Semarang Travel Guide

Full of colonial Dutch buildings and Chinese temples, the pretty city of Semarang is a good place to explore and discover the unique history and culture of the region.

Semarang is well connected by road and rail to many of the towns and cities in the region, making this a good place to use as a base. A number of interesting daytrip destinations are just a short bus ride away, while the city itself also has a number of interesting attractions such as museums and parks.

The beauty of Semerang is that it is particularly easy to get to and well connected by road and rail to many of the surrounding towns and cities. This is a great place to use as a base to explore local sites such as the Hindu temple complex of Gendung Songo.

There is a beautiful beach located on the outskirts of the city and many visitors head here to soak up the sun for a while. This is also a popular destination for families as the city has a number of amusement parks where children can play for a few hours on the various rides.

Getting There & Away

Semerang has its own international airport, with regular flights from most major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta (30 minutes) as well as other Asian countries such as Singapore. Semanarang can also be reached from Jakarta and other major cities by train (6 hours) and bus (12 hours).

Things to Do

Semarang Attractions

Taman Budaya Raden Saleh

This beautiful garden is located in the center of the city and is a good place to relax for a while.

Semawis Night Market

Located in chinatown, this vibrant night market is open each weekend and is a great place to dine on cheap chinese cuisine and pick up a souvenir or two from the numerous stalls that line the streets.

1- Gereja Blenduk

Also known as the sam po kong temple, the temple was built in the 15th century in honor of the muslim chinese commander cheng ho.

Marina Beach

Located to the north of semarang, this large and lovely beach area features clear water, a children’s playground and several volleyball nets, making is a great place for families to visit.