Batu Tourism Travel Guide and Tourist Information.
Batu city is located in 800 meters above sea level, with cold temperature 17º-25,6º of Celsius. Batu city is an area in East Java that surrounded by mountains. Geographically, Batu is tropic area. The potencies of this area are coming from the agro product properties, fruits, vegetables, mountain panorama and the hills. When the visitors enter to Batu city, the fresh mountain air has welcomed us.
Batu has explored its effort to show its tourism nature potency. The alternative that had done is warm pool Cangar, have corrected and renovated. Meanwhile, the other places as the alternative of new tourism also start to pop out, they are; Jatim Park, Selecta, Songgoriti, Agro tourism, Coban Rondo waterfall, Mount Panderman, Mount Arjuno, Mount Welirang, Mount Ukir, Mount Banyak.
Batu City is the main tourism object for domestic and foreign tourists. There are many tourism objects in Batu that become the dream object for those visitors, especially its mountain tour. To support those tourism objects, Batu has facilitated with hotels, inns, villas and the other lodges, which has mountain nuance. Beside that, Batu city also called as “Batu City A Millions Beauty”.
Beside as tourism city, Batu City has many kinds of art culture, both art and tradisional culture, such as; Kuda Lumping (Horse Dance), Campursari (Javanese Music), etc. Batu is also known as agro city area and artist city, because it has many art and painting galleries and also produces apples, vegetables, and garlic.
Geographically, Batu City is one part of East Java area. Located in :
- 7,44º 55,11' s/d 8,26º 35,45' South Latitudes
- 122,17º 10,90' s/d 122,57º 00,00' East Longitudes.
The bordered of Batu Regency by :
South Side : Dau district and Wagir district
West Side : Pujon district
East Side : Karang ploso district and Dau district
North Side : Mojokerto regency and Prigen district
Batu city is one part of the East Java Province, with area 202,800 km2 or equal to 20,280 ha width. The situation of topography in Batu city has two different characteristics, that is north and west side is hilly and surging height area, while east area and south area that is relatively flat though at 700 m height from sea level.
Batu city, which located on hillside of mount Panderman with 700 to 1100 meters height above sea level, based on the old fellow stories, document and also had traced about the existence, now have not known yet about his certainty time about the name of “B A T U" start called as named the health resort area. From some prominent local publics of course have ever told that the naming of Batu was come from name of a follower Moslem scholar Prince Diponegoro which so called Abu Ghonaim or conceived of Kyai Gubug Angin, that later on chummy local public had call him with “Mbah Wastu”. From the habit of Java culture that is often to cut short and take a short cut about the naming of someone name who felt too length, finally by the degrees of Mbah Wastu is called Mbah Tu to become mBatu or Batu as a mention that being applied for the ‘Cold City’ in East Java.
Batu tourism travel guide and tourist information popular destination :
Agro Kusuma tourism is located in Ngaglik village, Batu Regency. One stop shooping service has implemented in Agro Kusuma Tourism. The unforgettable experience can found here after visiting apple plantation, flower, coffee, strawberry, and hydroponics vegetables (non- insecticide). Agro tourism, which has supported by fancy hotels, lies in 17-acre plantation. This tourism object allows the visitors to pluck apple directly from tree. We just meet this interesting activity in Agro Kusuma tourism. You can pick the apples and oranges in the plantation area and tasted them. Feel the fresh and health fruit from its tree.
You may see the process of drying the coffee, or buy vegetables, which can cook soon. Since the plantation is wide, it can use for jogging, bicycling, playground and riding a horse. Besides, it has a mini zoo, camping ground, and swimming pool. Do not forget, before leaving Kusuma Agro Batu, you can buy souvenirs of its products, including; jenang, apple vinegar, and orange. We also able to enjoy various food products of Batu city, such as; apples, jamb, brem apple and strawberry.
Agro Kusuma tourism is facilitated with mini zoo, green house, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, warm swimming pool, badminton hall, tennis court, volley field, etc.
Jatim Park (Jawa Timur Park).
