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Top Things to Do in Central Java

Talking about the natural and tourism potential of Central Java, indeed it does not need to be doubted. The city with the capital city of Semarang holds a diversity. If you want to find natural attractions in Central Java, culinary tours, entertainment, the nearest healing places, even historical and culture are all available! It's no doubt that tourist attractions in Central Java are often visited by local and foreign tourists when the holiday season arrives.

Each area or region in Central Java offers uniqueness and diversity. Such as the city of Semarang which is the center of government, the city of Solo which is richful with cultural and historical tourism, even the city of Wonosobo which is rich in nature. Apart from the areas above, you can also visit a number of tourist attractions in Central Java below, such as:

After being satisfied with exploring tourist attractions in Central Java, you need to recharge your energy by tasting the culinary delights of Central Java. Many people say that the Java region is most likely full of sweet foods. But who would have thought that food in Central Java also has a variety of tastes, not just sweet. The following, tiket.com summarizes a list of culinary delights from various regions in Central Java that must be tried while visiting!

  • Tahu Gimbal
  • Tempe Mendoan
  • Tahu Petis
  • Lumpia Semarang
  • Mie Ongklok
  • Sego Gandul
  • Sate Klathak
  • Soto Sokaraja
  • Selat Solo
  • Garang Asem
  • Getuk Goreng
  • Lontong Dekem
  • Tengkleng Gajah
  • Sate Ambal
  • Oseng-oseng Mercon
  • Nasi Liwet
  • Mangut Beong
  • Serabi

Besides the cuisine of Central Javanese which is rich in spices and flavours, you also need to taste a number of legendary drinks from various regions in Central Java. There are a variety of unique and refreshing flavors. Check the lineup below!

  • Dawet Ireng
  • Es Doger
  • Sekoteng
  • Wedang Uwuh
  • Es Dawet
  • Es Oyen
  • Wedang Ronde
  • Es Teler

Then there are a list of recommendations for the best activities when visiting tourist destinations in Central Java. Among them are climbing Mount Prau, Mount Sumbing, Mount Merbabu, and Mount Sindoro. Or visit tourist attractions Guci in Tegal, Central Java, which are currently popular. For those of you who like historical sites, visit Borobudur Temple, Solo Palace, Lawang Sewu, Sam Poo Kong Temple, Ratu Boko Palace, Avalokitesvara Pagoda, and the Ambarawa Railway Museum. Not to forget there is Karimunjawa, a national park located on the island of Java which presents exotic beaches and stunning views.

The best time to visit Central Java is during the dry season which occurs between June and September. Why in summer? The reason is that you can enjoy all the tourist attractions in Central Java without fear of rain. In addition, it is highly recommended to avoid school children during the holiday season. The reason is that during this period almost all tourist attractions in Central Java had full hotel occupancy.

How to Get to Central Java Tourist Attractions

There are some access transportations to get to Central Java Tourist Attractions, they are:

  • Plane

You can book flight tickets to Central Java. The following are popular routes with destinations in several areas of Central Java. Such as flight tickets from Jakarta Semarang, and flight tickets from Jakarta Solo.

  • Train

If you are a loyal user of rail transportation, order train tickets now to Central Java. Several popular train routes to Central Java include train tickets Jakarta Semarang, train tickets Jakarta Solo, and train tickets Jakarta Purwokerto.

  • Car

Another option, if you don't want to bother taking public transportation, you can find the closest car rental from Central Java at tiket.com.

20 Recommendations of Tourist Attractions in Central Java

  1. Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Central Java. Located in the city of Magelang, Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world. There are 72 stupas and are equipped with the Mandala architectural style which reflects the universe in Buddhist beliefs. Borobudur Temple Entrance Ticket starts from IDR 24,000. Besides being able to add insight into the history of the temple, you can also see views of the city of Magelang from the top of Borobudur Temple.

  • Address: Jalan Badrawati, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 09:30 - 17:00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Dusun Semilir

Only about 30 kilometers from downtown Semarang, Dusun Semilir is a Central Java tour that you shouldn't miss. This is because Dusun Semilir offers a variety of attractions, games and spots that are contemporary and Instagramable. Even this tourist spot in Central Java is very popular among local residents and tourists from outside the region. Not only providing rides for games and photo spots, there are also places to stay and shopping spots to culinary delights. To save even more during the holidays, let's buy a cheap Central Java tour package for 2023, Tour 1 Hari Semarang Saloka Park, Dusun Semilir, Cimory By Sheyco Tour. Prices for Central Java tour packages start from IDR 580,000.

