Top 4 places to visit in Semarang, Indonesia

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1. Lawang Sewu

  Lawang Sewu, literally Thousand Doors, is a landmark in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company The colonial era building is famous as a haunted house, though the Semarang city government has attempted to rebrand it.



2. Simpang Lima Semarang

  Simpang Lima Semarang is known to most people as the main square of Semarang City, even though it is not like that. There is a long history from the famous Simpang Lima area to the so-called Semarang square.

  This open area at the intersection of five Semarang has the original name Pancasila Field. At first the Pancasila Square only functioned as a ceremonial field in the middle of the city, and the Semarang square was still in the Kauman area.


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3. Sam Poo Kong

  Sam Poo Kong also known as Gedung Batu Temple, is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang , Central Java Indonesia. Originally established by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He (also known as Sanbao), it is now shared by Indonesians of multiple religious denominations, including Muslims and Buddhists, and ethnicities, including Chinese and Javanese.


4. Semarang Old Town

  Kota Lama Semarang is an area in Semarang which became a trading center in the 19-20 centuries. At that time, to protect the people and their territory, the area was built a fort, which was named the Vijfhoek fort . To speed up the route of communication between the three gates of the fort, transportation roads were made, with the main road named: Heerenstraat . Currently named Jl. Let Jen Soeprapto. One of the locations of the fort’s door that exists today is the Berok Bridge, which is called De Zuider Por.


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