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Lamongan (Javanese: ꦭꦩꦺꦴꦁꦔꦤ꧀) is a regency in the Surabaya Metropolitan Area in East Java. It has a zoo and an Islamic art museum.


Tugu bandeng lele (milkfish and airbreathing catfish monument), the icon of Lamongan

The topography in Lamongan is relatively flat with the coastal area in the north. Marine and agriculture have become economic drivers. Most people are Javanese so they speak Javanese with an understanding of Indonesian.

Get in[edit]

Lamongan is 49 km west of Surabaya City.

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Terminal Lamongan, Tumenggungbaru, Sidokumpul. Non-AC bus from Bojonegoro by PO. Dali Mas and PO. Margo Djoyo. Bus with AC from Semarang and Surabaya by PO. Sinar Mandiri Mulia, PO. Jaya Utama Indo, and PO. Indonesia, also from Jakarta by PO. Kramat Djati. Terminal Lamongan (Q109433112) on Wikidata

By train[edit]

  • 2 Stasiun Lamongan. Follow train schedule. Inter-city rail: KA. Dharmawangsa, KA. Gumarang from Jakarta and Semarang.
    Commuter rail: KA. Ekonomi Lokal Bojonegoro from Bojonegoro, KRD Komuter Lamongan from Surabaya.
    Lamongan railway station (Q2396714) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

Map of Lamongan

By public minibus[edit]

In Terminal Lamongan and Terminal Paciran, there is a public transport called Mobil Penumpang Umum (MPU) using the Izusu Elf or Mitsubishi Colt minibus. The routes are:

  • Terminal Lamongan - Deket - Blawi - Glagah - Karangbinangun
  • Terminal Lamongan - Turi - Sukodadi - Pucuk - Gembong - Babat
  • Terminal Lamongan - Deket - Duduksampeyan - Bunder - Kebomas - Gresik
  • Pantai Weru - Banjarwati - Tunggul - Terminal Paciran - Blimbing - Brondong - Lohgung - Palang - Tuban
  • Kranji - Banjarwati - Drajat - Takeran - Karanggeneng - Sungailebak - Sukodadi
  • Brondong - Blimbing - Terminal Paciran - Sendangagung - Payaman - Solokuro - Godog

By ride-hailing services[edit]

Gojek has been operating in Lamongan since 2022.

By car or motorbike[edit]

Going to some tourist attractions is more flexible to use a rented car or motorbike.


  • 1 Maharani Zoo and Cave, Paciran, +62 322 666555. 08:30-16:30. Exotic animals, from vibrant tropical birds to lazing camels, share space in this playful local zoo. There is also a picturesque cave and fossil museum.
  • 2 Monumen Kapal Van Der Wijck, Brondong. A monument was built by the Dutch East Indies government to commemorate the services of the local fishermen who saved the passengers of the SS. Van der Wijck sank in the Java sea in 1936.
  • 3 Putri Klayar Beach (Pantai Putri Klayar), Sidokelar, Paciran.
  • 4 Wisata Akar Langit Trinil, Lembor. Brondong. 08:00-17:00. A unique tree (Bauhinia lingua) is quite similar to 'Whomping Willow' of Harry Potter. Entry: Rp10,000.
  • 5 Alun-Alun Lamongan, Jl. Lamongrejo, Tumenggungan. A city square with a park, Ferris wheel, grounded GAF Nomad aircraft, and also a kid's playground. You may see Masjid Agung Lamongan (Great Mosque of Lamongan) which was built in 1908.
  • 6 Indonesia Islamic Art Museum, Paciran. 08:00-17:00. Some of the collections of the museum include various artifacts from the Ottoman Empire of Turkey and Mughal India (Taj Mahal). In addition, there are also Zulfikar Shamsur swords, Turkish armor, Qur'anic manuscripts, and hundreds of ceramics from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Qing, and Champa kingdoms. As well as some Gujarati cloth of India and artifacts from Indonesia. Indonesian Islamic Art Museum (Q99439928) on Wikidata
  • Wisata Bahari Lamongan (WBL). This place provides many rides that can be ridden, such as roller coasters, haunted houses, and other adrenaline-pumping rides.


Theme park[edit]

  • 1 Wisata Bahari Lamongan (WBL), Paciran. Daily 08:30-16:30. A seafront amusement park. Numerous rides including a roller coaster by the sea. You also may see tanjung kodok (frog-shaped rock). Wisata Bahari Lamongan (Q12524642) on Wikidata


Food souvenirs[edit]

  • Gula siwalan, tal palm sugar.
  • Jumbrek, a snack made from rice flour, palm sugar, and coconut.
  • Kripik sunduk, a cracker from ikan sunduk (smooth cornetfish/Fistularia commersonii)


Lamongan cuisine[edit]

Soto Lamongan
  • Asem-asem bandeng, a milkfish sour soup.
  • Bandeng colo, a milkfish spicy soup.
  • Nasi/sego boran, boran is a container made of woven bamboo for carrying food. It is rice with various special side dishes such as empuk (fried seasoned flour), pletuk (fried spiced drained rice or peanut), also ikan sili (fire eel).
  • Pecel lele, a fried ikan lele (airbreathing catfish) with special sambal with lime. The dish usually sold in roadside tent stalls with animals pictures on the tent walls which are the meat in the food menu.
A typical artfully pecel lele Lamongan stall
  • Soto Lamongan, a typical Lamongan chicken soto.
  • Tahu campur Lamongan, tofu with beef stew in petis (shrimp paste sauce)-base soup. It is different from other Indonesian tofu dishes which always use peanut sauce.
  • Wingko Babat, a snack made from glutinuous rice flour and grated coconut from Babat district of Lamongan.


  • 1 Nasi Boranan Kota Lamongan, Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan, Kauman, Sidoharjo (Near Alun-Alun Lamongan). 08:00-15:00. Serves nasi boran.
  • 2 Pecel Lele Mas Mujik, Jl. Veteran No.52, Kendaruan, Banjarmendalan, +62 857 066 14912. 17:00-23:00. Serves pecel lele.
  • 3 Soto Ayam Lamongan Cak Mardi, Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No.53, Jetis, Tlogoanyar, +62 856 454 78009. 07:00-21:00. Serves soto Lamongan.
  • 4 Tahu Campur Andalan, Tumenggungan (Near Masjid Agung Lamongan). 08:00-16:00. Serves tahu campur Lamongan.


Try local drink, es dawet siwalan, an iced drink made from buah siwalan (tal palm/Borassus flabellifer fruit), coconut milk, and gula siwalan (liquid tal palm sugar).


  • 1 Hotel Boegenviel, Jl. Jaksa Agung Suprapto, Sarirejo, Sukorejo (Next to Muhammadiyah Hospital), +62 322 315544. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast. From Rp150,000.
  • 2 Tanjung Kodok Beach Resort, Jl. Raya Paciran, Paciran, +62 322 666000. Check-in: 14:00. Seafront resort with standard rooms & villas, a pool, tennis court, gym, cafés, bars & restaurant. From Rp718,708.


The telephone area code for Lamongan is 0322.

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