Semarang is the capital of Central Java Province and the largest city in Central Java province, apart from being one of the industrial centers, Semarang also has various interesting places to visit. Not only natural tourism but also many historical themed attractions. If you visit Semarang, make sure you visit the best tourist attraction in Semarang below. Best Tourist Places in Semarang. We summarize the best tourist attractions in Semarang that make your holiday fun and not boring.
1. Semarang Simpang Lima
Address: Jl. Simpang Lima, Pleburan, Kec. Semarang Sel., Semarang City, Central Java 50241
Simpang lima semarang or commonly called Pancasila field is one of the tourism icons of the city of Semarang, intersection five is a meeting point for five roads, namely Jalan Pahlawan, Jalan Pandanaran, Jalan Ahmad Yani, Jalan Gajah Mada and Jalan Ahmad Dahlan.
The location of the intersection of five in the center of Semarang makes this place always crowded every day especially on even days. The best time for sightseeing in Simpang Lima is at night. Semarang young children often spend the night here. The problem is life will really feel real after sunset. Various exciting activities can be done by gathering at Simpang Lima.
You can ride a decorative bicycle or wagon that is deliberately rented out to visitors to get around enjoying the night atmosphere of the city of Semarang, after being tired of walking around you can relax in the middle or on the edge of the field while enjoying coffee or snacks that are sold.
2. Lawang Sewu
Address: Jl. Youth, Sekayu, Kec. Central Semarang, Semarang City, Central Java 50132
Lawang Sewu or the Thousand Doors Building is a lanmark in Semarang which is also very famous, not only has its high historical value, but Lawang Sewu is also famous for its mystical stories.
Lawang Sewu is also called the most haunted building in Semarang, the building which was built as the head office of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company, was often used as a place to test guts in its dungeon. but now the dungeon has closed to the public. So that visitors can only enjoy the view inside and outside the building which is dominated by white with Dutch architecture. Lawang Sewu Building can be visited from 7 am to 9 pm.
3. Old Town
Address: Jalan Gelatik No. 35, Purwodinatan, Central Semarang District, Semarang City, Central Java. 50137.
If you visit Semarang, make sure to also visit the Old City. here you can see a variety of old buildings with conditions that are still very awake since the Dutch colonial relics. You can take advantage of the best spots in the old city to take pictures, the streets in this place do not use asphalt but use a technology that will make your photos more instagramable.
4. Semarang Batik Village
Address: Rejamulya Village, East Semarang, Central Java
Kampung batik semarang Located in Rejomulyo, Bubakan, Kampung Batik located not far away from the Old City, this village is one of the thematic tourist destinations in the city of Semarang and has been developed since 2016. The batik village is home to various batik craftsmen in Semarang who are still active today. In the batik village you can deepen the meaning of batik motifs, learn to apply and learn the history of the city of Semarang from the paintings on the walls of people’s houses.
This batik village is also very suitable to be an instagramable photo spot because almost all the houses here have batik motifs and colorful images that contain the history of the city of Semarang, the philosophy of batik and the diversity of Indonesia. After tired of walking you can buy souvenirs in this village, souvenirs in the form of batik that you can freely choose to be used as souvenirs after returning from Semarang.
5. The Great Mosque of Central Java
Address: Jl. Gajah Raya, Sambirejo, Kec. Gayamsari, Semarang City, Central Java 50166
The Great Mosque of Semarang is one of the destinations for religious tourism in Semarang, standing on an area of 10 hectares with 5 towering towers and having a very unique architecture.
in the middle of the courtyard of the mosque there is a large umbrella that can be opened and closed like in Medina making this mosque very instagramable for taking pictures. but do not forget the main function of this mosque, that is for places of worship, so our attitude and speech must be maintained in this place.
6. Ambarawa Railway Museum
Address: Jalan Stasiun, Jl. Panjang Kidul No.1, Panjang Kidul, Panjang, Kec. Ambarawa, Semarang, Central Java 50614
Ambarawa Railway Museum is a train station that has been converted into a museum and is the first railway museum in Indonesia. This museum has a collection of trains that had triumphed in his day. The ambarawa railway museum is open every day from 7 am to 5 pm, in this museum you can enjoy and learn about the history of Indonesian railways from time to time since colonial times.
