Kerang Park in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
Tourists don’t have to spend a tiring and long trip in order to enjoy a memorable vacation in Jepara Regency. It is because they can simply head to the downtown and visit a serene place called Kerang Park. The location is at Shima Street in Pengkol Village. In terms of popularity, the park has become local teenagers’ favorite spot to hang out with their friends. Still, the park also lures some outsiders and tourists (especially those who drop by in that area). It is a good spot for relaxation and spending a casual and rejuvenating time in the afternoon, after all.
Like other parks, this one features many plants and trees. The grassy landscape is a must, for sure. However, one thing makes Kerang Park unique. It is the presence of a clam statue standing on the carved rock majestically. This landmark also features a beautiful foundation that comes with a pond! No wonder, visitors are likely to take photos and selfies in front of it during the visit. After all, the name “Kerang” means a clam. Also, for the information, the most crowded nuance is in the afternoon when many local teenagers gather on the site. The park also has a nice atmosphere in the morning, too, due to the more refreshing air and peaceful ambiance.
Exploring Kerang Park
As mentioned before, Kerang Park is known among the locals. That means tourists may find many nearby citizens and villagers once they get to the location (especially in the afternoon). These people come to the park for relaxation, actually. In order to get a merrier nuance, in this case, tourists should consider coming to the park on Saturday nights. At the time, tons of local teenagers gather in the park for hanging out with friends.
The next recommended time to visit Kerang Park is during a local event called Suronan. A musical and arts performance welcomes everyone who gathers in that area. The purpose is to appreciate such an important Islamic day, actually. Is that all? Well, aside from the merriment, the park is famous due to the strategic location. It is located on a crowded T-junction that leads to different destinations including Jepara Square, Bandengan Beach, and Lebak.
Most of the time, several souvenir and food vendors come to Kerang Park and offer their products to visitors. They offer nice items at an affordable price, too! Well, with all these features, tourists would regret if they do not come to Kerang Park when coming to Jepara Regency later. Spending a nice vacation doesn’t have to be expensive, no?
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- RA Kartini Museum
- VOC Fort
- Kalinyamat Park
- Alamonya Water Boom
How to Get There
It is easy to get to Kerang Park. What tourists need to do is to reach Jepara Regency first. They may spend around 2 hours and 6 minutes, though, from Semarang City. Have no worries. The trip becomes faster if they take Kudus – Semarang Street. Once they reach Jepara, they can simply head to Shima Street in Pengkol Village. The distance is 1.9 km, so it is likely they only need to spend around 5 minutes to get there. The best route is definitely Shima Street.
Where to Stay
- Puri Saripan
- Kencana Hotel
- Asia Hotel