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10 Delightful Things to Do in Tulungagung

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Tulungagung is one of the regencies in East Java Province, about 154 km southwest of Surabaya. Tulungagung region consists of lowlands to the mountains. From beautiful beaches to stunning waterfalls can be found in Tulungagung. Let’s find out the delightful things to do in Tulungagung East Java Indonesia ..!

1. Visiting Popoh Beach

Popoh Beach is Tulungagung’s flagship attraction located on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Every holiday Popoh Beach is always crowded with visitors, both from Tulungagung and outside Tulungagung.

Popoh Beach is situated in the bay so it has relatively calm waves and the gentle sea breezes. The green mountains that form the backdrop of Popoh Beach produce stunning panoramas.

How to Get There

Popoh Beach is located in Besole Village, Besuki, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 30 km from downtown Tulungagung. The admission is Rp 3,000. The beach is open 24 hours. The beauty of Popoh Beach may rival the famous Papuma Beach. You should take the time to visit Papuma Beach as one of things to do in Jember.

2. Visiting Sine Beach

Sine Beach has an unspoiled and amazing beauty. The beach situated at the bay has fine brown sand, fairly calm waves and surrounded by well-preserved forest.

At Sine Beach visitors can see the daily activities of fishermen, play ATV, do fishing or enjoy the smoked fish dishes that are sold around the beach. Hundreds of pine trees lined up along the coast add to the beauty of Sine Beach.

How to Get There

Sine Beach is located in Kalibatur Village, Kalidawir, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 35 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee.

3. Visiting Coro Beach

Coro Beach is a virgin beach located not far from Popoh Beach. The beach has beautiful white sand, blue sea as far as the eye can see and a serene atmosphere.

The green cliffs around the coast give exotic scenery that is rarely found on other beaches. But be careful when playing here because the waves are big enough especially when the tide.

How to Get There

Coro Beach is located in Gerbo Village, Besuki, Tulungagung Regency. The admission has become one with the entrance ticket to Popoh Beach, so you do not need to pay anymore.

4. Visiting Pathok Gebang Beach

Pathok Gebang Beach is also a virgin beach that is still rarely visited by tourists. The reason is because the path to this beach can only be passed by walking about 1 hour.

Pathok Gebang Beach surely has breathtaking view. Here you can walk on the white sand, gaze at the vast blue sea, feel the fresh sea breeze and look at the towering cliffs.

How to Get There

Pathok Gebang Beach is located in Jengglungharjo Village, Tanggunggunung, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 25 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry.

5. Visiting Wonorejo Dam

Wonorejo Dam is the largest dam in Southeast Asia that serves as a hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of up to 6.5 mega watts. In addition, the dam is also a source of drinking water, to prevent flooding, as a source of irrigation and for recreation.

Wonorejo Dam is surrounded by green hills that provide a natural and calm atmosphere. In the parking lot there are many stalls selling a variety of food and drinks to accompany visitors enjoy the beauty of Wonorejo Dam.

How to Get There

Wonorejo Dam is located in Wonorejo Village, Pagerwojo, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 12 km from downtown Tulungagung. The admission is Rp 5,000.

6. Visiting Lawean Waterfall

Lawean Water fall is on the slopes of Mount Wilis at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. The waterfall has a height of about 100 meters and is believed to have efficacy to cure various diseases.

To get to the Lawean Waterfall, from the parking lot you need to walk about 3 km through the forest, and the river. Along the way you will be pampered with green trees, fresh air, crystal clear rivers and beautiful orchids.

How to Get There

Lawean Waterfall is located in Geger Village, Sendang, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 25 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee. Besides Mount Wilis, Mount Kelud also gave birth to many beautiful waterfalls in East Java. Exploring Mount Kelud’s waterfalls is just one of things to do in Kediri.

7. Visiting Alas Kandung Waterfall

Alas Kandung Waterfall became famous after appearing on TV program, My Trip My Adventure. The charm of this waterfall is a pond under the waterfall that is turquoise.

Visitors are allowed to jump into or swim in the pool which has a depth of 4-8 meters. The shady trees around the Lawean Waterfall provide cool and peaceful atmosphere.

How to Get There

Alas Kandung Waterfall is located in Tanen Village, Rejotangan, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 28 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee.

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8. Visiting Dadi Temple

Dadi Temple is a single temple that has no ladders, ornaments and statues. The temple is made of andesite stone and is thought to be a relic of the Majapahit Kingdom.

Dadi Temple is at the top of the hill which is about 1 hour walk from the parking lot. Therefore from Dadi Temple visitors can see the beautiful scenery of Tulungagung and the surrounding mountains.

How to Get There

Dadi Temple is located in Wajak Kidul Village, Boyolangu, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 13 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry. The temples of Majapahit Kingdom are also found in Mojokerto. You should go there. There are lots of things to do in Mojokerto.

9. Visiting Pasir Cave

Pasir Cave is estimated to be a relic from the era of Majapahit Kingdom, 1302-1403 M. The cave holds a variety of ancient relics such as statues, ancient tombs and reliefs.

Pasir Cave is believed to have been a Hindu priest’s hermitage of Shiva Shidanta sect. What’s interesting about the Pasir Cave is the relief carved on the cave wall that still can not be interpreted by the researchers.

How to Get There

Pasir Cave is located in Junjung Village, Sumbergempol, Tulungagung Regency. It’s about 10 km from downtown Tulungagung. It’s free entry. Another exotic caves can be found in Tuban. Stop by and you will have plenty of things to do in Tuban.

10. Visiting Aloon-Aloon Park

Aloon-Aloon Park located in the city center is a favorite attraction of Tulungagung’s residents. Here visitors can enjoy the beauty of a fish pond overgrown with lotus, walk in the reflection path, sit and chat or just hang out with friends.

Aloon-Aloon Park also features children playing ground and skate board park. Well-grown plants and beautiful flowers make visitors feel at home lingering here.

How to Get There

Aloon-Aloon Park is located at R.A. Kartini Street, Kampung Dalem, Tulungagung. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee.

Alright friends, now you have the list of delightful things to do in Tulungagung. Set aside time, money and your energy. Let’s visit Tulungagung East Java Indonesia..!

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