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Travel Guide of Semarang in Indonesia by Influencers and Travelers


Semarang is the capital and largest city of Central Java province in Indonesia. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional centre and port today.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Semarang


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1 - Lawang Sewu

Lawang Sewu, literally Thousand Doors, is a landmark in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company.

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2 - Sam Poo Kong Temple

Sam Poo Kong, also known as Gedung Batu Temple, is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Originally established by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He, it is now shared by Indonesians of multiple religious denominations, including Muslims and Buddhists, and ethnicities, including Chinese and Javanese.

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3 - Srigunting Parks Old City

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4 - Candi Gedong Songo

   25 km away

Gedong Songo is a group of Hindu temples located in Central Java, Indonesia. The site was originally built during the early period of the Medang Kingdom which controlled Central Java during the 8th and 9th centuries.

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5 - Eling Bening

   28 km away
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6 - Rawa Pening

   31 km away

Rawa Pening is a lake in the Ambarawa Basin in Central Java, Indonesia. It serves as a source of power, irrigation, and flood control, and is used for fishing. Due partly to high numbers of aquatic plants, it may dry out by 2021.

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7 - Salatiga

   37 km away

Salatiga is a city in Central Java province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 56.781 km² and had a population of 192,322 at the 2020 Census.

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8 - Gunung Telomoyo

   40 km away

Mount Telomoyo is a stratovolcano in Central Java, Indonesia. The volcano was constructed over the southern flank of the eroded Pleistocene-age Soropati volcano, which has a height of 1,300 metres.

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9 - Grabag

   43 km away

Grabag is a district of Purworejo Regency, Central Java, Indonesia.

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10 - gunung sindoro

   49 km away

Mount Sindoro, Mount Sindara or Mount Sundoro is an active stratovolcano in Central Java, Indonesia. Parasitic craters and cones are found in the northwest-southern flanks; the largest is called Kembang. A small lava dome occupies the volcano's summit.

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11 - Mount Merbabu

   50 km away

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as 'Mountain of Ash' from the Javanese combined words; Meru means "mountain" and awu or abu means "ash".

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12 - Mount Merbabu National Park

   50 km away

Mount Halimun Salak National Park is a 400 km² conservation area in the Indonesian province of West Java on the island of Java. Established in 1992, the park comprises two mountains, Mount Salak and Mount Halimun with an 11-kilometer forest corridor.

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13 - Kudus

   50 km away

Kudus is the capital and the namesake of the Kudus Regency in Central Java, Indonesia. Its name has an Arabic etymology connected to its foundation by the legendary figure Sunan Kudus.

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Learn More about Semarang

Semarang is a city in Indonesia located on the north coast of the island of Java, in the Pasisir region. It's the capital city of the province in Central Java. It's an ancient port city with a multicultural rich history and the fifth largest metropolis in Indonesia.
Semarang became a warehouse for spices, also a busy port for trade and passenger transport when travel was mainly by sea. 

Thanks to its former cargo port and the international commerce, the city has colourful multiculturalism cultures: Chinese, Indian, Arab and European... You can stroll through the different districts that represent each culture perfectly.

The most famous monument here is the Koepelkerk, a Phanteon-style church, known locally as Gereja Blenduk, a Dutch church with a copper dome dating from 1753.
But you can visit and see others beautiful places as temples in the chinese district or the Blenduk church inspired by the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Life and the city must be pleasant to live in for a holiday, thanks to Semarang, you can travel through cultures. Still little known to travellers, the city is well worth a visit !

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Semarang

Where can I find typical cottages to stay during my holiday in Semarang ?

To find typical cottages in Semarang, I suggest you to go on Airbnb or other web sites.
You can also to go to the Karimunjawa Islands, north of Semarang in Central Java. There are some charming hotels and even two floating hotels.



















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