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About Semarang

Semarang, the cosmopolitan capital of Central Java, is filled with rambling Dutch colonial architecture, beautiful temples and a vibrant Chinese quarter. This charming, bustling city's most prominent landmark is Lawang Sewu, which means 'A Thousand Doors'. But the main attraction here is across the Kedu Plain from the city - the awe-inspiring Borobudur temple. Dating from the 9th century, this Buddhist stupa and temple complex is the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth. It's decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, and has a dramatic backdrop of twin active volcanoes. Lost to the jungle for hundreds of years, the temple complex was discovered during the rule of the British governor Thomas Stamford Raffles (the founder of Singapore) in 1814, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Shore excursions in Semarang

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