Travel to Semarang, Ancient City in Central Java – Indonesia
March 12, 2009 Leave a comment
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The city of Semarang, the capital of Central Java province is located on the north coast of Java Sea. The Northern part of the city is lying across on the plain coast and the Southern part is on the hilly side from Candi Baru area upward to the town of Ungaran.
Semarang is a busy administrative and Trading city, most of the offices, business centers, industrial estates are concentrated in the low land, where as in the hilly side, there are many houses with the beautiful gardens with a superb view to the town and the sea. The old records of this city date back to the 15th to the 18th century AD in where captivating ancient and colonial monuments still standing to present date.
There are some interesting places such ash GEREJA BLENDUK, Stasiun Tawang (Tawang Train Station), LAWANG SEWU, (Thousand Doors), In the downtown of Semarang is also a remarkable building from the “Old Dutch Time” and GOMBEL, A favorite place on the hill with its fresh air and picturesque landscape. In the evening, people like to be here to relax while enjoying the panoramic vista to the city and the harbor.
Gereja Blenduk is the eldest Christian Church in Central Java built by the Dutch community in 1753. It shows the Church architecture of the 18th century with its huge dome and a baroque organ inside the building. Nearby the Church, there are some buildings from the Dutch colonial time.
Now, Semarang has Simpang Lima, the shoping area that very famous in Indonesia. Simpang Lima look like Cuba Street or Manners Mall in Wellington, New Zealand. The favourite place to hang out, dating with your special friend and dinner in the unique tent that you can order some food.