Semarang, in Central Java, is a city of round and about 1,300,000 people.
The national capital Jakarta is situated 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Semarang, while Yogyakarta is 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south.
One of the most photographed historic sites in Semarang is the Lawang Sewu. This atmospheric place provides for tourists the chance to understand an important time in history. History buffs will love visiting this site and also other preserved old buildings for an understanding of the events that shaped this city.
Simpang Lima Park is one of the most popular natural escapes around Semarang. Families enjoy this peaceful space for its well-tended garden beds and trees.
Semarang’s major sights often overshadow the city’s less renowned, but equally rewarding spots such as the Great Mosque of Central Java.