Batu is a cool city near Malang, East Java, that has many charms and make everyone who visit there want to come back again. There are many places in Batu that attract the visitors and it became hits especially among youngster. Here are 10 most popular tourist attractions in Batu city that you need to visit:
1. Batu Night Spectacular
Talking about Batu is not complete without mentioning Batu Night Spectacular, as people often called it BNS. Just like its name, Batu Night Spectacular is a spectacular amusement park that will liven up your night. And just like the name again, this place is open at night; precisely from evening at 3 pm until 11 pm everyday. There are various rides that you can try, such as merry-go-round, drag race, mouse coaster, haunted house, and many others.
2. Museum Angkut
If you want to see the collection of various vehicles from generation to generation, you can visit Museum Angkut in Batu. In this museum you will any kind of transportation, even the vehicles that use animals as their engine. Museum Angkut is the first transportation and vehicle museum in Southeas Asia, and it’s open from 12 pm until 20 pm everyday. To enter this museum, you need to pay IDR 70.000 at weekdays and IDR 100.000 at the weekend.
3. Jatim Park
Jatim Park is abbreviation of Jawa Timur (East Java) Park, as it become one of iconic places in Batu. You must know that there are three branches of Jatim Park; Jatim Park 1, Jatim Park 2, and Jatim Park 3. Jatim Park 1 is famous for its water rides, Jatim 2 for its natural tourism, and Jatim 3 for its dinosaurs concept. All the Jatim Parks are fun and pleasant places for you to visit with your family or friends.
4. Batu Secret Zoo
Near Jatim Park 2, there is a zoo with modern concept called Batu Secret Zoo that will be loved by the children. Batu Secret Zoo fit for educational tour as well as getting know various animals from many places, whether domestic animal or foreign animal. This zoo is open everyday from 10 am until 6 pm, and you need to pay IDR 84.000 at weekdays or IDR 120.000 at the weekend.
5. Eco Green Park
Another natural tourism that you can visit in Batu is Eco Green Park that combined the beautiful scenery and variety of animals. Not only sightseeing, you can also interact with the animals directly; for example milking the cows. Eco Green Park is located at Oro-Oro Ombo Street number 99A, and open everyday from 9 am until 5 pm. As the entry ticket, you need to pay IDR 55.000 for weekdays and IDR 75.000 for the weekend.
6. Batu Town Square
The next one of 10 most popular tourist attractions in Batu city is Batu Town Square, or in Bahasa better known by Alun-Alun Batu. In Batu Town Square, you will find mini playground, ferris wheel, strawberry-shaped information center, apple-shaped toilet, and many more. You can also find various kind of culinary that are typical food from Batu. Just like BNS, Batu Town Square is also more lively at the night; especially for the youngster.
7. Selecta Park
Located at Tulungrejo, Bumiaji, Selecta Park is one of hits place that you can’t miss when visit Batu. This tourist attraction is famous for its beautiful flower park, as you can enjoy it with special experience. There is a ride that will bring you go around this Selecta Park, so you can see and enjoy the flowers along with other plants. Selecta Park is open from 6 am until 5 pm, and you need to pay IDR 25.000 as the entry ticket.
8. Museum d’Topeng Kingdom
Other museum that you must visit as popular tourist attraction in Batu is Museum d’Topeng Kingdom. Just like the name, topeng (in English is mask), this museum has various kind of masks as cultural tradition. You can find historical masks, prehistoric masks, antique masks, and other mask in this Museum d’Topeng Kingdom. This museum is open from 12 pm until 8 pm, and you need to pay around IDR 50.000 – 75.000 as the ticket entry.
9. Omah Kayu
If you look for an instagramable place for hunting beautiful photos in Batu, you must come to Omah Kayu. Omah Kayu is an exotic tree house on the hills, precisely located at Gunungsari, Bumiaji. From Omah Kayu, you can see the beautiful view below; also take instagramable photos, of course! Omah Kayu is open from 9 am until 5 pm, and you just need to pay IDR 5.000 for entering there.
10. Pujon Kidul
The last one of 10 most popular tourist attractions in Batu city is Pujon Kidul, a village with breath-taking view and calming sensation. In Pujon Kidul, there are many cafés near rice fields that will make you enjoy the view at the fullest. As the entry ticket, you just need to pay IDR 5.000 for car or IDR 2.000 if you’re going by motorcycle.
Those are 10 most popular attractions in Batu city that you must to visit. Hope this information is helpful for you!