Semarang Tourism, Indonesia

Visit Semarang - Best of Semarang

Semarang (formerly Dutch: Samarang, Indonesian: Kota Semarang), is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Central Java. It has an area of 373.78 square kilometres (144.32 sq mi) and a population of approximately 1,8 million people, making it Indonesia's fifth most populous city and the fifth largest Indonesian city after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and Medan. The built-up (metro) area had 3,183,516 inhabitants at the 2010 census spread on 2 cities and 26 districts. Greater Semarang (aka Kedungsapur) has a population of close to 6 million (see Greater Semarang section), and is located at 6°58′S 110°25′E / 6.967°S 110.417°E. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional center and port today, the city has a dominant Javanese population.


Semarang in Indonesia offers a unique experience to travellers. A gripping city on its own right, Yogyakarta also deserves a visit. Yogyakarta is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Prambanan Temple, Water Castle, Merapi Volcano. To reach Semarang, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Adisucipto International Airport. To explore Semarang, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Semarang.

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Facts and Stats for Semarang*

  • Pollution Statistics in Semarang

    Know the pollution level of Semarang before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Semarang: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Semarang for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Semarang.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.11 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.11 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.89 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.11 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Semarang - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Semarang is 118.99 (High)

    • Safety Index 57.99 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 66.53 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.3 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.29 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.18 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Semarang

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Semarang

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Semarang Travel Guides

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Semarang Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Semarang

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    Duration: 11 Hrs

    This private full day tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel accommodation.Drive to Solo City, visit Mangkunegara...

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    Railway and The Coffee New on TripHobo

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    This private half day tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel accommodation.Drive to Ambarawa Village, visit Ambar...

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    Duration: 6 Hrs

    This private half day tour begins when your guide pick you up from your hotel accommodation.First stop you will visit Central...

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