Semarang Old Town
Semarang Old Town is part of the Tentative list of Indonesia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Elisabeth Fransisca Situmorang Indonesia 01.07.15
Semarang is the capital city of Central Java, and it is not hard to get there from Jakarta. A 40 mins flight or 6 hrs train ride will get you to there.
The location of the Kota Lama (Old Town) is not far and quite central. The area covered is not that huge and some buildings worth seeing is not that many as well.
I have to say that some serious things need to be done in order to preserve the area.
The one that is the icon of the Old Town, and also the icon of Semarang City itself is the Church (Gereja Blendhuk) in the central of the area. It is still operating, I even went there for a Sunday mass.
Some old buildings still leave the 'colonial feel' when seeing them, some restaurants nearby also keep the 'old time look and feel' to the patrons. Hope they keep it up..