  • Address: Jalan Soekarno Hatta 49, Ngemplak, Bawen Kabupaten Semarang 50661
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 09:00 - 18:00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Lawang Sewu

Lawang Sewu or in Javanese means 'a building with a thousand doors' is a historical and cultural tour in Semarang. This tourist spot in Central Java began to be built on February 27, 1904 and was completed in July 1907. The Lawang Sewu building was designed by a Dutch architect, namely Prof. Jakob F. Klinkhamer and B.J. Ouendag. In addition to its unique architectural style, there are spots in the Lawang Sewu building that attract attention. Namely stained glass designed by Johannes Lourens Schouten. You can get the best experience in Lawang Sewu by joining the Semarang Lawang Sewu Tour 1 Hari Semarang Lawang Sewu, Sam Poo Kong, Kota Lama, Cimory By Sheyco Tour. Ticket prices for this Semarang tour start from IDR 410,000.

  • Address: Jalan Pemuda Nomor 160, Sekayu, Kecamatan Semarang Tengah, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50132
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 08:00 - 17:00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Kota Lama Semarang

Traveling to Central Java, especially the city of Semarang, it is a shame if you don't visit the Old Town. Because the Old City of Semarang has its own allure. Here you will find typical Dutch colonial buildings of high historical value. You can visit the Blenduk Church, Srigunting Park, the Jiwasraya Insurance Building, the Mandiri Mpu Tantular Bank Building, the Root House next to the Jiwasraya Building, the Oudetrap Building, and the Semarang Art Gallery.

  • Address: Jalan Letjen Suprapto Nomor 31, Tj. Mas, Kecamatan Semarang Utara, Kota Semarang
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Gunung Prau

For you mountain climbers or fans of nature tourism in Central Java, you must be familiar with Mount Prau. Yup, this mountain which is located in the Dieng Plateau area has a relatively easy hiking trail and only takes 3-4 hours. The main attraction of this mountain in Central Java is, of course, the view at the top. Many tourists call the atmosphere at the top so beautiful and peaceful, it will enchant anyone who visits. Dieng Tourism, Central Java, must be included in the holiday itinerary. You can join the cheap Central Java tour package 2023 Opentrip 3D2N Mount Prau by Travel Buddies. Ticket prices for this Central Java tour start from IDR 750,000.

  • Address: Dieng, Wonosobo, Central Java
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Solo Safari

Solo Safari is the newest tourist spot in Solo which was formerly the Taru Jurug Animal Park. Solo Safari offers educational and entertainment tours featuring a number of animals. Among them are otters, elephants, dragons, pelicans, lions, gibbons, sun bears, wallabies and Javan gibbons. Solo Safari entry ticket prices start from IDR 29,400.

  • Address: Jalan Ir. Sutami Nomor 109, Kecamatan. Jebres, Kota Surakarta, Central Java
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Friday : 08.30 - 16.30. Meanwhile Saturday and Sunday : 08.00 - 16.30 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Saloka Theme Park

For those of you who have vacation plans in Central Java, especially Semarang, don't forget to include the Saloka Theme Park on your list of tourist attractions in Central Java that you must visit. Saloka Theme Park is a modern theme park that offers a variety of rides and attractions with 5 different zones. Not only for children, Saloka Theme Park is a tourist spot in Central Java that is friendly for all ages. Saloka Theme Park entrance ticket prices start from IDR 120,000.

  • Address: Jalan Fatmawati Nomor 154, Tuntang, Semarang, Central Java 50773
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Friday at 10.00-19.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Sam Poo Kong

Sam Poo Kong Temple is a symbol of acculturation between Chinese and Javanese culture. Not just a place of worship, Sam Poo Kong is also used as a tourist destination in Central Java, especially Semarang. The Sam Poo Kong pagoda building stands majestically with typical Chinese architecture and is dominated by bright red colors. During major holiday celebrations, such as Chinese New Year, the Sam Poo Kong temple will exhibit a number of attractions and entertainment that can be enjoyed by all walks of life. The ticket price for entering the Sam Poo Kong temple starts from IDR 35,000.

