Jalan Ijen in Malang

Jalan Ijen in Malang

If you have a plan to visit Malang, Jalan Ijen or Ijen street in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, is a long and beautiful street. Visiting Malang town will not be completed without take your time to enjoy the beauty of this street. Along “Jalan Ijen” or Ijen street, there are many historical houses with beautiful large gardens built by Netherlands citizens back decades ago. These houses interior and exterior design were inspired by Dutch influence and occupied by the Dutch during the colonial era. Domestic tourists come to this street to enjoy the breezy wind and nice weather in Malang while taking pictures with their friends and family. Other tourists come from around the world to take some precious photos of the street.

 

“Jalan Ijen” means Ijen Street in Bahasa Indonesia. Ijen is the a name of a mountain located in East Java. You can see there are 2 ways street that are separated by a long beautiful park. Outstanding views that you can enjoy are the bougainvillea that is very popular. Many tourists will love to have a chance to take memorable pictures and enjoy some time. Carnation flowers are also the stunning views that you will not miss. The streets are lined with palm trees. It will remind France people to their home since the view is nearly similar to scenery in South France.

 

Tour guide, tour leader, or locals will highlight the old-fashioned Dutch home design styles and buildings in Malang, especially these beautiful houses located in the well preserved Ijen Street. Some buildings are still entitled in Dutch name. One of the most popular buildings there is “St.Maria dari Gunung Karmel” (St. Maria from Karmel Mountain). It is a beautiful historical catholic church. Local citizens have been using this place for worshiping and other religious events. The government had obligated locals to keep the image of Dutch architecture influences of old buildings. The owners of the houses must get the permit from the government to makeover or renovate their houses.

 

There is a wide path for pedestrian. You could take a walk while enjoying the place or take pedicab, that would cost you around 10.000 – 30.000 rupiahs per ride.

 

 

Old Time Malang Festive in Jalan Ijen

 

This place is also popular as the place where Old Time Malang Festive held. The event is named as Festival Malang Kembali. This annual festival is held in May for a few days. You will see totally different faces of Ijen Street. The event makes it changed to colonial times. The street is blocked so that all pedestrians can come in and enjoy the events. There are traditional foods, attractions, culture show cases, and many more. The old-fashioned Dutch buildings and houses are good background of this festival. It is recommended to come to this street around May so you can participate in this event.

18.1.2014 | Rekisan | Cities |
Jalan Ijen in Malang
Jalan Ijen in Malang
Jalan Ijen in Malang
Jalan Ijen in Malang
St. Maria from Karmel Mountain Church
Jalan Ijen in Malang
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