Sam Po Kong Temple, Semarang

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Admire the traditional Chinese architecture of Sam Po Kong Temple, a religious site dating back to the 1400s. Originally established by a Chinese Muslim explorer, the temple is now shared by visitors of various faiths. In the same spirit of collectivity and togetherness, the look of the temple cuts across cultural lines of style, iconography, and purpose, displaying Javanese and Chinese influences. Take a walk around the grounds to see each of the separate temples and gain interesting perspectives on their complementary design and layout. Before you head to Semarang, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Semarang travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Semarang has to offer, including Sam Po Kong Temple.
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  • On a sunny day we travelled with our dear Rohnan and Harsun guides set out to admire the temple. To our great fortune had both guides one of their children. Upon entering, you come right in the food court right, here you can enjoy local and international snacks. For us, of course, a nice start of this fantastic afternoon. With a full stomach we pulled the square to the General of close to admire, what a great picture. There was also live music, there was danced, people were cheerful, the Sun was shining and everyone was enjoying the special day. This is really a must for everyone in Indonesia!
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  • No wonder this is one of the best chines heritage in indonesia. its was build with best architecture bring the china atmosphere into indonesia. its should be apart of UNESCO heritage  more »
  • Its beautiful. A place in the country of China. Suitable for the likes selfie. Sayang entry tickets are expensive. Advice is cheap, take aja aja. The difference is, the more expensive it can go up to the front desk of prayer. While cheaper outside the building.
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  • This is also one of the iconic spot in Semarang. This Chinese temple is dominated with red colour and white marbles. There are statue of General Sam Po Kong in the premise and other statues. There also right and left wings structure besides the main temple. Beautiful spot, good for historical lesson and good for photography too since it very instagramable.
  • Great historical place, if you want to know about diversity in Indonesia. Visitor come from other religions also. It's great to take photos here, but be careful don't disturb the people's praying.
  • A great historical place with many exciting Chinese cultural shows. Guide service available and much recommended. Facilities could be better.
  • Place is clean and well maintained. The tour guide was kind and excellent. Overall was a great experience
  • It's easy to be found. The architecture is great. However, it's hot there, there not many shelter beside the temple building. The entrance ticket is okay, but to pay Rp 20K to pray in the shrine??

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