The Kwan Sing Bio Temple is located in Tuban Regency, the city lying in the north coast of East Java.
It is also easy to reach by public transport such as bus or car since its strategic position close to the Surabaya and Jakarta main road, or take only a short walk about two hundred metres from the Tuban bus terminal.
The worship place of Kwan Sing Bio temple is predicted to have been built in the seventh century and it was also believed to have high supernatural quality, therefore lots of Hindu pilgrims visite there daily, especially on holidays of Chinese calendar Imlek and the birthday of Kwan Ping Thai Tjoe, Kwan Sing Tee Koen, and Tjoe pjong Tiang Koen. The temple faces northward to the seashore.
The Indonesian Chinese communities believe that God will easily grant every prayer spelt in this direction. One of its uniqueness is the giant crab standing on the gateway, and such a kind of this is away from the custom since most of the temples have symbol of dragon and peacock.
THE GEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION OF TUBAN DISTRICT
Geographically, Tuban Town is located at 6'54 south latitude and 112'3 east longitude. Tuban Town is located on the north shore area and its size covers 3500 acres (35 km2), while Tuban District covers 207,508 acres (2,075.08 km2). The distance between Tuban Town and the capital of East Java, Surabaya, is 123 km. The average altitude of Tuban District is 500 m above sea level. (Source: Kutipan Data Statistik Wilayah Kota Tuban, 1992)