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Things to do in Semarang
Semarang is the capital of Indonesia’s Central Java province. It’s a bustling city of hills with a rich historic core. With beautiful temples, architecture, museums, theme parks, Semarang is a fantastic destination for all.
Get your fill of Semarang’s culture to start your trip. You have to see Semarang’s legendary Sam Poo Kong Temple, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful Chinese temples in Indonesia. Bring your camera to the Great Mosque of Central Java. And other places of worship worth seeing are the Pagoda Buddhagaya Watugong and Gereja Blenduk.
If you want to see great architecture while getting a thrill of seeking the supernatural, then you have to go to Lawang Sewu. Check out the museums of Semarang too and spend some time at the MURI, Museum Ronggowarsito, Museum Jamu Nyonya Meneer, and Museum Perjuangan Mandala Bhakti. Experience the local way of life and observe the people at Simpang Lima.
Enjoy a day at Wonderia Park, which is just perfect if you’re travelling with family and friends. Have a splashing good time at the exciting Water Blaster Semarang theme park. And if you want to cool off even more, just stop by Maron Beach, Marina Beach, and Tirang Beach.
After your time in the water, explore Semarang’s green side next and head to Kampoeng Lele Park. If you love heights and adventure, go to Mount Ungaran. Test your balance and cross the daring Umbol Sidomukti Marine Bridge, or zip line across the valley in Umbol Sidomukti.
Chase waterfalls in Mount Urungan too and find Benowo Waterfall and Kali Pancur Waterfall. Then reward and recharge yourself by going for a dip in the spring water infinity pool. Check out this Semarang food guide and fill your tummy too. Don’t forget to taste the original ayam penyet during your food trip.
If you’re looking for the best way to end your Semarang story, you can ride a horse around Mount Ungaran and visit the Gedong Songo Hindu temple complex. This is where you’ll find the most incredible panoramic view of the temples, the sky and the landscape.
What you should know
The best time to visit Semarang is during dry season from May to September, when you can enjoy the weather and experience best what the city has to offer you.
Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia is widely spoken in Semarang, so you should bring a good phrasebook if you don’t speak the language.
Are your bags packed? Awesome! Singapore citizens can fly to Indonesia and visit Semarang visa-free for up to 30 days. But if you’re planning to extend your trip, check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia website for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Semarang
After landing at Achmad Yani International Airport, you can ride the bus or taxi to get to the city centre. Once there, you can travel around Semarang by bus, minibus, taxi, and booked tours.
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