Bung Karno Museum in Blitar City, East Java Province
When exploring Blitar City, tourists may find a famous vacation spot called Bung Karno Museum. As the name suggests, the museum stores the first presidents’ old belongings and other related objects that relate to him. The location is in Sananwetan Sub-District and it offers an interesting ambiance as well. It also resides near to famous spots like Kebon Rojo Park and Graha Putih Lawas. No wonder, everyone can find the site without hassles. As for tourist activities, people usually come to the museum for sightseeing and photography. Some of them also want to learn the history behind those objects, actually.
The nuance is considered merry and crowded due to the high number of visitors. Bung Karno Museum is quite popular, after all. Along the way to the main entrance of the museum, tourists may see lots reliefs of Bung Karno’s life from his childhood to adulthood. These were displayed on the wall of the building, actually. For the information, that area connects the museum and library. Even a beautiful pond resides in the midst of it. No wonder, the ambiance feels soother on that site.
Exploring Bung Karno Museum
Before exploring the museum, tourists usually gather information regarding the history of the site. In this case, they can take advantage of the help of a local guide. It is said the location was once Bung Karno’s childhood residence. He even was buried in that area. No wonder, the museum is located near to his grave! The tomb also becomes another attractive allure for tourists, somehow. As for the house, the local government turned it into a museum. The good thing is everyone is allowed to visit it and take photos during the exploration.
The next allure in Bung Karno Museum is related to the architecture. At a glance, it looks modern and neat. However, the fact is the building features Pendopo and other related characters of “Rumah Joglo”. This excellent architecture indeed motivates tourists to take photos of the site! They simply get around the museum and collect photos of all parts of the building. Even the pond becomes a good background for selfies!
So, what is inside? The museum indeed stores Bung Karno’s heritages and legacies including photos, used items, historical briefcase, paintings, etc. A mysterious painting even resides in the museum. People say the museum has the heartbeats! It is said Lembu Suro (a mystical being of Kelud Mountain) lives in the painting. Not all tourists believe in it, though.
- Bung Karno’s Grave
- Sumber Udel Waterpark
How to Get There
Due to a strategic location, everyone can reach the Bung Karno Museum easily. However, they should reach Blitar City first. From Surabaya City, in this case, it takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to the destination. The distance is 155 km, after all. After arriving at Blitar City, tourists only need to take Kalibrantas Street and head to the museum right away. The distance is 2.6 km, so the trip would take around 6 minutes only.
Where to Stay
- Saptra Mandala Hotel
- Retro 1 Inn
- Maerokoco Hotel
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