regency capital of Semarang Regency, Indonesia

Ungaran is a town in Central Java. It is the capital of Semarang Regency.

Understand edit

Ungaran is a small town immediately south of Semarang, essentially an outer suburb. It is easily reached by public transport or taxi. It is at a higher altitude on the slopes of Mount Ungaran. If you are in Semarang for a few days and need to get out of town, there are a couple of places to consider visiting.

Get in edit

By bus edit

The corridor 2 of Trans Semarang bus connects Terboyo in Semarang and 1 Sisemut bus terminal in Ungaran.

By car edit

Ungaran is 25 km from Semarang. These are two alternatives, you may use Route 20 National Road or use Route 6 Trans-Java Toll Road (Semarang-Solo) and exit through Ungaran toll gate.

By taxi edit

Semarang taxis consider Ungaran to be within the city limits, so are happy to travel there. If traffic isn't too heavy, the journey will not be much more than 30 minutes.

Get around edit

Map of Ungaran

By bus edit

There is a medium TransJateng bus that connects the main road of Ungaran with bus stops.

By ojek edit

Using ojek (motorcycle taxi) is more flexible to go to tourists or public objects.

By ride-hailing app edit

There are some online ride-hailing apps such as Gojek, and Grab. You may choose to go by motorcycle or car.

On foot edit

Some downtown streets are walking-friendly for pedestrians. Beware of walking along the street without a sidewalk.

See edit

  • 1 Ngempon Temple (Candi Ngempon), Klego, Ngempon, Bergas. A complex of Hindu temples. Surrounding the temple, there is a waterfall called Curug Grenjeng-Ngempon and also hot spring baths.
  • 2 Willem II Fort (Benteng Williem II, Fort de Ontmoeting), Jl. Gatot Subroto, Dliwang, Bandarjo, West Ungaran. 08:00-18:00. Monumental Dutch colonial-era fortress from the 18th century.

Do edit

Curug Lawe

A couple of 2-3 hour hikes to waterfalls are possible on the slopes of Mount Ungaran close to the town.

  • 1 Curug Lawe, Kalisidi village, Ungaran Barat district (In Kalisidi village, at the Sumur Gunung intersection, take the road to the Zanzibar clove plantation. Once on that road, any villager will know the start point for the hike.). Actually two waterfalls close by each, Curug Lawe and Curug Benowo (curug is Javanese for waterfall). The first part of the hike is along the side of an irrigation canal, followed by a section across the fairly rocky ground. There is the chance to see black Javanese leaf monkeys. They are usually active in the early morning.
  • 2 Curug Semirang, Gintungan hamlet, Gogik village, Ungaran Barat district (On the road from Semarang to Solo take a road off to the west at the junction in front of the Ungaran Cantik hotel.). A couple of hours hike through nutmeg plantations and natural forest. There is a pool so you can swim there. Some small food stalls have been set up near the waterfall.
  • 3 Kolam Renang Tirto Argo Siwarak, Jl. Tirto Argo, Blanten, Nyatnyono, West Ungaran, +62 856 008 55500. 07:00-16:00. Public swimming pool with refreshing water from Mt. Ungaran. Entry: Rp20,000.
  • 4 Tourism Village Lerep (Desa Wisata Lerep), Lerep, West Ungaran, +62 896 554 91853. Learning Javanese art and culture.
  • 5 Wana Wisata Penggaron, Siroto, Susukan, East Ungaran. 08:00-18:00. Do camping and jungle tracking. Entry: Rp6,000.

Buy edit

Food souvenirs edit

  • 1 Tahu Baxo Ibu Pudji (Tahu Bakso Bu Pudji Langensari), Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.156, Setiggen, Langensari, West Ungaran, +62 851 003 31711. 07:00-20:00. Tahu bakso is tofu with beef or fish dough inside. It is specialty of Ungaran, Semarang Regency.

Eat edit

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget under Rp50,000
Mid-range Rp50,000-150,000
Splurge over Rp150,000

Budget edit

Indonesian edit

  • 1 Mie Ayam dan Bakso Bang Krebo, Jl. Ahmad Yani, Sidomulyo, East Ungaran. 10:00-21:00. Serve mie ayam (chicken noodles soup) and bakso (meatball soup). Also, they have lemonade and iced tea for drink. Rp15,000-25,000.
  • 2 Soto Gudangan Bu Kusnin, Jl. MT Hariyono, Sidomulyo, East Ungaran. Start: 07:00. Soto gudangan or abbreviated as Sogud is Ungaran type of soto (traditional Indonesian soup). It is a beef soup rice with veggies and grated coconut. Rp13,000-20,000.

Western edit

Bakery edit

  • 4 Virgin Cake & Bakery Ungaran, Jl. Diponegoro No. 297, East Ungaran, +62 24 6926767. 06:00-22:00. There are various breads and cakes. Also, they have some traditional Javanese snacks. Start from Rp5,000.

Mid-range edit

Indonesian edit

  • 5 Sate Sapi Pak Kempleng 1, Jl. Diponegoro No.265, Genuk, West Ungaran. +62 24 6923314. An Ungaran delicacy of beef satay. 10 skewers: Rp95,000.

Drink edit

Coffee shops edit

  • 1 Kopi Klothok Sadar, Kalipasir, Kalirejo, East Ungaran (Near Alun-alun Bung Karno), +62 818 058 77795. 14:00-24:00. Serve arabica and robusta coffee. Also, they have hot ginger drinks, tea, and hot chocolate. Start from Rp4,000.
  • 2 Kopi Tarik Ungaran, Jl. Kartini No.230 B, Sembungan, Ungaran, +62 811 188 9011. 17:00-01:00. Serving various coffee drinks and snacks.

Sleep edit

  • 1 C3 Hotel, Jl. Diponegoro No.223, Genuk Timur, Genuk, Ungaran Barat, +62 24 6926677, . A 3-star hotel. Arond Rp500,000.
  • 2 Hills Joglo Villa, Desa Keji RT. 06/01, Mapagan, Keji, Ungaran Barat (Most taxi drivers know the nearby larger Balemong hotel. Keep going past that for a couple of hundred metres till you see the large circular red sign pointing you off to the left side.), +62 24 6926101. A collection of traditional Javanese houses, each set up as a villa with a swimming pool. Start from Rp479,400.

Connect edit

The telephone area code of Ungaran is 024.

Go next edit

Try checking out the other nearby hill towns of Bandungan, Kopeng, Ambarawa and Salatiga, or keep moving further south to the attractions of Yogyakarta or Surakarta, or the Dieng Plateau to the southwest.

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