Sam Po Kong Temple

Sam Po Kong Temple, Semarang

Sam Po Kong Temple
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Radja Sitanggang
Jakarta, Indonesia634 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Sam Poo Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Semarang. With the typical Chinese architecture, and the dominance of red and yellow colour, it makes this Buddhist Temples even more beautiful.

Sam Poo Kong is a historical place to commemorate Admiral Cheng Ho who had anchored in North Java.During the pandemic, entry ticket price will be charged, Weekdays Rp.10.000 and weekend Rp.12.000 for adults . There are public facilities such as toilets, large parking lots, prayer rooms, culinary center. very strategic location and easy to access.
Written October 9, 2021
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beatrice390
Indonesia307 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Visiting Semarang is not going to be completed if you haven’t visit this temple.

Sam Po Kong temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang. This temple is not solely for Buddhist or Tao, but rather functions as a place of worship for people of various ethnicities and religious groups.

This temple is painted with a magnificent red color and crowned with a triple-layered pagoda-style roof, typical of East Asian culture. Really beautiful...

It’s worth to make a visit at least once when you’re around.
Written January 12, 2021
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Lily
Jakarta, Indonesia107 contributions
Dec 2020
If you are the new traveler in Semarang (like me) I think you should visit this temple because this is one of the place in Semarang that you must visit. But, don't expect too much about this temple because this is not too big and if you don't come here to pray, what you can do is only take a good picture in here.

It's so hot here so better put your sunscreen on before you go.
Written December 14, 2020
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2,153 contributions
Nov 2020
This temple located near Semarang downtown. The complex was huge. There were many buildings and statues inside the complex. The complex was divided into two area, plaza area and temple buildings. This is a must visit place in Semarang.
Written November 2, 2020
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Denny T
Jakarta, Indonesia12 contributions
Oct 2020
Very happy to visit this temple & witnessed greatness the Chinese architecture blends with javanese culture around the temple
Written October 29, 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia240 contributions
Dec 2019
we visit this place in our family trip across Java. I really like this temple it is really big and there is a lot of souvenirs that we can buy there
Written September 5, 2020
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Harry K Harkbipolar
Santa Monica, CA119 contributions
Sep 2019
it was established by moslem admiral Cheng Ho from china, located the western semarang area 2miles drive from the downtown to get there. too bad they don't provide clean toilet
Written August 19, 2020
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,401 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a very famous chinese temple in Central Java. A lot of people come to this temple praying and asking for prosperity. The part of the temple for praying is a small one. You get your entrance fee back if you come for praying, not as a visitor. It's not only chinese people who come to this temple for praying but also the javanese. There is a kind of acculturation between javanese and chinese tradition here. The most interesting of this temple are "the one year" giant candles. The candles are burning the whole year.
Written May 30, 2020
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Ferdy Liman
Bandng7 contributions
Dec 2019
I came here for the first time with my family on vacation. Nice place to visit and take pictures in chinese traditional dress.
Written March 9, 2020
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Bagus Perbawa
Denpasar, Indonesia643 contributions
Dec 2019
So much is written about this place already and for someone interested with history and architecture, this place is awesome. Most important part is probably visiting the stone cave and see the wonderful architecture.
On a side note - it's always crowded so getting a good photo remains a challenge.
Written February 21, 2020
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