Section in Surabaya
Do & See
Much of Surabaya’s heritage has been swept away by fast-paced modernisation, and the city was also heavily damaged in the aftermath of World War II during the struggle for independence, earning its title as Indonesia’s "Hero City". As a result, it has rather few major visitor attractions, but boasts a couple of distinct neighborhoods each with its own distinct flair - the Arab Quarter and Chinatown. Surabaya is also home to Masjid Nasional Al Akbar, one of Southeast Asia's most imposing modern mosques.