Where is Semarang Located?
Actually, Semarang on the North coast of Java is more of a destination for business travelers as for tourists. Actually – because the city is amazingly diverse, exciting and (although off the usual tourist routes) well worth a visit.
What Country is Semarang in?
It is the obvious contrasts that make Semarang so special. For example, between the majority Chinese population and the colonial heart of the city. The Sam Po Kong temple (gedung Batu), for example, is a prime example of Chinese temple architecture with its wide, curved roof, red lanterns and colorful wooden beams. The temple is located about 5 kilometers southwest of the city center and was built in honor of the Chinese admiral Zheng He, who visited the city at the beginning of the 15th century. Also in the southwest of Semarang is the (highly recommended!) Pasar Johar (Johar market) and the Masjid Agung, the largest mosque in the city. But back to the Chinese side of Semarang: don’t miss the Semawis Night Market in Chinatown! It is always held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Gang Warung. Plunge into turmoil and enjoy the authentic (and delicious! and cheap!) local specialities, be amazed by the ornate Javanese Souvenirs and items of everyday life, enjoy the hustle and bustle and the amazing performances of street artists, in short: the mood this evening. If you just want to shop a little, but perhaps better go to Simpang Lima in the city center, where there are several large shopping centers…