Kampung 3D Bongares in Blitar City, East Java Province
Not many tourists expect that Blitar City also has a unique vacation spot like Kampung 3D Bongares. As the name suggests, this village features attractive 3D wall paintings and become the best destination for photography. The location is in Kepanjen Lor Village and it belongs to Kepanjenkidul Sub-District. To be exact, tourists only need to reach Jendral Sudirman Street to get to the site. The local artists decided to paint murals on their village for luring tourists and outsiders! It is as beautiful as that of Semarang’s Desa Bewarna and Malang’s Kampung Jodhipan indeed.
The nuance is both attractive and peaceful. Not to mention villagers are quite friendly. However, it takes some stamina to explore all parts of the village. The murals are scattered in different parts of the site, after all. These include the alleys and houses’ walls. The next noticeable feature is the presence of potted plants that beauty the sides of the alleys. No wonder, the atmosphere feels comfortable and beautiful there. At night, the nuance even gets better due to the presence of colorful lightings that surround the alley.
Exploring Kampung 3D Bongares
The real fun begins once tourists enter the village. They need to pass through narrow alleys in order to see beautiful murals. 3D paintings look amazing and they are available in almost all surfaces of local houses. In the entrance of the alley, for example, tourists may see the stunning waterfall painting. Getting deeper to the village, they would find various beautiful murals as well. Aside from the walls, the locals even painted the alleyway with a river stream painting! As if, tourists are walking on a river!
Unlike regular paintings, the village features 3D paintings. No wonder, those look alive and more attractive. This explains why visitors are likely to conduct photography aside from sightseeing while exploring the location. Due to the small size, the village is able to accommodate lots of tourists! Have no worries. Kampung 3D Bongares is considered a new vacation spot, so the atmosphere is still peaceful enough.
For the information, the locals get the paints both from the local funds as well as the government’s donation. Unlike others, tourists don’t need to pay an entrance fee to explore the village! This free access indeed satisfies everyone! As for the tip, it is recommended to carry a camera or smartphone. No one should miss the chance to take selfies in that area or conduct photography during the visit.
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How to Get There
Before reaching Kampung 3D Bongares at Kepanjen Lor Village, tourists should get to Blitar City first. If they come from Surabaya City, the trip would take around 3 hours and 30 minutes. The distance is 155 km, after all. As for the best route, it is none other than Surabaya – Mojokerto Street. Once arriving at Blitar City, tourists only need to Anjasmoro Street and head to the final destination right away. The distance is 1.6 km, so the trip may take only about 5 minutes. The best route to take is Anjasmoro Street, actually.
Where to Stay
- Patria Plaza Hotel
- Grand Mansion Hotel