Top 10 Things to do in Serang, Indonesia

January 14, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Serang municipality (Indonesian: Kota Serang, Sundanese: ᮞᮨᮛᮌ᮪) is the capital of Banten province and was formerly also the administrative center of Serang Regency in Indonesia (the Regency's capital is now at Baros). The city is located towards the north of Banten province, on the island of Java. Before Banten province was formed in 2000 Serang was part of West Java province.
Restaurants in Serang

1. Anyer Beach

Serang, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
43%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 82 reviews

Anyer Beach

Reviewed By YusufKS - Jakarta, Indonesia

Summaries :
* Anyer beach is located in Anyer, Serang, Banten, Indonesia. Anyer beach is not a single beach, but rather a collection of Beaches stretching along the area of Anyer itself.
* Generally Anyer is not too beautiful, crowded (especially in weekend and holiday), and dirty. A lot of garbage on Anyer beach :(
* Although this place is not too good does not mean no beautiful area here that can be captured by camera. If we visit this place in not crowded time (such as in the morning, working day, etc), we can capture some beautiful pictures here :)
* Beware of food stall (simple restaurant) around Anyer beach, they mark up the price too high, it'll screw you up! Just ask the price before buying/eating, if you wanna eat there, or you can eat in a further restaurants that have reasonable price.
* It's okay to visit Anyer beach if you want to, but don't expect too much about this beach or you'd disappointed. Personally, I don't recommend it for beach lover.
p.s. Check my Flickr to see photos of Anyer Beach and many more! I wrote my Flickr link on my TripAdvisor profile, just check it out if you interested :)

2. Great Mosque of Banten

Jln. Kagungan, Serang 42115, Indonesia
Excellent
15%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 38 reviews

Great Mosque of Banten

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

Five hundred years ago, Jakarta was little more than a fishing village at Sunda Kelapa Harbour and the big town at the western end of Java was Banten. The Sultan of Banten controlled the Sunda Strait and grew fabulously rich off the Indian Ocean boat trade. At its peak, 1000 Chinese junks a year were sailing to Banten to buy pepper from the Sultan of Banten's extensive pepper plantations. Many of the visitors were from the Middle East and they eventually converted the Banten royal family to Islam. The product of this conversion was the Mesjid Agung of BAnten, with its white walls, atmospheric tombs of former kings and saints and its lighthouse-shaped minaret, which is now an icon of the province of Banten. Make sure you climb to the top for views of the mosque's tiered roof and the low-lying, swampy area generally.

3. Vihara Avalokitesvara

Serang 42113, Indonesia
Excellent
41%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Vihara Avalokitesvara

Reviewed By Richard M - Tangerang, Indonesia

Very interesting tour was freely given, explaining the history of this great example of a 16th century Buddhist Temple. A wonderful piece of history remarkably well maintained and looked after.

4. Old Banten

Jln. Banten, Serang 42113, Indonesia
Excellent
18%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 27 reviews

Old Banten

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

At one point, around 500 years ago, Banten was one of the greatest cities of Southeast Asia, with 1000 junks arriving from China every year to buy Bantenese pepper. The Sultan of Banten controlled most of the western end of Java and the southern tip of Sumatra too, giving him control over the strategic and valuable Sunda Strait. All that came to an end with the arrival of European explorers and colonizers. By the 17th century the Dutch had flattened most of Old Banten and established their own entrepot 80 kms away in Jakarta.
So much for the history. Today Banten is a sleepy fishing village and pilgrimage site with an enormous fort, a ruined palace, a beautiful mosque, a Chinese temple and some old tombs and cannons to show for its hundreds of years of history. The Great Mosque with its lighthouse style minaret is the single most impressive site though we also greatly enjoyed the fort. This part of Java is incredibly hot in the middle of the day, so try and make a trip out here early in the morning.

5. Kaibon Palace

Kasunyatan, Kesemen, Serang 42191, Indonesia
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Kaibon Palace

Reviewed By Richard M - Tangerang, Indonesia

If you are in the area please take the time to visit this place, although suffering major earthquake damage, and having been robbed for building materials, enough of this imposing structure remains to build a picture in the mind of the one time greatness of Banten.

6. Ciputih Beach

Serang, Indonesia
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Ciputih Beach

Reviewed By tjutjukbs

Pantai Ciputih masih jarang dikunjungi wisatawan. Pantai ini masih alami sehingga kondisinya juga asri dengan panoramanya indah memukau. Jaraknya dari kota Serang sekitar 112 km. Pasirnya berwarna putih dan air lautnya sangat bersih. Wisatawan berada disini dapat melihat keindahan sunsetnya yang begitu memukau. Pantai Ciputih merupakan pantai teluk sehingga sangat aman untuk bermain dan berenang di tepiannya. Tempat ini sangat cocok untuk refreshing.

