Tay Kak Sie is a quaint little Chinese temple built in the 18th century. It is definitely not a big temple but it sure exudes all the feel and charm of an ancient house of worship.
It is located on a plot of land next to a river in the Chinatown (Pecinan) area of Semarang and everything in the temple from the altars, idols, statues, statuettes, tablets, paintings, ornaments, etc all have withstood the test of time and have an original & antique look about them. A number of different deities are worshipped in this temple, including "Kuan Yin" and "Sam Poh Kong". The architectural design of this temple is also unique especially the dragon sculptures and motifs that adorn the roof tops as well as the roof edges (see pics).
Along the narrow road leading to this temple is another famous attraction, the Lunpia Gang Lombok shop, which sells arguably the best spring rolls in Semarang or even the whole of Indonesia.
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