If you are on vacation in Semarang, spare your time to visit Kudus, located in the east of Semarang. This small city which is famous for its Kretek cigarette production turns out to offer a variety of interesting tourist and culinary spots that you can try. Here are our recommendations for things you can do while in Kudus.
Gerbang Kudus (Kudus Gate)
When you enter Kudus, you will definitely pass this place. If you visit here in the morning, make sure you come before sunrise to witness the beautiful atmosphere and scenery. Apart from the morning, the best time to visit here is at night. The lights around the monument that turn on at night also provide a great view.
Jl. AKBP Agil Kusumadya No.160, Area Sawah/Kebun, Jati Wetan, Kudus
Kretek Kudus Museum
As we know, Kudus is very well known for its kretek production. If you want to learn about the history of kretek, this is the right place. This museum has various kinds of cigarette production equipment or machines from ancient times. In addition, you can see a diorama showing the production process of a cigarette, from planting tobacco to making cigarettes.
Jl. Getas Pejaten No.155, Getas, Getas Pejaten, Kudus
The Holy Tower is a symbol of the Kudus city. This tower is located right in the area of the Al-Alqsha Mosque and has been around since the time of the Majapahit Kingdom. Kudus Tower is unique because the building material uses red bricks and adopts the typical Hindu temple architecture of Majapahit. At night, the lights will come on and shine on the tower so you can see the golden glow surround it.
Jl. Menara, Pejaten, Kauman, Kudus
The Hills Vaganza
If you want to get a cool and breezy atmosphere, The Hills Vaganza can be the right choice. Here you can also take pictures in many spots, such as hot air balloons, artificial cherry trees, and others.
Jl. Raya Kudus – Colo Dusun No.KM.13, Watulumpang, Kajar, Kudus
Gray Canyon is a very interesting tourist spot as it has a unique form. Formed due to mining activities, the hilly area here has become a tourist attraction similar to Grand Canyon National Park in the USA.
Selalank Park, Jl. Selalang, Area Sawah, Tanjungrejo, Kudus
If you want to see the sunrise or sunset in the Kudus area, try visiting Puteran Hills. This place is also used as a place for you to camp.
Soto Kudus, Mr. Denuh
Soto Kudus is perhaps the most memorable culinary in the city. In Kudus itself there are many restaurants that serve this soup. But one that you must visit is Soto Kudus Pak Denuh. Mr. Denuh also opened several branches in the Kudus area.
Jl. AKBP Agil Kusumadya, Jatikulon Krajan, Jati Kulon, Kudus
Sate Kebo Pak Kusrin 57
Many say that if you are visiting Kudus, it will not be complete if you don’t try buffalo satay. You can taste the delicious satay meat combined with abundant peanut sauce that will arouse your appetite. For those of you who want to try it, Sate Kebo Pak Kusrin 57 is the right place. Located in the center of Kudus, this place has been around since 1976.
Jl. Johar, Wergu Wetan, Kudus
Nasi Pindang Kerbau and Soto Kerbau Sidodadi
Buffalo meat seems to be the most highlighted one in Kudus cuisine. Besides buffalo satay, Nasi Pindang Kerbau (boiled buffalo with rice) or Soto Kerbau (buffalo soup) are the popular authentic dishes of the city. You must try as these two might be difficult to find in another city.
Wergu Kulon, Kudus
RM Gasasa Garang Asam Sari Rasa
Garang Asam is a dish made using seasoned chicken meat and cooked with banana leaves. The resulting taste is spicy and sour. If you visit Kudus you can find Garang Asam at RM Gasasa which is located at the entrance to the city.
Jl. AKBP Agil Kusumadya No. 20, Jatikulon Krajan, Jati Kulon, Kudus