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Banten Tourism

Situated on the westernmost tip of Java, Banten is a highly diverse province characterised by many ethnic groups and languages and is a melting pot of Indonesian culture. A hotspot for Sundanese culture and Bantanese cuisine, and a smorgasbord of other traditions, Banten is easily accessible from the capital, Jakarta. Banten's culture and tradition is still visibly distinct from the rest of the Javanese cities and as they underwent rapid development, Banten retained its individuality as a province.

Located in West Java, Banten’s capital city is Serang and the province is dotted with beautiful secluded beaches and scenic coastline. A proliferation of beaches has also seen Banten become a hotbed for watersport and adventure sports. Used as an important trading port between Jakarta and Sumatra, Banten has seen rapid development and is quickly becoming one of Indonesia's most important regions.

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Places to Visit in Banten

Banten offers a range of sites for tourists to explore - pristine beaches across the coastal province, archaic architectural infrastructure from museums to mosques, beach resorts along with water adventure, the wilderness of national parks and island leisure.

Banten ensures that nobody is left out - if you are not an adrenaline junkie explore the ruins of age-old monuments, for relaxation and leisure stay at the islands away from the hustle. Some of these places that one needs to add to their itinerary are:

  • Beaches: Sawarna Beach (surfing), Anyer Beach (aquatic sports), Carita Beach (beach resorts), Karang Bolong Beach, Tanjung Lesung
  • Parks: Ujon Kulong National Park, Scientia Square Park, Koja Cliff Park, Halimun Salak Mountain Park
  • Amusement Parks: Ocean Park BSD Serpong, Citra Raya World of Wonders Theme Park, Situ Gintung Tourism Park, CAS Water Park Cikole, Amsterdam Water Park
  • Islands: Peucang Island, Umang Island, Cangkir Island, Dua Island
  • Monuments: Great Mosque of Banten, Al-A’zhom Tangerang Grand Mosque, Vihara Avalokitesvara, Boen Hay Bio Temple
  • Museums: Benteng Heritage Museum, Museum Banten Lama, Juang Taruna Museum
  • Lakes: Telaga Biru Cisoka, Cipondoh Lake, Cigaru Lake
  • Hiking Spots: Pulosari, Gunung Karang, Batur Mountain
  • Ruin Sites: Keraton Surosowan, Keraton Kaibon, Cibedug Site
  • Conservation Spots: Baduy Cultural Conservation, Karang Gundul Coral Conservation, Cipanon Village

Restaurants and Local Food in Banten

Indonesia itself is known for the variety of food it offers to people. A few special delicacies that visitors should try are:
  • Ayam Bekakak that is grilled chicken with a sweet-spicy blend. 
  • Apem Putih that is a traditional Indonesian cake. 
  • Cuwer green cake that is eaten with steamed coconut. 
  • Emping are chips that are made of raw seeds, which are dried, crushed and then served with different sauces. 
  • Lemeng: a vegetable dish filled with beans, bamboo shoots, cabbage and shrimp. 
  • Nasi Bakar Sumsum which is roasted marrow rice. 
A few places in Banten that are known for good food are:
  • Bandar Djakarta Alam Sutera
  • Soto Betawi H.Mamat
  • Warung Bu Kris
  • Cerenti Restaurant
  • Kedai Kopi Nusantara 
  • Bakmi Ponti Achoi

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What's Great?

  • History
  • Sightseeing
  • Water activities
  • Nightlife
  • Beaches
  • Rice fields
  • Fish

What's Not So Great?

For Whom?

  • People who are interested in history 
  • People interested in water sports 
  • People who want to experience a laid-back holiday. 
  • Heritage or cultural tourists

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