Famous for its Chinese and Dutch influence, this Central Java city is a treasure trope for heritage buildings and culinary delights. Just head to the Sam Poo Kong temple with bright red paints and triple-layered pagoda that functions as a place of worship for Buddhists, Taoists and Muslims alike. Go to Toko Oen where Dutch and Chinese-Indonesian menu has barely changed much as well as its construction. Dare to visit Lawang Sewu, a former Dutch Railway which translates to "a thousand doors" and is said to be haunted. The natural attractions centered around Mount Ungaran are both exciting and relaxing. Try your guts via flying fox on top of Mount Ungaran. Recharge in an infinity pool of spring water perched on the edge of Umbol Sidomukti, with fresh mountain air. It's a hot and busy city with plenty to enjoy.