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  • Rangga Warsita
    3 stars

    The Central Java Museum, otherwise known as Rangga Warsita, is a museum of general nature with a few exhibits worth going out of your way to see. Of particular value are the exhibits documenting the Indonesian battle for independence which saw the Dutch withdraw and Indonesia successfully claim ... read more

  • Lawang Sewu
    3 stars

    Lawang Sewu is a series of Dutch colonial buildings built for the administrators of the railways of the Dutch East Indies and now owned by Indonesian Railways. Construction commenced in 1904 on the large main building with features such as high ceilings, large windows and many doors – Lawang ... read more

  • Old City
    4 stars

    The Old City is the area of town just near the main train station that has a large number of old colonial buildings in different stages of disrepair. It's a small area of town that warrants a walk around, a few photos and perhaps a visit to the old Dutch church built in the 1700s. Sadly most of ... read more

  • Pasar Ya'ik Baru
    3 stars

    Located just a short stroll away from both Jalan Pemuda and Jalan Gajah Mada, the centrally located Pasar Ya'ik Baru is a good place for a spot of clothes shopping. Upon entering the market, you are immediately transported into a labyrinth of fake designer handbag, clothes and shoe stalls. The ... read more

  • Chinatown
    4.5 stars

    Semarang Chinatown should be number one on the list of things to do in Semarang. It is one of those places that can look deceptively mundane at first glance, but it quickly reveals itself as a little slice of bustling Semarang intent of making a statement – it's in fact one of the city's ... read more

  • Simpang Lima
    3 stars

    Simpang Lima, or Five-way Intersection, is simply a massive roundabout with a large park in the middle of it. What makes this particular place appealing to visitors, however, are the shops and malls around the outside of it which provide a welcome relief from the midday heat. It's a perfect ... read more

  • Semarang port
    3 stars

    The port is of passing interest to all except ship buffs who will delight at the array of old school boats and ships from around the archipelago. Also at the port you'll occasionally see ships from the Indonesian and other foreign navies which provide a stunning contrast to the run down perahus in ... read more


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