7. Sam Poo Kong Temple
Address: Jl. Simongan No.129, Bongsari, Kec. Semarang Bar., Semarang City, Central Java 50148
The Old Temple of Sam Poo Tong Temple is the first place for the admirers of Admiral Ho Ho who is a Muslim. This temple is located in the Simongan area, southwest of the city of Semarang. This temple is called Gedung Batu because its shape is a large rock cave located on a rocky hill.
To commemorate the admiral Cheng Ho, the Indonesian people of Chinese descent built a temple. Now this place is used as a place of worship and worship or a place of worship. This Sam Poo Kong Temple is open daily to the public from 8 am to 8 pm.
8. Avalokitesvara Buddhagaya Watugong Pagoda
Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan, Pudakpayung, Kec. Banyumanik, Semarang City, Central Java 50265
The Avalokitesvara Buddhagaya Watugong Pagoda is one such place. There is a pagoda which is the highest pagoda in Indonesia as high as 45 meters and is entered into the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI).
Inside is a statue of Dewi Kwan Im with a height of five meters. While the Dhammasala consists of two floors where the ground floor is used as a multipurpose hall for meeting activities and the upper floor is used for religious ceremonies where there is a statue of the Buddha.
9. Ayana Gedong Songo
Address: Gedong Songo Temple, Krajan, Banyukuning, Kec. Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java 50614
The Ayana Gedong Songo tourist spot is located in a complex with the Gedong Songo temple in the krajan area, Banyukuning, Bandungan. This place has natural scenery that really spoils the eye with the cool air that is typical of mountain air and is filled with instagenic spots that are deliberately made to attract the attention of young people especially in Semarang.
To enjoy the instagenic spots at Anyana Gedong Songo, you first have to buy a ticket to enter the Gedong Songo temple for 10 thousand rupiahs, then buy another ticket of 20 thousand rupiah for adults and 10 thousand rupiah for children. This tourist spot is open every day from 08.00 to 17.00 WIB, don’t forget to wear thick clothes if you don’t want to be cold.
10. Umbul Sidomukti
Address: Umbul Sidomukti, Manggung, Jimbaran, Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java 50661
The tourist spot of umbul Sidomukti is in the Bandung area of Semarang, this area is one of the natural attractions of the Semarang mountains which are located not far from the Gedong Songo temple.
Its location is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran with an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level, making this place very cool with amazingly beautiful natural views from the top of its natural swimming pool, you can swim while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of the ungaran mountains.
11. Lake Rawa Pening
Address: Rawa Pening, Semarang, Central Java
The next best natural tourist attraction in Semarang is the Pening Swamp Lake which has an area of about 2,670 hectares, Rawa Pening Lake is located in four sub-districts of Semarang Regency, namely Ambarawa, Bawen, Tuntang, and Banyubiru.
You will pass this Pening Swamp Lake when traveling from Solo-Semarang or vice versa via non-toll roads. in this pening swamp area there are various interesting tourist attractions that can be visited, such as the hill of love or around the lake by motorboat. In addition, there is also a spot for a love padlock with a backdrop of Rawa Pening. Those who are committed to having a serious relationship with their partner usually put a padlock on this spot
12. Medini Tea Plantation
Address: Limbangan, Jatirejo, Ngampel, Hutan, Ngesrepbalong, Limbangan, Kendal Regency, Central Java 51357
Medini Tea Plantation is a tea garden located at an altitude of 2,050 meters above sea level and is about 50 km from the city of Kendal and has an area of 386 hectares. The route to the tea garden is quite challenging with the road going up and down it is easier to get to this place by motorbike because the terrain is quite steep and from a rock formation.
After arriving at the location, you will be amazed by the green expanse of the tea garden with a sensation like above the clouds, the air temperature in this place is also quite cold because of its location at an altitude. The suitable time to this place is morning or evening, before coming here pay attention to the condition of the vehicle and the weather, so that your trip is more enjoyable, don’t forget to wear thick clothes so that it doesn’t get cold.
