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4 Mandatory Destinations When Vacationing in Malang

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Poor surrounded by mountains which provide a cool atmosphere. This city is one of the popular tourist destinations for those of us who want to refresh and unwind for a moment from the bustle of the capital city.

During the pandemic, Malang experienced a significant decrease in the number of tourists. In 2020, there were only 698,396 tourists.

When compared to normal conditions before the pandemic, the number of tourists in Malang can reach around five million tourists per year. However, as the number of COVID-19 cases declines, the tourism sector is predicted to gradually recover in the coming year.

If you are planning your next vacation to Malang, here are four must-visit places to make your trip even more memorable:

Malang City Square (Photo: Muhammad Aminudin/detikcom)

1. Malang Square

Referred to as a landmark of Malang City, this square is the right location to start your tour. Without the need to pay an entrance ticket, visitors can have a picnic under the shade of a tree with family and relatives and enjoy supporting facilities such as Wi-Fi and a mini gazebo while eating snacks and taking pictures.

Heritage woodwork is openKayutangan Heritage (Photo: Muhammad Aminudin/detikcom)

2. Handwood

Designated as a cultural heritage area, Kayutangan is known for its ancient landmarks and buildings that are still preserved, such as the clock monument at the Celaket T-junction and the old building of the Malang City PLN Office.

In addition, you can visit the legendary ice cream shop, Toko Oen, which is also often visited by foreign tourists.

mazeLabyrinth in Coban Rondo (Photo: Arief Kas/d’Traveler)

3. Coban Rondo Waterfall

About 30 km from the city center of Malang, tourists can also enjoy the natural beauty of Coban Rondo Waterfall.

Located in Pujon District which is close to Batu City, this fountain has a height of 84 meters with its springs located at the foot of the slopes of Mount Kawi. Here, tourists can take pictures, camping, even fun tubing.

Jatim Park (JTP) 2 or Batu Secret Zoo starts its trial opening today.  The first opening during the pandemic lasted until 16.30 WIB.Jatim Park (JTP) 2 or Batu Secret Zoo (Photo: Muhammad Aminudin/detikcom)

4. Stone Secret Zoo

With an area of ​​about 14 hectares, Batu Secret Zoo is a modern tourist and animal conservation place located in Batu City.

By paying an entrance ticket of IDR 150,000 per person, tourists can visit Batu Secret Zoo, Animal Museum, and Eco Green Park. In addition, there are also waterparks, baby zoos, nocturnal houses, and others.

After a day of sightseeing, of course we need a comfortable resting place. Located in the center of Malang, precisely on Jalan Merdeka Selatan, Bobobox Malang, which was just inaugurated last January, is the right choice as a place to stay.

The hotel has a capacity of 64 pods with 14 single pods and 50 double pods. This capsule hotel, which is equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) technology, is the 16th branch since Bobobox launched its first hotel in 2018.

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