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Address: Terminal Jayabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Icon of Surabaya

Visiting once is enough and photographer are really helpful in taking pictures and offering picture taking with reasonable price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting once is enough and photographer are really helpful in taking pictures and offering picture taking with reasonable price.

Thank Travelenjoyment4
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

That's nothing less than the symbol of this beatiful city. The shark and the crocodyle in a constant battle. Stop in front of it on your way to Surabaya Zoo. It worth to take a picture. There is always tourists there so you might to have to wait a little. Also, be polite and besides waiting patientely for your time,... More 

Thank Marcelo D
Ubud, Indonesia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We saw it several times driving through Surabaya, we thought its just another piece of art, but then we found out its one of the citys icons. It's really not special and certainly not great enough to go look at it, nice for a drive by.

Thank Rick K
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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346 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The legends tell of the great fight between the two icons in the ancient days where the city derived its name Surabaya. Suro is said to be the shark while Boyo is the crocodile in the local dialect. So, put them together, you get Suroboyo. It's a big monument along a very busy main road, nearby the zoo. If you... More 

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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visiting Surabaya just for this monument, and it was't disappointing at all. clean and tidy. love how they arrange this small garden.

Thank RoyGitsu
Singapore, null, Singapore
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35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Please come and take photos this place.This is the icon of the city and you will know many interesting about the name and the legend of the city. I visited this monument twice, in the morning and at night. I think they can have some souvenir shops near this area :)

Thank Truc N
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If this is simply a landmark at a busy road intersection, then it serves its purpose. But as it represents the rich history and origins of the city and its people, then this and the adjacent zoo needs much more work and funding to turn it into something the city deserves.

Thank Bimmerboxer
Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What interesting about this monument is that you can take pictures from the street photographer. They'll charge IDR 10K per photo. I did have fun having this experience.

Thank Apuspita
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visit to Surabaya should start from the Suroboyo Monument. What is the relevant of this monument?. Suroboyo and Surabaya is the same thing and the same name. Suroboyo is the intonation and the way Javanese pronounced the word Surabaya and 'a' normally sounds an 'o'. The word Suroboyo which the name Surabaya comes from is actually a name derived from... More 

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56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It cant be said as monument. The landmark and icon of surabaya city. Sura is shark while baya is crocodile. Must visit this landmark to take selfie picture as prove that you already visit surabaya

Thank Joko S

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