regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Kendal is a regency in in the northern part of Central Java province in Indonesia, west of Semarang. It is bordered by the Java Sea in the north, so it has many beaches.

Understand edit

Its capital is the town of Kendal, which is also known as the City of Santri.

Get in edit

By car edit

By Trans-Java toll road from Jakarta or Surabaya, you may exit in Kaliwungu, Kendal, or Weleri toll gate.

By intercity bus edit

You may take the intercity bus from Jakarta and ask the bus agent and the bus crew to get off in the town of Kendal.

By public bus edit

Using TransJateng bus from Mangkang bus terminal in Semarang to 1 Bahurekso bus terminal with numerous stops in Kendal City.

By train edit

KA Airlangga, KA Dharmawangsa, KA Jayabaya, and KA Kertajaya train from Jakarta or Surabaya also KA Kaligung and KA Joglosemarkerto train from Semarang stop in 2 Weleri railway station.

Get around edit

Map of Kendal (Indonesia)

By dogcart edit

Available in traditional fresh market.

By minibus edit

There are some minibuses with routes surrounding the regency.

By pedicab edit

A lot of pedicabs wait by the road, ready to usher to the residential area and the downtown.

By public bus edit

TransJateng bus has served the main roads around the city.

By rented-vehicle edit

You may rent a motorcycle or car to go to some tourist places outside the downtown of Kendal.

By ride-hailing app edit

Served by Gojek.

See edit

Curug Sewu

Nature edit

  • 1 Cagar Alam Pagerwunung Darupono, South Kaliwungu. Watching big teak trees.
  • 2 Curug Glawe, Cening, Singorojo. A waterfall with the natural conditions.
  • 3 Curug Sewu, Patean. The most famous waterfall in Kendal. Rp17,200.
  • 4 Danau Banaran, Surugajah, Ngargosari, Sukorejo. 08:00-17:00. A dam or "artificial lake" with beautiful natural views.
  • 5 Kemangi Beach (Pantai Kemangi), Jungsemi, Kangkung.
  • 6 Ngebum Beach (Pantai Ngebum), Kaliwungu.
  • 7 Sendang Sikucing Beach (Pantai Sendang Sikucing), Rowosari. Bustling beach featuring swimming, sunbathing, picnicking & fishing, plus a nearby park & mini zoo.

Historical sites edit

Old building in Cepiring sugar factory
  • 8 Pabrik Gula Cepiring (Industri Gula Nusantara), Cepiring. A sugar factory was inaugurated in 1835. There are also some old locomotives that are no longer in operation.

Do edit

Trekking on a tea plantation.

The view of Mount Ungaran from Medini tea plantation
  • 1 Medini tea plantation (Kebun teh Medini), Limbangan. 24 hours. Located on the slope of Mount Ungaran. You also may trail to the waterfall Curug Lawe Secepit.

Soaking in hot pools.

  • 2 Pemandian Air Panas Nglimut, Gonoharjo, Limbangan, +62 811 288 5488. 08:00-17:00. Enjoy a hot bath in a hilly and cooler area of Kendal.

Swimming in the public swimming pool.

  • 3 Tirto Arum, Jl. Raya Pantura No.21, Bugangin, +62 811 257 7707. 06:00-21:00.

Buy edit

Krupuk petis, a specialty cracker from Kendal

Souvenirs edit

  • Krupuk petis: a cracker made from black-coloured shrimp paste sauce.

Eat edit

There are various food stalls and restaurants surrounding city park 1 Alun-alun Kendal.

Budget edit

  • 2 Kampoeng Djowo Sekatul, Jl. Sunan Katon No.99, Sekutis, Margosari, Limbangan, +62 815 750 44109. 09:00-16:00. Serves Javanese cuisine. The restaurant uses the Javanese traditional house, Joglo. From Rp23,000.
  • 3 Warung Makan Farchat, Jl. Raya Timur Kaliwungu, Pandean, Krajan Kulon, Kaliwungu, +62 294 386399. 06:07-16:30. Try Momoh, a delicacy beef dish of Kaliwungu district, Kendal. From Rp15,000.

Mid-range edit

  • 4 Sate Bumbon Pak Nur, Jl. Kyai H. Abdul Wahab, Pegandon Tengah, Pegandon, +62 878 323 82443. 10:00-21:00. Try Kendal specialty beef satay called Sate bumbon. Rp50,000.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Hotel Grand Anugrah, Jl. Pemuda No.87. Basic rooms with free Wi-Fi in a relaxed budget hotel offering a cafe, a garden & a shared lounge. Rp151,032.
  • 2 Sae Inn Kendal, Jl. Raya Soekarno-Hatta No.338, Pekauman, Pegulon, Kendal, +62 294 388338. A 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant, a coffee shop & an outdoor pool. Rp431,635.

Connect edit

The telephone area code of Kendal is 0294.

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Routes through Kendal
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