Jakarta. Semarang in Central Java offers various tourism destinations for travelers, from places of worship to scenic beaches and historical sites.
The provincial capital has numerous religious tourist destinations, including the Central Java Great Mosque, which boasts a magnificent design, complete with a museum and architecture typical of Makkah and Madinah.
The city also has Vihara Buddhagaya Watugong, a 45-meter-high Buddhist pagoda, which holds the record as Indonesia's tallest.
For marine tourism, Semarang has Marina and Maron beaches, both located near to Ahmad Yani International Airport.
For travelers who prefer city tours, there is Lawang Sewu (literally translated as Thousand Doors), a historical site built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company, complete with grand architecture and numerous doors and windows.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya encouraged travelers to post their holiday photos on social media to attract more tourists to the area.
"Don't forget to bring gadgets and share your happiness on social media," he said in a statement on Sunday (03/12).