Fodor's Expert Review Chinatown
An estimated third of Semarang's residents are Chinese, making it Java's most Chinese city. The Kota Lama neighborhood features a maze of slender alleys and small, colorful shops. Main attractions are Pasar Cina (Chinese Market) on Gang Pinggir and Tay Kak Sie Temple (Gang Lombok), built in 1772. Followers of Confucianism come daily to burn incense and offer prayers, and it's the site for vibrant lunar year celebrations.