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Address: Jl. Simongan Raya 129, Semarang, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 24 760 5277

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A mini China

Great place to experience China in the heart of Semarang. The buildings is just beautiful, nice place to take pictures. Don't need to go too far .. It's just the information is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place to experience China in the heart of Semarang. The buildings is just beautiful, nice place to take pictures. Don't need to go too far .. It's just the information is not much on what is what..

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North Willoughby, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Zheng Ho was a great Sailor who probably found America long before Columbus, he has been coming to Indonesia and south east asia a few times and probably spread the chinese civilisation around Indonesia.

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50 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It claims to be the oldest temple in the area, dating back as far as around 1410. However, what you will see is clearly nowhere near as old as that. In fact it appears relatively new. They don't provide much information on the history, indeed even the wikipedia entry seems unclear, and as much mythology as fact. But despite that,... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Sam Poo Kong Temple is the oldest chinese temple in Semarang (says wikipedia). Nevertheless, everyting looks - to my eye - quite new... perhaps due to the last renovation which took place from 2002 to 2005. Anyway - it is a colourful place, go there and have your own impression.

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New Delhi, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Perhaps my expectations were set too high; or perhaps it was the terrible traffic we had to go through to reach here. It took us almost an hour from the Gereja Blenduk, so that it was almost dark by the time we reached. Not easy in that light to get a sense of the way the temple/s are laid out,... More 

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First destination to go this temple...its awesome temple...not only you can pray..you can also see the Cheng Ho'slife history...will be back there again...

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Jakarta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good place to see the history of Chinese in Java and also how Chinese Moslem grows. There are lots of statues sculptures which tells the story of how Chinese grown (including Moslem Chinese) in Java and also there are many temples complete with the story

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

a good place to revisit history of how the chinese admiral created an everlasting history of sea travel in south east asia. a part of history that was erased bit by bit from today's malaysia history books of learning of today younger generation .we should be proud that we can relearn these part of history engraved in semarang indonesia sam... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is one of main attraction in Semarang. For me, it is just the same with other temples. This building was relatively new or because of their renovation. If you don't pray, you need to pay Rp. 20000 or about SGD2.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This temple has it's value, but you can find more atmospheric ones in the Old Town's chinese district

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