Semarang, Java, Indonesia
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
Don't miss Semarang's most popular attractions. Starting from the pier, you will travel to Joglo Hill -- it is a scenic 60-minute drive through the Ungaran Highland, rice paddies and villages.
Surrounded by paddy fields and landscaped grounds, Joglo Hill boasts traditional Javanese-style accommodations. Upon arriving at this elegant retreat, you'll be treated to Javanese coffee or tea served with traditional rice cakes, crackers and seasonal fruits, and a tour of the villa owner’s antique collections.
Visit Sam Po Kong (Gedung Batu), a unique temple built in honor of the famous Chinese Admiral, Zheng He. Inside the temple are many outstanding stone carvings and sculptures, as well as several shrines and tombs.
Continue to Rongowarsito Museum, the biggest provincial museum in Indonesia with an impressive collection of antiquities, Javanese handicrafts, photo documentaries, paintings and artifacts.
Visit Greja Blenduk, the oldest church in central Java dating back to 1753. It is built in the shape of a Greek cross, and the interior of this imposing protestant Dutch church is dominated by an enormous Baroque organ and pulpit. Although the organ was never restored and is no longer working, it stands as a quiet reminder of the church's rather glorious past.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing; bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.