Jatim Park is located in Jl. Kartika 2, Batu, offers recreation tourism of new entertainment amusement for all level. It begins from children, finite adolescent until grandmother and grandfather. Of course, this tourism object has drawn up as family tour area in East Java. To get to the location, is not too difficult, because, the object only 2, 5 kilos meters from Batu city. This tourism object is about 22 hectares width with 850 meters height to sea level, save the multifarious knowledge, and recreation area with various supporting facilities for having relax.
Jatim Park may have said as the different tourism object in East Java province, besides offering a recreation place and study center, we will get many kind new knowledge. Jatim Park has at least 36 kinds of facilities which able to be enjoyed visitor. Before enjoy all supporting facilities for recreation area, the visitors will find an interesting view of ‘Galeri Nusantara’. Then stepped into ‘Taman Sejarah’, which contained of miniature temple in East Java like Sumberawan temple (Singosari- Malang regency), customhouse of Kiai Hasan Besari Ponorogo and Sumberawan Statue.
The other facility which able to be enjoyed is ‘Agro Park’ presenting crop and rareness fruits, animal diorama, which consists of unique animals that have been conserved, supporting games (bowling, throw ball, scooter disco), Ken Dedes and Ken Arok food centre, etc.
Jatim Park is suitable for family recreation. The recreation area sites here offer unforgettable tour and can used as alternative media of study for your children.
Selecta is one of interesting tourism object in Batu Regency that crowded by many visitors especially for local people. Located in Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district, about 13 km from the city. Selecta is tourism object that offering the ruthless of air with about 20ha width. This place has swimming pool facility, flowerbed, hotel, restaurant, and playground.
Selecta built in 1928 by a Dutch named Reyter Dewild. It resides in dale with height of 1100 m dpl. The temperature is 17 C. In this tourism area, there is Bima Sakti Hotel, which has healthy center and resort of the first Indonesia President Soekarno and Moh. Hatta that used to applied the country conception.
Selecta has various supporting facilities of tourism object, for example swimming pool, restaurants, wide parking area, security, fruits market, Musholla, tennis court, playground, etc. From those points, Selecta has become favorite recreation place for family recreation, picnic activity, refreshing, etc. This area always visited by a lot of tourist to enjoy their holiday and do many recreation activities, such as; swimming, walking around, etc.
Songgoriti is located in Songgokerto village, Batu district, under the hillside of Mount Panderman and has a hot spring pool. There is temple Songgoriti and Ganesha Statue as the empire omission of Singosari and Dutch era. Songgoriti Temple is located in a dale dissociating between mountainsides of Arjuna with mountainside of Kawi. This temple has built with a hot spring, which had believed able to heal various diseases. Seen from its simple architecture style, this temple classified as eldest temple in Central Java and the decoration described Central Java manner.
Songgoriti tourism object is surrounded by nature scenery, so that it has fresh and cool air. This object is very interesting for anyone who wants to walk around for having relaxed or feel the real nature nuance.
Located in about 2 km west of Batu town centre, this is probably the single most attractive village in the area and a day or half day spent just wandering here will be time well spent. There are some nice hot springs to relieve tired legs and a notable Hindu temple dating from the Majapahit period in the 15th century name it Supo Temple. This old temple is located in Songgoriti tourism area and often visited by many tourists. Supo Temple is a heritage temple of mojopahit and believed by society around as place to wash heirloom thousands years ago.
Mount Banyak is located in Songgokerto village, Batu district. Mount Banyak also has beautiful natural scenery. This mount is tourism object that being applied for unique sport called ‘Paralayang’ or ‘Gantole’ and down hill sport. Paralayang sport is free flying sport just like a bird. It is free natural sport. This sport is only done on hill and mountain. The athletes have to used wind to fly and enjoy the free air. The ordinary performed event or paralayang champion both international and national storey is often held in Mount Banyak.
Mount Banyak is facilitated with resting place and Paralayang bases. You will enjoy the beautiful nature scenery in Mount Banyak and also meet with some Paralayang athletes. If you interesting to try this sport, the guide will accompany you and feel the nature adventure here.
