As one of the sub-districts of Pasuruan, East Java, Prigen is popular for its exotic spots. Located just 1,5 hours from Surabaya, as well as near Malang, Prigen is the best choice for a short road trip with your family. The area is also loved by local or international tourists because of the breezy and chilly weather. Plan your trip as we write down a simple guide below.
Places to Visit
1. Indonesia Safari Park II
Taman Safari Indonesia 2 is one of the largest safari parks in Asia, located on the slopes of Mount Arjuno, Prigen. It has the best variety of animal species and attractions in Indonesia, a swimming pool with a sophisticated water filter system, and an undamaged habitat and lush atmosphere. Taman Safari Indonesia is a tourist place that is environmentally friendly and oriented to wildlife habitat in the wild.
Location: Mount Arjuno, Prigen, Wonosari, Jawa Timur
2. Wonosari Agrotourism
Wonosari Agrotourism is one of the popular tourist attractions located on the slopes of Mount Arjuno which has an altitude of about 1,250 meters above sea level. The tea plantation covering an area of more than 1,000 hectares is divided into 3 parts, Kebun Wonosari, Kebun Raden Agung, and Kebun Gebug Lor. Here, you are not only served by the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the chill air, but also various facilities and exciting activities.
Location: Bodean Putuk, Singosari, Jawa Timur
3. Tretes Treetop Prigen
Tretes Treetop Prigen is an adventure park that offers exciting and challenging adventures. One of the favorite activities here is flying fox as the route is one of the longest in Asia, which is 1 km with a height of 10 meters.
Location: Jl. Raya Trawas, Sumber Wekas, Prigen, Jawa Timur
4. Putuk Truno Waterfall
Putuk Truni Waterfall offers an echanting beauty with its lush area and a waterfall with 45 meters height. Located at the foot of Mount Welirang and Mount Arjuno, you can also enjoy the cool and refereshing air here.
Location: Jl. Putuk Truno, Prigen, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur
5. Jawi Temple
Jawi temple is a syncretic Hindu-Buddhist candi dated from the late 13th century Singhasari kingdom. The temple is located on the eastern slope of Mount Welirang. The temple compound measured 40 x 60 square meters, enclosed within 2 meters high red brick wall. It is surrounded by a moat filled with flowering lotus plants. The temple measures 24.5 meters high with the base of the structure measured 14.2 x 9.5 meters. The structure is tall and slender with the tall receding towering roof crowned with the combination pinnacle of cube and stupa.
Location: Jl. Raya Candiwates, Jawi, Prigen, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur
6. Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque
Apart from being a place of worship, the Muhammad Cheng Hoo mosque is also used as a popular religious tourism object in East Java. As well as a place to stop after exploring the Prigen Safari Park. The main attraction of this mosque is of course the construction of the building which resembles a typical Chinese pagoda. This mosque is also 90 percent decorated with Chinese ornaments, red-painted walls, and Chinese-Arabic writing calligraphy.
Location: Jl. Raya Kasri No.18, Pandaan, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur
7. Mount Arjuno-Welirang
Mount Arjuno (sometimes spelled Mount Arjuna) is a cone (resting) volcano in East Java, Indonesia with an altitude of 3,339 m above sea level. The peak of Mount Arjuno is located on the same ridge as the peak of Mount Welirang, so it is often called Arjuno-Welirang. Apart from being a climbing destination, Arjuno-Welirang also offers various interesting tourist attractions. Among them are the Kakek Bodo waterfall, the Brantas River spring, the upper dipterocarp forest, the Montane forest, and the Ericaceous Forest or mountain forest.
Location: Jawa Timur
Where to Stay
1. Baobab Safari Resort
Baobab Safari Resort is an African resort in the area of Taman Safari Indonesia II, Prigen, Pasuruan. Located on slopes of Arjuna Mountain, you will discover the sensation of living in a hotel surrounded by African Savanna completed with the typical wildlife like, giraffe, rhino, zebra, wildebeest, and so on. Baobab Safari Resort has 148 fully-equipped rooms & 4-star facilities and services. The rooms also have a balcony so you can experience a closer view to the animals.
2. Kaliandra Resort & Organic Farm
On a 40-hectare estate on the wooded slopes of Mount Arjuna, this upscale spa hotel is 16 km from the 13th-century Jawi temple. Traditional Javanese-style rooms are equipped with furnished balconies. Elegant upgraded rooms have minibars and seating areas, while regal suites add antique furnishings. There are also basic dorms, plus 3- and 4-bedroom cottages with separate living rooms. Meals feature produce from an on-site organic farm and are served in multiple dining rooms. There’s a spa offering Javanese massages, plus a gym, an outdoor pool, and yoga.
3. Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort
Adjacent to the Splash Waterpark, this upscale golf resort is 9 km from both the Putuk Truno Prigen waterfall and Candi Jawi temple. The Taman Dayu experience combines tropical hospitality and international prestige in a setting of the strikingly beautiful scenery at the fresh, cool altitude of the slopes of Prigen, between elevations of 300 to 800 meters. The design of Taman Dayu centers around residence and recreation in a breathtaking natural environment. Emphasizes the high quality of life, a sense of security, good health, and a feeling of exclusivity.
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