Diponegoro Park in Semarang City, Central Java Province
Well, tourists have many reasons to visit a big city like Semarang. It is as simple as spending a recreation with families at local parks. As the reference, there is Diponegoro Park at Gajahmungkur Sub-District. It resides in Lempongsari Village, actually. The location is in the north part of the city and it is located at the fork of several streets namely Telomoyo, Argopuro, Kawi, S.Parman, and Diponegoro. The fact is the park has been there since the reign of the Dutch! As for tourist activities, visitors can enjoy relaxation, photography, and jogging. Some people even come to the site to learn the history.
In terms of size, Diponegoro Park is considered moderate (which is about 50 x 15 meters). What about the nuance? Thanks to the local government. They have done a good job in retaining the park. No wonder, it comes with a clean environment and comfortable ambiance. There is even a big name sign installed, so tourists can find the location easily. For the information, the park is also surrounded by several important buildings like Sultan Agung shopping complex, Kaapel, Puri Wedari, and Kasdam Diponegoro Housing.
Exploring Diponegoro Park
Diponegoro Park is the center of Candi Baru Housing. No wonder, most visitors are the residents or those who live nearby. These people often come in the afternoon after work in order to relax and eradicate stresses due to hectic workloads. Also, the park becomes crowded during weekends when local families come with their kids to enjoy the nuance. Another best time to visit the park is in the morning. At the time, visitors usually conduct jogging and other casual sports. The atmosphere is quite good to do, after all.
Photography and exploration also become the motives why tourists are interested in visiting Diponegoro Park. In the midst of the park, they may find a rounded plaza. At a glance, the design is similar to European parks during the Renaissance Era. No wonder it becomes the prime background or object for photography! The next alluring condition is the vast grassy land covering most parts of the park. Not to mention many palm trees beautify the sides of the park! In the west part of the site, tourists can also find a big Kesambi Tree!
What about the history? Well, Diponegoro Park has been there since the reign of the Dutch. Actually, the park was included in a project in building Candi Housing back then. The architect was Herman Thomas and he began the construction in 1916. At the time, the park was called Raadsplein!
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How to Get There
For those coming from Ahmad Yani International Airport, they only need to spend about 14 minutes to get to Diponegoro Park. It is because the distance is 6.6 km. As for the best route, tourists only need to take Pamularsih Raya and Letnan Jendral S. Parman Street. Once arriving at Gajahmungkur Sub-District, the last thing to do is to reach Lempongsari Village where the park is located.
Where to Stay
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