Fodor's Expert Review Sam Po Kong Temple

Semarang Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Honoring Admiral Cheng Ho (alternatively Zhang He and Sam Po Kong), the famed Ming dynasty Chinese-Muslim leader and adventurer, this temple complex was refurbished for the 600th anniversary celebration of his landing here in 1405. Although a eunuch, Cheng Ho is considered the patriarch of the Indonesian and other Southeast Asian Chinese communities. Amid shrines and festival platforms, the brightly painted main structure, called Gedung Batu (Stone Building), is a cave containing a statue of the hero, guarded by dragons.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Jalan Simongan No. 127–129
Semarang, Central Java  Indonesia

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