7. Tasikardi Lake

Desa Margasana, Kecamatan Kramatwatu, Serang 42162, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Tasikardi Lake

Reviewed By tjutjukbs

Danau Tasikardi mempunyai air danau yang tenang dan terdapat deretan pepohonan rindang yang tumbuh di sekitarnya membuat tempat ini cocok untuk refreshing. Udaranya segar serta suasananya nyaman. Danau ini merupakan tempat bagi ikan-ikan di dalamnya sehingga wisatawan yang hobi memancing dapat menyalurkan hobinya disini. Area disini bisa juga untuk camping. Di tengah danau terdapat sebuah pulau yang dapat dikunjungi wisatawan. Disini terdapat peninggalan Sultan Banten.

8. Pulau Dua Nature Reserve

Kecamatan Kasemen, Serang 42162, Indonesia
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Pulau Dua Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Indrihutapea

Lokasinya lumayan jauh jg dr serang dan dr pantai Anyer . Saya dan keluarga sampai di sini waktu siang hari jam 2an, pengunjungnya sepiii, mungkin hanya beberapa org saja. Ombaknya jg ga besar, cuma panasnya lumayan juga, mending sebelum kesini pakai sunblock dl biar ga gosong, hehehe. Ini jg kunjungan saya yg pertama kesini dan baru tau ada pantai ini . Mungkin akses jalan menuju ke sini bisa di perbaiki .

9. Curug Betung Waterfall

Serang, Indonesia
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Curug Betung Waterfall

Reviewed By Kocepgacul - Depok, Indonesia

Air terjun ini masih sangat alami karena masih jarang orang yang datang untuk berwisata ke sini, akses jalan menuju ke lokasi air terjun ini juga belum terlalu bagus, tapi keindahan alamnya yang masih asri sangat memukai dan membawa rasa damai untuk yang menikmatinya.

10. Labuan Beach

Jl. Raya Labuan Km. 10, Serang 42264, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Labuan Beach

Reviewed By Archangela - Jakarta

Last year, I went to Labuan Beach with my friends. We went by car. There are two alternatives route to get there. First, from Jakarta – Serang – Pandeglang – Labuan. Second, JakartaCilegon – Anyer-Carita – Labuan. We chose the 1st alternative. Normally, it takes 3.5 hours to get there. We left Jakarta at 10 am. Because one car of my friend’s was run out of petrol, we had to find gas station. We found the gas station after we had searched it for an hour. We also had to wait for 20 minutes before we continued our trip because the gas station was closed.
We arrived there at 2 pm. We stayed at Kharisma cottage for one night. The rate was quite cheap because my friend got discount up to 20% from normal rate, around IDR 900,000/night for one cottage. Kharisma named their cottage with fish names, such as Tenggiri, Pari, Goldfish, etc. We stayed at Mola cottage. It had 2 bed rooms. The cottage was not good but it was quite big and the view was beautiful. We could see the sea directly from our cottage. The hotel also provided a lot of facilities such as swimming pool, fishing area, golf, volley ball, karaoke, snorkeling & diving, banana boat, Alabama outbound, jet ski, mountain bicycle, barbeque and also children playground.
After we put our bags to the cottage, we started to explore the beach, took pictures, went swimming, collected the sea shell, played volley ball, etc. We also wait till afternoon to see sunset. It was very beautiful. At the night we played uno card till late. It was fun.
The next day, after we had breakfast, we were ready for banana boat.! We decided to ride two boats because there were too many for one boat. We saw a lot of Jelly fish in the sea when we went to the boat. I felt excited and worried as I can’t swim. At first, the boat run smoothly, but after a few minutes it became faster and faster. And my team became wild. They tried to swing the boat to the left and right. It was unforgettable when we fell off the boat, especially for my friend who has hydrophobia. She was shocked when she fell off. She cried and screamed even though she fell in shallow water. She was so terrified and she couldn’t speak. Need an hour to make her calm. Actually, she didn’t want to try, but we insisted her. It made us feel very guilty and we promise never do it again to her.
Overall I would say this is the best place to relax and go away from daily activities. I’d recommend this place. It’s more fun if you can go with your family and your friends. But if you go by car, please make sure that your car has enough petrol because it’s very difficult to find the gas station. And don’t forget to bring snacks and beverages too.

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