displays the Best of Surabaya Hotels
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