Kampung Coklat in Blitar City, East Java Province
Who doesn’t like chocolates? This sweet snack indeed becomes everyone’s favorite. The good news is Blitar City offers a unique place where tourists can buy and taste chocolate directly. Not to mention they are able to witness the production process during the visit. The name is Kampung Coklat or Chocolate Village. The location is in Plosorejo Village and it belongs to Kademangan Sub-District. The site becomes a new tourist allure in Blitar and it suits those who are looking for souvenirs before going back home. So, what can tourists find there?
For the information, Kampung Coklat resides on a chocolate plantation, having the total area of 750 meters per square. The nuance is unique and it comes with several benches, located under the chocolate trees. That means tourists can sit and relax while enjoying the plantation panorama during the visit. Plus, they are able to witness the cultivating and harvesting process directly. This gives them an opportunity to enjoy photography, too! The next noticeable thing is definitely the presence of some mini cafes and kiosks that sell both chocolate products and drinks. As for the crowd, it is considered high, especially during holidays and weekends.
Exploring Kampung Coklat
The first reason for visiting Chocolate Village is indeed to enjoy a distinct nuance. Tourists take advantage of the chocolate plantation for relaxation, somehow. They won’t find this ambiance in other places, after all. Due to the uniqueness, tourists also take advantage of it for photography. They take photos of the chocolate trees, farmers, and other objects there. A simple exploration is possible due to the vast size of the plantation. During the exploration, everyone is allowed to approach farmers and get further information about the site too!
The next thing that tourists can do in Kampung Coklat is to watch the cultivation process directly. The local farmers perform it in a professional manner. However, it is recommended to visit the plantation only during the plant nursery. The farmers don’t do it every day, after all. Another good time to visit Kampung Coklat is during harvesting season! Aside from this activity, tourists can also join a cooking class! Professional cooks would teach them how to prepare and cook chocolates into several products.
Another reason for visiting Kampung Coklat is none other than to buy the products. Numerous types of snacks and drinks are available there. These include a hot chocolate drink, chocolate rice, ice creams, chocolate noodles, and much more! Not to mention their price is quite affordable. The most famous snack perhaps is chocolate chips that come with various flavors!
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- Sumber Mbelik Minggirsari
- Sonkoi Farm
How to Get There
The distance between Surabaya City and Blitar City is 155 km. That means the trip would take around 3 hours and 30 minutes and tourists can take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway in order to get there fast. After arriving at Blitar, their next destination is Plosorejo Village where Kampung Coklat resides. The distance is 10 km, so the trip would take only 18 minutes. As for the best route, it is definitely Nasional III and Banteng Blorok Street.
Where to Stay
- Maerokoco Hotel
- Gita Puri Hotel
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