10 Best Tourist Attractions in Semarang
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Semarang – Semarang is the capital city of Central Java and also the fifth biggest city in Indonesia. Although it is not as famous as the other tourist cities, Semarang also has interesting tourist attractions. So what are the tourist attractions of Semarang?
1. Maron Beach
Located just hundreds meters in the north of Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang, Maron Beach is one of tourist attractions in Semarang which is in the west side. Maron Beach offers the beauty of exotic beach so it is most visited by tourist from around Semarang at the weekend. If you want to visit Maron Beach, you should remember that the way to the beach is still a foot steps, so it will be slippery when its raining. The cost of the entrance ticket is 3,000 IDR.
2. Lawang Sewu
Lawang Sewu is a ancient building in Semarang City. It was built in 1904 by the Dutch, Lawang Sewi was the Dutch’s Train Company. The name of Lawang Sewu which means thousands doors came from the shape of the building which has many doors and windows. The interesting thing about Lawang Sewu is that this place is haunted which is completed the typical ancient architecture. Lawang sewu also has basement which was used as prisons. The cost of the entrance ticket of Lawang Sewu is 10,000 IDR.
3. Taman Lele Tourism Village
Taman Lele Tourism Village is one of tourist sites in Semarang which is essential for spending your holiday time. Wih more than 2 hectares wide, Taman Lele Tourism Village has various supporting facilities for family. The facilities available at Taman Lele Tourism Village are Swimming pool, artificial lake, Mini zoo, kids play park, gazebo, lodging, and stage. The cost of entrance ticket of Taman Lele Tourism Park is 2,000 IDR on Monday until Saturday, and 3,500 on Sunday.
4. Marina Beach
Marina Beach is a small beach in the north of Semarang City. Located in Yos Sudarso street, Marina Beach is a tourist site in Semarang which is favorite as jogging purposes. The beach which is located in a resident has facilities such as swimming pool, speed boat, water ski, and kids play. Cycling around Marina Beach is very fun as the atmosphere is quiet and chilly with the trees.
5. Tirang Beach
Tirang Beach is a blue and neat beach which is located close to Ahmad Yani airport Semarang. Located about 5 Km from Marina Beach, Tirang Beach is the favorite beach for fishing white snapper and grouper. Besides, there is interesting mangrove forest in the beach. Tirang Beach is essential for those who like the quiet atmosphere of beach.
6. Central Java Grand Mosque
Central Java Grand Mosque is located in Semarang City, right in Gajah Raya Street. The grand mosque is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia which is most visited not only for praying, but also for the tourism. It was official in 2006, Central Java Grand Mosque which has more than 7,500 meters square wide field can carry about 16,000 people. Besides the main building of the mosque, there are other facilities in the mosque such as marriage room, auditorium, library, lodging, Islamic culture museum, cafe, souvenirs shop, rabbit cart, kids play and others.
7. Kali Pancur Waterfall
Kali Pancur Waterfall is one of tourist sites in Semarang which is most famous in nature tourist category. Kali Pancur Waterfall which is located in Nogosaren village, Semarang, has about 150 high, completed with natural stones and green tress, and has some swallow’s net. Before visiting the Kali Pancur waterfall, it is suggested to prepare body and get enough rest as you will through about 900 stair steps which will leave you very exhausting.
8. Buddhagaya Watugong Pagoda
Buddhagaya Watugong Pagoda is a 45 meters pagoda and as the highest pagoda in Indonesia. Buddhagaya Watugong Pagoda which is located in Perintis Kemerdekaan street is a religious place for Buddhists as well as tourist site which is interesting to visit as the unique and beauty of the building’s structure.
9. Wonderia Recreational Park
Wonderia Rereational Park which is located in Sriwijaya street is a tourist site in Semarang has been official since 2007. Wonderia Recreational Park has many interesting and fun plays such as Boom Boom Car, Kiddy Boat, Super Rally, Great House, Space Gyro, Merry Go Round, and Typhoon Coaster so that it is very essential for the kids. The entrance ticket of the Wonderia Recreational Park is 5,000 IDR.
10. Curug Benowo
Curug Benowo is a waterfall which is located in Mount Ugaran, Semarang and as the favorite waterfall for the nature lovers around Semarang. However Curug Benowo is less essential for family purposes as the way to Curug Benowo waterfall is quite difficult and exhausting. It takes about 2 hours walking in the narrow and stoned terrains, but it has very beautiful and natural view.