Monday, November 10, 2008

East Java

East Java is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the Java Island and also includes Madura Island and Bawean Islands. The capital city of East Java is Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia and a major industrial center and port.

The main religion used to be Hinduism and Buddhism. With the arrival of Islam, Hinduism was gradually pushed out in the 14th and 15th century. The last nobles and remainders of the fallen empire of Majapahit fled from this point to Bali.

Nevertheless, pockets of Hinduism have survived and abangan, the syncretic religion of Islam, Hinduism and Animism, remains strong. See Hinduism in Java for more information.

The most famous local and foreign tourists destinations is Batu Town, which is known by its green aple. The beatiful view of gardens and mountain is one of many reason why the tourists come there.

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