Sentul Park in Blitar City, East Java Province
Most tourists recognize Blitar City as the hometown of the first president of Indonesia (Soekarno). No wonder, people may find related places and vacation spots that relate to him. Aside from that, the region is also known for several attractive parks where tourists can enjoy relaxation and recreation. Here is an example. The name is Sentul Park and it is located in Kepanjenkidul Sub-District. As the name suggests, the park resides in Sentul Village! The popularity is not even inferior to Kebun Rojo and Blitar Green Park! As for tourist activities, the locals and outsiders often come to the site to enjoy casual sports, hang out, and relaxation.
Both serenity and clean environment welcome tourists right away once they arrive in Sentul Park. The name sign is located on the roundabout garden and the color is red. No wonder, it is quite noticeable. The park is dominated by grassy landscapes and it features paved areas, as well. As for the flora, several medium and tall trees surround the site. Only several types of flowers are seen there, though. The good thing is the park comes with various facilities including a jogging track, swings, gazebos, kids’ playground, lightings, and much more! There is even a river nearby! One thing, tourists need to pay some fee in order to enter the park.
Exploring Sentul Park
It is said Sentul Park has a similar popularity to Blitar Green Park. No wonder, it has many visitors, especially in the morning and afternoon. Aside from the popularity, the high number of visitors depends on the strategic location! The park is located near to famous places like PIPP and Supriyadi Stadium, after all. Despite the minimalistic concept, it appears iconic and attractive to everyone. Here is the question. What can tourists do there?
Like other parks, Sentul Park is suitable for relaxation. Tourists can simply explore the site or sit on some spots while enjoying the nuance. The clean environment and soothing atmosphere would satisfy both mind and soul! Aside from relaxation, the park suits those who want to conduct jogging as well. The jogging track is available and it surrounds the park roundabout. The best times to enjoy jogging would be either in the morning or afternoon, without a doubt. It is because the ambiance feels better at those times.
The next allure that tourists can find in Sentul Park is the presence of star fruit plants that surround the area. Aside from these iconic local fruits, other types of plants and trees also grow there. No wonder, the atmosphere feels refreshing and comfortable. Another recommended thing to do in Sentul Park is to hang out with friends! The area is vast enough to accommodate lots of visitors, after all.
- Bung Karno Museum
- Bung Karno’s Grave
- Gong Perdamaian
How to Get There
The distance between Surabaya City (the capital of East Java Province) and Blitar City is 155 km. That means tourists may spend around 3 hours and 30 minutes in order to reach the destination. As for the best route, tourists must take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. After arriving at the destination, they must take Cakraningrat Street and head to Sentul Village at Kepanjenkidul Sub-District where the park is located. The distance is 2.4 km, so the trip would take only about 5 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Saptra Mandala Hotel
- Retno 1 Hotel