On February 25, 2016, we docked on the island of Java at the port of Semarang in Indonesia. Semarang is the port to go to Borobudur, a Buddhist temple and World Heritage site. Since we were there last year, see Java 2015, we decided to explore in and around Semarang. We drove through the streets of Semarang to our first stop Gereja Blenduk, a Protestant church which was built in 1773. Traveling into the countryside to Batik Semarang 16, we saw the process of cloth weaving and Batik dying as well the construction of hand made clothing. We traveled back through the rice fields to our last stop of the day, Sam Po Kong Chinese Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang which consisting of 5 separate temples of Chinese-Javanese architecture.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.