Serang Travel Guide

Serang is a popular Banten town in northwest Java, between Jakarta and Anyer. It is the capital of Banten Province and is best known for its beautiful nearby beach and the annual Larung Sesaji Ceremony.

Serang Beach is a wide sweeping bay of a beach and is located a few kilometers north of Serang town. Bathing, swimming, and water sports are all available on Serang Beach, while the Larung Sesaji Ceremony is a big deal here every February following the Javanese calendar.

Old Banten is a must-see when visiting Serang. It is 10kms north of the city and used to be the capital of the old Sultanate here. Attractions in Old Banten include the Grand Mosque of Banten, Fort Speelwijk, and the ruins of the Surosowan Royal Palace.

Getting There & Away

Serang is accessed via Jakarta’s main Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, which is just west of the capital. The Jakarta-Merak toll road provides direct access to Serang in less than 2 hours.

Things to Do

Serang Attractions

Serang Beach

A lovely white beach to the north of serang with great bathing and swimming and sizeable waves.

Side trips from Serang

Old Banten

Located north of serang, this ancient town has plenty of interesting attractions such as the grand mosque and surosowan royal palace.

Serang events

Larung Sesaji Ceremony

Takes place on suro 1, according to the java calendar, a glitzy ceremony on serang beach to give thanks to god.