  • Address: Jalan Simongan Nomor 129, Bongsari, Kecamatan Semarang Bar., Semarang City, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Friday at 08.00-20.00. While Saturday and Sunday at 07.00-20.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Gereja Ayam

Ever heard of the name Gereja Ayam? Yup, local residents gave it the name Gereja Ayam because the shape of the building resembles a chicken. Gereja Ayam entrance ticket starts from IDR 25,000. But did you know that the real name of the Gereja Ayam is the Bukit Rhema Prayer House? This tourist spot in Central Java actually functions as a house of prayer, a rehabilitation center, and now it is also a cultural tourism spot in Magelang, Central Java.

  • Address: Karangrejo Gombong, Kurahan, Kembanglimus, Kecamatan. Borobudur, Kabupaten Magelang, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 07.00-17.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Karimun Jawa

Karimun Jawa is a district under the government of Jepara, Central Java. Karimun Jawa has 27 tropical islands which are formed from coral reefs and covered by green trees to sand beaches. There is a tropical beach that is so beautiful that it makes anyone who visits captivated by its charm. Soft beige sand, clear beach water, to enchanting underwater life. Apart from swimming and playing in the water, snorkeling and exploring small island clusters are the best activities that can be done on this Central Java tour. To save more and get the best holiday experience, you can buy cheap 2023 Central Java tour packages Opentrip 3D2N Karimun Jawa by Travel Buddies. Karimunjawa tour packages start from IDR 750,000.

  • Address: Karimunjawa, Jepara, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Umbul Sidomukti

For those of you who are looking for cool tourist spots in Central Java, Umbul Sidomukti is the answer. Umbul Sidomukti is a mountainous natural tourist attraction located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, Semarang. Located at an altitude of 1200 meters above the sea, this tourist spot in Central Java has cool and cold air. One of the main attractions of Umbul Sidomukti is the swimming pool which has a water source from natural springs. Apart from swimming, visitors can also go camping, try adrenaline-pumping rides, and enjoy the natural mountainous landscape.

  • Address: Sidomukti Jimbaran, Bandungan, Semarang, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 08.00-24.00 local time
  1. Merbabu Mountain

Mount Merbabu is in the regency area, namely Semarang, Boyolali and Magelang. This mountain, which has an altitude of 3,145 meters above sea level, is one of the highest mountains in Central Java. Apart from Mount Prau, this tour in Central Java is also a favorite climbing spot for mountain climbers. Moreover, the natural scenery when you are at the top is able to anesthetize anyone who sees it. Sea of white clouds, green mountainous landscape, beautiful sunrise, to other mountain views such as Mount Merapi, Sindoro, Sumbing, to Lawu. You can also join the Central Java tour package from Open Trip Gunung Merbabu via Suwanting/Selo by Kopdar Trip Indonesia. Ticket prices for this Central Java tour start from IDR 720,000.

  • Address: Selo, Boyolali, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Baturaden

Baturaden is one of the tours in Central Java which is on the slopes of Mount Slamet. No wonder when you get here you will be greeted with cold air typical of the mountains. Wana Wisata Baturraden itself is a protected forest area and outdoor recreation area. Ticket prices for Wana Wisata Baturraden start from Rp. 5,000 only. The chirping of birds, the cool atmosphere typical of the natural mountains complemented by a refreshing green view is a description of the conditions when you arrive at Baturaden. A number of activities that can be done here are playing in an unspoiled waterfall, stopping at the labyrinth garden, camping, and exploring the forest using a jeep.

  • Address: Jalan Raya Baturaden Nomor 174, Dusun I Karangmangu, Karangmangu, Baturaden, Banyumas, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 08.00-16.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau is a tourist attraction in Central Java which is located in 6 administrative regions at once. Namely Wonosobo, Banjarnegara, Batang, Pekalongan, Kendal, and Temanggung Regencies. It's just that the tourist area is better known in the Wonosobo and Banjarnegara regions. Dieng Tourism, Central Java, is famous for its natural scenery, ranging from mountainous plateaus, green valleys, fertile farmer's rice fields, savanna, to lakes. If you visit here, there are several Dieng attractions in Central Java that must be visited such as Sikidang Crater, Mount Sikunir, Arjuna Temple Complex, Mount Prau, and Telaga Warna. You can also join the Opentrip 3D2N Dieng by Travel Buddies tour package. Prices for this Central Java tour package start from IDR 700,000.

  • Address: Kejajar, Wonosobo, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Safari Beach Jateng

Previously Safari Beach Jateng had the name Batang Dolphin Center, a center for bottlenose dolphin conservation. But over time, this Central Java tourist attraction changed its name to its current name. Ticket prices for Safari Beach Jateng start from IDR 50,000. Apart from exhibiting bottlenose dolphins, Safari Beach Jateng provides animals from Indonesia and abroad that are being conserved. Not to forget, you can also enjoy the exotic atmosphere of Sigandu Beach.

