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The Surabaya-Madura National Bridge, shortened to Suramadu Bridge, is Indonesia's longest bridge, which stretches 5,438 meters across Sunda Strait and connects the island of Java and Madura. (Shutterstock/File)
Traveling is not complete without taking pictures to remember the trip by.
Surabaya in East Java boasts several photogenic spots to take shots during your travels. Here is a list of places to look out for in Surabaya, as compiled by Antara news agency.
Wonorejo Mangrove Forest
Wonorejo Mangrove Forest has its own charm, with a wooden bridge serving as the path to explore the ecotourism site. The path stretches across the forest's 200 hectares.
Several sections of the forest have waters on which you can take a boat. There is also a pendopo, a Javanese style pavilion, at the end of the path, where visitors can rest.
In addition, visitors can also catch a glimpse of endemic species of animals around the forest.
Ria Kenjeran Lama Beach
Ria Kenjeran Lama Beach is more than just sand and sea, as the area also has a 20-meter-tall statue of goddess Guan Yin and a dragon.
The unique design can serve as an interesting element for a photo.
Surabaya-Madura (Suramadu) National Bridge
The Surabaya-Madura National Bridge, often shortened to Suramadu Bridge, is Indonesia's longest bridge, which stretches 5,438 meters across the Sunda Strait and connects the island of Java and Madura.
At night, the bridge boasts colorful lights, while traveling across the bridge during the day presents sweeping views of the ocean.
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Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument
The Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument, locally referred to as Monjaya, is a statue of an Indonesian Navy officer in ceremonial dress, a symbol of Indonesia's maritime history.
The iconic statue stands tall and is surrounded by the ocean.
Kota Tua (Old Town)
Surabaya's history stems from Kota Tua, or Old Town, which is a symbol of the city's prosperous past.
Many of the old buildings still stand, some of which have retained their European-influenced architecture. Several of the historic buildings include Bank Indonesia, Cafe Batavia and the museum. Visitors to the area can also hire a horse-drawn carriage for a ride around the complex vicinity.
Keputih Bamboo Forest
Keputih Bamboo Forest presents a unique natural setting for interesting photos.
Located next to Keputih Terminal, the bamboo forest is also situated near Sakura Park.
Surabaya North Quay
Surabaya North Quay can serve as the last stop on your trip. Located at Tanjung Perak Port, the skyscraper rooftop deck offers sweeping views of the ocean.
Be sure to make your way to the deck in the afternoon, and walk up to the second or third floor to enjoy panoramic views at sunset. (liz/kes)