Semarang (Java), Indonesia

Semarang, a major port during the Dutch colonial era, is known in Indonesia as a melting pot of Chinese, Indian Arab and European cultures. During your time, visit Poo Kong, a 15th-century temple in Chinatown and Simpang Lima, a tree-lined green space in the commercial district. And Koepelkerk, a copper-domed, Phanteon style church from 1753, is a must see.

When you work up an appetite, head to the Pasar Semawis Culinary Center in Gang Warung where you’ll find stalls selling mouthwatering pork dishes.

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