The city of Semarang, capital city of Central Java province, is known for its numerous Chinese temples and monasteries. Semarang is where Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho during his journeys to the archipelago first set foot on Java's soil and sojourned here the longest. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that this city has one of the oldest Chinatown areas in the country which continues to draw visitors to explore.
This year, do plan to visit Semarang on Chinese New Year, on 8th February 2016, where you can witness and experience genuineChinese New Year festivities as presented by the Chinese Indonesian Peranakan community of Semarang.
A must-see destination one should definitely not miss while in Semarang is the Semawis market. Located at Gang Warung street, theSemawis Market or sometimes called Warung Semawis was originally a night market in Chinatown that was held a few days before the Chinese New Year celebrations. Lately, Semawis market was revitalized to commemorate the 600 years anniversary of Admiral Cheng Ho's arrival in the Indonesian archipelago.
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