Coban Talun Waterfall.
Coban Talun Waterfall tourism is located in Junggo sub-village, Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. The waterfall is lying between the big stones. The big rock of white stone have predominate the contents of river. In the waterfall base there is superficial pool water what overflows pool.
Coban Talun waterfall is surrounded by forest and cool mountain. Because of the natural beauty, this area often used as camping ground area. This camping ground is located in one area with Coban Talun waterfall. The natural and cold area, make many visitors, either from education world and public, interesting to visit this camping. But the visitors should have fit stamina to reach the location, because the path is sloping way.
Batu Plantation at Punten Village.
Batu city is cold and comfortable city, which has many Punten orchids farmers. It is located in Punten village, Bumiaji district. For stock needed of orchids, Punten has a lot of stock for out Batu area market, including Malang and the other area.
Beside orchid flowers, Punten village also produces accessories flowers that often distribute to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang and even abroad. The other village that produces accessories flowers is Bulukerto village, Bumiaji district.
Beside known as apple producer, Batu city is also famous with accessories flowers. If we go tour to Batu city, we can get many collections of flowers. It is very attractive for the collector of flowers and orchid.
Art and Craft in Batu Regency.
Beside Plantation, Waterfall, Agro Tourism, Batu also has Art and Craft industri, here below some Art and Craft that located in Batu Regency :
It is located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district. This statue handicraft industry has business relationship with Japan. It also has exported to many countries in the world and local area, such as; Malang, Surabaya, etc. This statue handicraft has different price, depend on its form and size.
Beside known as Apple city, Batu city is also famous with its furniture. Antique furniture industry is located in Pandanrejo village, Bumiaji district. That furniture often sends to Bali, Malang and even Malaysia. In Bali, this furniture is used for traditional ceremony.
Iron Handicraft (Gong And Agriculture Tools).
Iron handicraft industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district. The famous iron handicrafts made by Batu are gong (one of Javanese music instrument) handicraft and agriculture tools. Although used manual tools, this industry able to produce 25 – 30 spades each days. Beside that, this handicraft industry able to compete in international market and often gets some orders from Netherland, German and Australia.
Cobek is a small earthen bowl cup, which usually used for crush some ingredients. This industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district, Batu. The prices usually depend on the form and sizes. It common sends to Jember, Lumajang, Bondowoso, Banyuwangi and also the other area out to Java. The main material took from Blitar and Gunung Ngantang.
Wooden Handicraft (Househoold).
The other handicraft in Batu city is wooden handicraft of households, including rice scup, spatula, etc. It is located in Junrejo and Beji village, Junrejo district. There are many handcrafter here who able to produce about 2000 product.
Wijaya Wood Handicraft.
This wooden handicraft home industry is located in Mojorejo village, Junrejo district. This wooden handicraft is made of Wijaya wood and has exported to some countries, including; Japan and Korea.
The products including; children miniature, school equipment for kindergarten, etc. The local buyers are also often order this wooden handicraft as their design.
Beside as tourism city, Batu is also known as home industry city. It is located in Beji village, Junrejo district. There are various handicrafts that usually sold as souvenirs. Beji village able to produced 25 kinds of handicrafts.
Plastic Handicraft Industry.
This plastic home industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district, Batu. There are many employers here and most of them are the members of society around. This industry is able to produce 2000 plastic bag each day. Bag plastic is handicraft product that always needed by people. These products even send to other countries.
Stove handicraft is one of handicraft products of home industry that located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district, Batu city. Stove is useful household that often ordered by many customers. This stove handmade has distributed to many cities in Indonesia, including; Medan, Maumere and Lampung.
Today, Brass handicraft is the rareness product in our society. But Batu city still has brass craftsmen and produce brass product as consumers needs. This home industry is located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district. The producer is able to supply brass handicraft based on the consumer’s order. This brass handicraft is delivery product and the consumers can order any design as they want.
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