Probolinggo

Probolinggo is a city on the north coast of East Java, Indonesia, a 1.5 km walk south of the port. Its harbour, on the Java Sea, is used heavily by brightly coloured fishing vessels. There are no taxis here, but plenty of Becak/Pedicap to reach the city centre.

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Why visit Probolinggo ?


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Probolinggo is one of area of East Java, which consists of Javanese, Maduranese, Pendalungan (descents of Java and Maduranese) and Tenggerese who still keep a strong hold of their tradition and customs after so many centuries.

It is famous for its excellent mangoes, and the area grows rice, corn, sugar, rubber and coffee.

Probolinggo City, East Java, Indonesia has some nice tourist spots, such as Red Church, Museum of Probolinggo, Gotong Royong Traditional Market, Tri Dharma Temple, Batik Centre, Java Ceramic, and a Traditional Fish Market. To reach these places, you can use a Becak/Pedicap.

There are some unique attractions such as Angklung which has an instrument performance by local elementary students, called Mater Dei Elementary School. It is a wonderful performance.

When in port, engage a jeep or private minibus to take you 45 km and 90 minutes drive to Mt. Bromo in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, perhaps the most famous volcano in Indonesia. The best time to view Bromo is at sunrise, but at any time the landscape is so dramatic it is a "must-see". While in the park visit the Madakaripura Waterfall.

Walk around Probolinggo town and observe the lifestyles of a few of the 136 million people living on the island of Java, the most populous large island in the world.

Jabung Temple lies 26 km east of Probolinggo. This is an interesting red brick Buddhist funerary shrine completed in 1354.

Probolinggo is also well known as a centre of the handicraft industry producing items in various ways and colours. All products are handmade by the Probolinggos craftsman. The products contain bamboo handicrafts, ceramics, garments, home decoration, bags, and many other such items.

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