Srigunting Park in Semarang City, Central Java Province
Kota Lama or the Old City perhaps is the most iconic tourist area in Semarang City. It is because tourists can find lots of historical buildings for them to explore. Well, not many people are aware of the presence of Srigunting Park, though. It resides in Tanjung Mas Village and belongs to Semarang Utara Sub-District. Like other landmarks located in Kota Lama, the park has been there since the reign of the Dutch. In the past, it was used as a parade stage by both local government and citizens. However, these days, it turns into a gathering place for tourists, communities, and nearby residents!
Once arriving at Srigunting Park, a clean and serene nuance welcomes everyone. The best thing is the park is located near to famous building including Blenduk Chruch, Kerta Niaga, Jiwasraya, and Marba Building. Like other parks, tourists may find plants, trees, benches, and other common objects including the outdoor lightings. Another recognizable feature is the presence of 4 entrances located in the entire corners of the park. This explains why people can access the site from anywhere regardless of where they come from.
Exploring Srigunting Park
Being a new popular vacation spot in Semarang City, Srigunting Park keeps luring more people either the locals or those coming from nearby cities. Visitors don’t even need to do anything! They can simply sit in the park and enjoy the nuance. In this case, they should choose the right time to come to the park. For example, it is early in the morning when the atmosphere is the best. The fresh air and peaceful ambiance may soothe them instantly! As for an alternative, coming to the park in the afternoon is also recommended. At the time, many locals come to the park for relaxing and hanging out with friends. The nuance is merrier at the time.
Aside from relaxation, many people come to Srigunting Park in order to conduct photography. It is more than just taking selfies, but they can take pictures of the nearby building especially the famous Blenduk Church. Here is the tip. Everyone should come when local communities conduct a gathering at the park. At the time, the atmosphere is the best as tourists can meet various people with unique hobbies. Somehow, it gives them a better chance to take more interesting photos.
For those coming in the afternoon, they may see many food vendors selling their products near to the park. The price is cheap and the taste is unique. Thus, make sure to carry enough cash to try them all!
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How to Get There
From Ahmad Yani International Airport, a trip to Srigunting Park takes only 16 minutes. The distance between them is only 7.4 km, after all. It can even be faster if tourists take Nasional 14 Street. Once arriving at Semarang Utara Sub-District, the last thing to do is to get to Tanjung Mas Village where the park is located.
Where to Stay
- Achteruis Guesthouse
- Pelangi Indah Hotel
- Aston Hotel
- Metro Hotel
- Airy Hotel