"BLITAR Nurses-home Of Kediri & Malang" Blitar by RoyJava

Blitar Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 188 photos

Sukarno City - Blitar City

Blitar is a typical little Javanese town,
about 80 km East from Malang,
surrounded by lots of padi fields and,
most well-known as the Sukarno-Blitar city (passed away at June 21, 1970).

Blitar is the place where the first president of Indonesia, named Sukarno (Bung Karno), is buried. Just outside the Makam Bung Karno (name of Sukarno's grave) it can be very crowded with many visitors, becaks, buses, souvenir shops, and people who try to sell Sukarno memorabilia.

Inside the Makam Bung Karno there is always a serene sphere, quiet, subdued, and peaceful. People pray, chant, meditate, and sit together ...

The kind of respect and kind thoughtfulness got as legendary as the President himself and the mausoleum clearly is a place of pilgrimage for many worshippers ... It is surrounded by many myths and legends (which I love!)
thanks for visiting

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice small-town, great legendary area, first indonesia-president rest-place
  • Cons:could be misunderstanding - better myths-understanding
  • In a nutshell:East-Java Pilgrimage - Worth A While
  • Last visit to Blitar: Dec 1999
  • Intro Updated Jun 15, 2008
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  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 5:30 AM

    mas roy :) matur nuwun!!! i like this blitar page >> my last visit .... when i was 14 years old with my parents!!!

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 9:54 PM

    Nope , I'll pass for the cowskin next time. I ate it ones by accident , a little piece. Great informative page... :-)

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