  • Address: Jalan Pantai Sigandu - Ujungnegoro, Kidanglor, Klidang Lor, Batang, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 08.30-20.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Guci Hot Springs

If West Java has Ciater Hot Springs, Tegal in Central Java has Guci Hot Springs. Which is a natural tourist object in Central Java that is in demand by the local community. The air temperature around Guci Hot Springs reaches 17-20 degrees Celsius. While the temperature of the hot water reaches 41 degrees Celsius. This Central Java tour is on the slopes of Mount Slamet and has an altitude of around 1,050 meters above sea level. The Jar tourist spot in Tegal, Central Java, has an area of around 210 hectares with 13 fountains. It is said that the 13 showers of water can be trusted to cure all kinds of diseases.

  • Address: Guci Village, Bumijawa, Tegal, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Sindoro Mountain

The mountain which is at an altitude of 3,136 meters above sea level is an active volcano. It's just that Mount Sindoro is still relatively safe for climbing. Mount Sindoro is believed to have been the site of the Ancient Mataram civilization, only that evidence of this civilization was lost due to a volcanic eruption. The location of Mount Sindoro is fairly close to Mount Sumbing. No wonder people often call the two mountains the Twin Mountains. Mount Sindoro together with Mount Sumbing are often used as favorite climbing spots for climbers. You can join the cheap 2023 Central Java tour package Open Trip Gunung Sindoro via Alang Alang Sewu by Kopdar Trip Indonesia. Ticket prices for this Central Java tour start from IDR 645,000.

  • Address: Mount Sindoro via Alang-alang sewu, Anggrunggondok, Kertek, Wonosobo, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Rawa Pening

Have you ever heard of the legend of Rawa Pening? Yup, you can visit the original location, you know. Rawa Pening is a natural tourist attraction in Central Java in the form of a natural lake which is located in 4 districts at the same time, namely Bawen, Ambarawa, Tuntang and Banyubiru Districts. Rawa Pening has an area of around 2,670 hectares. There are a number of activities that can be carried out on this Central Java tour, including fishing, hunting for sunsets and sunrises, exploring the lake by boat, to culinary tours at a number of stalls on the edge of Rawa Pening.

  • Address: District Bawen, Ambarawa, Tuntang, dan Banyubiru, Semarang, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Umbul Ponggok

Do you want to experience a safe version of diving or snorkeling? Come on, visit Umbul Ponggong, a water tour that provides snorkeling and diving experiences in natural spring pools. Since it comes from natural tears, it will taste refreshing and cool. Visitors can capture underwater photo or video moments with various funny and interesting properties.

  • Address: Jalan Delanggu- Polanharjo, Jeblogan, Ponggok, Polanharjo, Klaten, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 08.00-16.00 local time
  1. Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat is a tour in Central Java that you cannot miss visiting. The Keraton Surakarta has an area of around 54 acres and a large collection of statues, horse-drawn carriages, weapons and royal heirlooms. One of the interesting terraced buildings in the Surakarta Kasunanan Palace, namely the Sanggabuwana Tower, is said to be the meeting place for the Queen of the South Seas and the King. Apart from the beauty of the palace buildings, the Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace also offers cultural tourism in Central Java such as traditional ceremonies, sacred dances and music. One of the famous traditional ceremonies is sekaten and Suro night.

  • Address: Jalan Kamandungan, Baluwarti, Pasar Kliwon, Surakarta City, Central Java 50148
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Thursday at 09.00-14.00. While Saturday-Sunday at 09.00-15.00 local time

While you are on vacation, don't forget to visit the 20 tourist attractions in Central Java above. Also make sure to buy Central Java travel tickets via tiket.com so you can get cheap Central Java 2023 travel prices. Let's make a memorable vacation to Central Java that is easy and fun with tiket.com!

Recommendations Lodging and Hotel in Central Java

Apart from preparing Central Java travel tickets, you also need to choose accommodation while on vacation to Central Java. When on vacation, the choice of accommodation is one of the most important aspects. Not only looking for inns and hotels in Central Java that fit on a budget, but you also have to consider the comfort aspect, right? Are you looking for the nearest lodging and hotel in Central Java? Check out the following list!

Apartments in Semarang Central Java

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