Here are some fun facts about Semarang, Indonesia: firstly, this tropical city on the north coast of Java Island is brimming with beautiful buildings, all open to the public. What else? In Semarang you can eat your fill of spicy Javanese and fusion cuisine in colourful open-air markets. Oh, and don’t forget to improve your trivia game by visiting the Indonesia World Records Museum in the southern stretch of Semarang.
When you’ve booked flights to Semarang, get to work on your itinerary. You’ll find ample Semarang accommodation all over the city, but for instant access to the major highlights, stay close to the bay.
What to Do in Semarang
If you’re unfamiliar with Dutch Colonial architecture, it’s time to fix that. Visit sprawling Lawang Sewu, the former Dutch East India Railroad Company’s headquarters, which locals believe to be haunted. The Great Mosque of Central Java is also breathtaking and worth a visit. Amble down the quiet streets of Old Town, south of the bay, and see the historic Gereja Blenduk, a “dome-shaped” church. Taste the island’s signature eats at the after-dark Semawis Market, several blocks south of Old Town. Once you’ve seen all you can see and eaten your way through bazaar stalls, relax in one of the many cosy Semarang hotels.
Getting To & Around Semarang
Touch down at Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) and catch a cab to your hotel in Semarang, just 8 km northwest of the city centre. From there, get around in a hired car from Wotif, stick to taxis or navigate with several public bus routes.
It’s pretty easy to get around in Semarang, and with Wotif it’s even easier to get there. Save time and money on Semarang holiday deals you can book now.