Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom


Trowulan is part of the Tentative list of Indonesia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Trowulan is the archaeological site of the capital city of the Hindu Majapahit Empire. Its remains such as temples, tombs, a bathing place, and water supply systems date from the 12th-14th centuries. Most of it was built in red brick. Trowulan’s city plan was based on a systematic grid of canals to regulate the lack or abundance of rain.

Map of Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom

Load map

The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

Community Reviews

Write a review

Elisabeth Fransisca Situmorang

Indonesia - 11-Oct-16 -

Trowulan (T) by Elisabeth Fransisca Situmorang

The scattered sites are located in the town of Mojokerto, around 1.5 hrs drive from the city of Surabaya (East Java). Once could start from the Museum, to get the basic idea of the history of the Kingdom.

Being a huge fan of Indonesian History, these well preserved sites, on top of a good background from the museum guide, really worth the visit.

It is an easy full day trip from Surabaya.

Really recommended

Community Likes


2 Votes

Full Name
Archaeological site - South (East) Asian
2009 Revision

Successor to former TWHS Trowulan Ancient City (1995)

2009 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Trowulan

The site has 1 locations

Trowulan (T)
WHS 1997-2022