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History Museums · Ruins · Caves
Ambarawa is a market town located between Semarang and Salatiga in Central Java, Indonesia.Ambarawa was an important connecting rail link providing a cog railway connecting through Central Java as far as Yogyakarta via Magelang. The Semarang-Ambarawa-Magelang line was fully operational until 1977. It is the site of the Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa (Ambarawa Railway Museum), which feature rack railway between Ambarawa to Bedono on the former Ambarawa-Magelang mainline. 19th-century Fort Willem I penitentiary complex and military barrack is located in Ambarawa.Japanese internment campsAmbarawa was the site of Japanese internment camps where up to 15,000 Europeans had been held during the Japanese occupation during World War II. Following Japanese surrender and the subsequent proclamation of Indonesian independence, fighting broke out in the Ambarawa area on 20 November 1945 between British troops evacuating European internees and Indonesian Republicans.Tourist attractionsKampoeng RawaAmbarawa Railway Museum
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Popular things to do in Ambarawa

Gedong Songo Temple ©
Gedong Songo Temple
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ambarawa Railway Museum ©
History Museum
Ambarawa Railway Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Maria Kerep Cave
Maria Kerep Cave
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rawa Pening Lake ©
Water Body
Rawa Pening Lake
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Ambarawa

Air Terjun Curug Lawe ©
Air Terjun Curug Lawe Ungaran
Duration: 2h 30 min
Curug Benowo ©
Curug Benowo Ungaran
Duration: 2h 30 min
Celosia Flower Garden ©
Celosia Flower Garden Bandungan
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kemuning Tea Plantation
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Kemuning Tea Plantation Central Java
Duration: 2h 30 min

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