Balekambang Beach is also called “Tanah Lot in East Java” because it has a landscape and topography that looks like the Tanah Lot Beach in Bali.
Route to Balekambang
Balekambang Beach is located in Sumber Jambe Hamlet, Srigonco Village, Bantur District, Malang Regency. This beach is located approximately 60 kilometers south of the town of Malang. The road to the beach is pretty good for access. You have to be careful, however, because there are a few extreme inclines and turns.
Balekambang has a wonderful panorama. Here you can enjoy waves that are almost two kilometers long, which is quite astonishing.
Balekambang has 3 Islands Arround.
The beach is surrounded by three islands, namely Ismoyo Island, Anoman Island, and Wisanggeni Island.
Pura Amarta Jati
There is the Amarta Jati Temple which is on top of Ismoyo Island. The temple which is 70 meters from the shoreline is also the main attraction on Balekambang Beach. Those of you who want to visit this temple can use the bridge.
Various Places of Worship
There are various Hindu religious ceremonies every year. The celebration at Nyepi is located in the Temple of Amarta Jati on the island of Ismoyo. In the month of Suro, Balekambang is crowded with “Sorohan Ceremony” and “Jalanidha Puja Ceremony.” So if you’re lucky, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Balekambang and see religious rituals.
But not only for Hinduism but also for those from Islam who have their own agenda, many people call it ‘religious tourism.’ Every 1st of Sya’ban (Islamic calendar), several groups of Muslims flocked to the tomb of Syaikh Abdul Jalil, a man who opened Balekambang Beach.
In addition to easy accommodation, there are a number of balekambang facilities that you can use. There are bathrooms or even hotels for overnight stays. There is a Bamboo Inn with 8 rooms for lodging. The hotel costs around IDR150,000 per day. Then there’s Wibisana Hotel, which has 10 rooms with IDR250,000 per day.