13. Watu Gunung
Address: Lerep Satu, Lerep, Kec. Ungaran Bar., Semarang, Central Java 50519
Watu Gunung is a natural bathing attraction in the Ungaran area, its location is 17 kilometers from the city center of Semarang. This bath comes from the spring of Mount ungaran which is very fresh and clear, very suitable for relaxation after a tired journey.
After finishing soaking, you can enjoy the culinary offerings that are sold with traditional concepts in this place, which will certainly make your vacation to Semarang even more memorable.
14. Lawe waterfall
Address: Kalisidi, RT.01 / RW.06, West Ungaran, Semarang
15. Setiya Aji Flower Farm
Address: Jl. Kendalisodo, Piyato, Bandungan, Kec. Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java 50614
16. Gedong Songo Temple
Address: Dsn Darum, Krajan, Candi, Kec. Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java 50614
17. Ambarawa Pendem Fortress
Address: Bugisari, Lodoyong, Kec. Ambarawa, Semarang, Central Java 50611
Fort Fort Willem I or better known as Benteng Pendem Ambarawa is a historical building located in Ambarawa, Semarang, Central Java. This fort can be reached in about one hour from Semarang City with a distance of approximately 40 kilometers. One of the access to the fort is via the small road east of Ambarawa Hospital.
Pendem Ambarawa Fort is still functioning today. Half of the fort is now the Ambarawa Class IIA Penitentiary. The fort area that can be visited is only on the north side. Even though it is old, this fort has maintained its authenticity from a long time ago, you can use the strong building of the fort as an interesting photo spot and of course study the history of colonial life which is clearly depicted in various corners of this fort.
18. Eling Bening Ambarawa
Address: Jl. Sarjono, Bawen, Semarang, Central Java 50661
Eling bening is a lush hilltop resort with swimming pools, restaurants & high-scenic monuments with panoramic views. Eling Bening is actually a restaurant that carries the concept of family tourism which offers a very beautiful natural view with the main view of Rawa Pening.
The beauty was enhanced again by the background of Mount Merbabu, Andong and Telomoyo, who were seen standing proudly behind him. Eling bening is located on Jalan Sarjono, Bawean, Semarang in the Ngrawan hills, which is 36 kilometers from the city center of Semarang.
the price of admission to this tourist spot is 18,000 rupiah per tourist, before coming here it would be better to bring your own drink, because the price of drinks here is quite expensive.
19. Rainbow Village
Address: Jl. DR. Sutomo No.89, Randusari, Kec. Semarang Sel., Semarang City, Central Java 50244
This village was once a slum village, but it was transformed into a very beautiful tourist village with more than 200 houses painted in colors like the colors of the rainbow.
When walking between the narrow alleys of Kampung Pelangi, you will see lots of 3D pictures on the walls of the house. The streets in this village are also not left behind to be colored. The slum and cramped impression that was once attached has now changed, replaced by a village atmosphere that is more lively and pleasant. You can visit this village and feel the hospitality of its citizens, as well as get bonus photo spots that are very instagenic and of course eye cathcing.
20. Taman Wisata Puri Maerokoco
Address: Jl. Puri Anjasmoro, Tawangsari, Kec. Semarang Bar., Semarang City, Central Java 50114
Taman Wisata Puri Maerokoco is a mini park in Central Java, just like a mini garden in Indonesia, in Taman Wisata Puri Maerokoco you can see a miniature of Central Java in depth. You will be entertained by the many traditional houses known as pavilions. Consists of 35 districts or cities. Apart from being in the form of a house, inside there are also various kinds of industrial products typical of each region.
21. Brown Canyon
Address: Rowosari, Kec. Tembalang, Semarang City, Central Java 50279
Like the Grand Canyon in the United States, Semarang also has a Brown Canyon rock park. Precisely located on the border with Demak Regency, Brown Canyon turns out to be a former hill excavation area.
So now, the place has become steep rocky hills with brownish red color. Tourists also come to visit here to enjoy the panoramic beauty that reminds us of the natural wonders of the American continent. The best time to visit this place is in the afternoon where the sun’s twilight will make the view of the surrounding hills very beautiful.
Those are some of the best tourist attractions in Semarang that you can visit and make a holiday reference with friends or family. make sure your health condition is good and don’t forget to prepare all necessities starting from clothes, pocket money and vehicle.
So, are you ready to go on vacation to Semarang?