You should know that Semarang has so many tourist attractions that are worth a visit. Starting from natural tourism, religion, history, to culture you can find in this city. Well, here are some of the newest and most popular tourist attractions in Semarang that you can visit when the holidays arrive.
- Sam Po KongTemple
Sam Po Kong Temple is a mandatory tourist destination when visiting Semarang. The temple, located on Jalan Simongan, Bongsari, West Semarang, is full of archipelago history. This location is a witness to the history of the first stopover and landing of a Muslim Chinese Admiral known as Cheng Ho. Many photo spots can be the background for your selfie with friends or family. Interestingly, you can rent typical Chinese clothes which are available near the main counter. The best time to visit Sam Po Kong Temple is in the afternoon.
- Ayana Gedong Songo
Ayana Gedong Songo is located in Krajan, Banyu Kuning, Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java. In this place, you can hang out while capturing various Instagramable beautiful spots.
Ayana’s manager even made many spots that visitors can use to take pictures, including bubble tents, hot air balloons, unique seats in the middle of the pool, and hammocks. Ayana is located quite far from the hustle and bustle of traffic, so the atmosphere is quite calm and refreshing.
- Umbul Sidomukti Coffee Hut
Pondok Kopi Umbul Sidomukti is the right spot for coffee lovers. The location is right at the foot of Mount Ungaran. While enjoying coffee, you can also see the scenery and the surrounding atmosphere, which is stunning. If you still have time, you can also visit the natural swimming pool located not far from Pondok Kopi.
- Vanaprastha Gedong Songo Park
Vanaprastha Gedong Songo Park is located in the Gedong Songo Temple area, Krajan, Banyu Kuning, Bandungan.Here, you can visit wooden houses built among pine forests. Just pay an entrance fee of around Rp. 5,000, you can enjoy the beautiful and cool atmosphere while taking pictures at Vanaprastha.
- Avalokitesvara Pagoda
Avalokitesvara Pagoda is on Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan, Pudakpayung, Banyumanik, Semarang. Similar to Sam Po Kong, Avalokitesvara Pagoda can also be an interesting photo spot when you visit Semarang. The pagoda, which was built in 1955, has a height of about 45 meters and consists of seven levels. Each level has four statues of Dewi Kwan Im facing the four cardinal directions.
- New Savanna Rawa Pening
New Sabana in Rawa Pening is a tourist spot in the form of a dry lake, then overgrown with wild plants so that it looks like a savanna. When the weather is sunny, you can take pictures in the savanna with the background of Mount Telomoyo, Merbabu, and Ungaran. You should not come during the rainy season because this lake may be covered with water again.
- Watu Gunung
Watu Gunung is located in Lerep Village, West Ungaran, Semarang. In this place, you will find a bathing pool with a typical panorama of the Ungaran Mountains. This place is perfect as a place to escape from the noise of the city.
- Medini Tea Garden
Medini Tea Gardens is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level, in the hills of the Ungaran Mountains. Like tea gardens in general, Medini Tea Gardens also offers a beautiful atmosphere and cool air. In addition to capturing some beautiful moments around the tea garden, you can also do camping.
- Lawe Waterfall
Semarang also has a beautiful waterfall which is located close to Medini Tea Gardens. The name is Curug Lawe, this waterfall can be accessed by walking about 15-20 minutes from the entrance ticket to the Medini Tea Gardens. If you want to enter the waterfall area, you only need to pay an entrance fee of around IDR 4,000. Here, you can enjoy the freshness and beauty of Curug Lawe.
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