Semarang is an old town that stood as the capital of Central Java, Indonesia. The city itself is surrounded by old buildings that stood since colonial times or even older. These sites in Semarang are preserved to share the local life to its visitors! Don’t let the antiquities doubt you from coming to Semarang! The culinary and cultural diversity of this city will not disappoint you!
Visit the Old Town or “Kota Lama”! The refined and preserved colonial atmosphere will give you a unique experience on your stroll around town. Galleries, restaurants, boutiques, shops, and many more interesting things await you here! If you are more interested in Semarang’s newest attractions, check out the Dusun Semilir Eco Park Bawen! Plenty of artistic places, delicious serving cafes, and photogenic sites are available for you!
Fancy yourself a thrilling experience? Visit the Lawang Sewu… where the locals fear the ghosts of the old times. Not to worry! This site has been remade into an iconic site in Semarang portraying Indonesia’s history through Dutch and Japanese colonization.
Lastly, as a landmark in Java, Semarang has various collections of Batik! Kampung Batik Gedong is the perfect place near the Old Town for anyone interested in all things Batik. They have both workshops and boutiques for when you want to either make or buy a gorgeous piece for yourself! With all things that exist at Semarang, a fulfilling experience is guaranteed!
Semarang is served by the Achmad Yani International Airport. As per usual, taxis and buses are available from and to Semarang. Taxis will cost around Rp 70,000 while buses will cost under Rp 10,000 per passenger.
Various halal delicacies are spread all over the city! At Pandanaran street, there are plenty of stalls and restaurants selling iconic Semarang delicacies. Other dining options are Kampung Laut, Ayam Bakar Primarasa, and Soto Kudus Mbak Lin!
Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah is one of the main mosques in the province. It is very spacious and the mosque has vast yards to accommodate more than 16,000 jamaah. Other impressive mosques in Semarang are Masjid Besar Kauman and Masjid Kapal Bahtera Nabi Nuh.