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Lawang Sewu Building

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Address: Jl. Pemuda, Komplek Tugu Muda, Semarang 13220, Indonesia

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Must visit in Semarang

Before coming here many of my friends and reviews that i read suggested this is the must place to go in Semarang. With entrance fee of IDR 10k it was a best place to spend time to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Before coming here many of my friends and reviews that i read suggested this is the must place to go in Semarang. With entrance fee of IDR 10k it was a best place to spend time to learn about Dutch colonial era in Semarang. I love the building design and architectural of the entire former railways station. This place easily... More 

Thank mramizam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is Dutch Colonial style. The ornament and interior are beautiful. It also displays lots of photos and few videos from the Dutch invasion era. I really love the great documentation. What they can improve is the human resources administering the Lawang Sewu. Also the customer service can be better.

Thank Andhyka S
Jakarta Utara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are on semarang, central java..stay on hotel near simpang lima or jalan pemuda...They are the main street here, I think it's better to see the train museum. I can see some attraction views inside building. The museum here on the train. The history of the Indonesian trains was displayed. There are the trains and their prototypes. I took... More 

Thank ramdansyah b
Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow.... Located in a heart city of semarang, this building has a good architecture to attract every eyes who comes to Semarang. This buliding near a Tugu Muda statue. This building has a thousand doors which is make caled "lawang sewu" It is a nice place to whom love heritage vacation

Thank bshtbarat88
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, art deco design building. It is train museum also because it ws a Train Office in mid of 40's.

Thank Yebe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is very beautiful and huge. There are a lot of beautiful spot to take a picture. There are several place that forbidden for us to pass and i dont know why. Got a several goosebump when I came here. Better go with someone if you are such a baby like me hahahaha

Thank Veronica D
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lawang Sewu was a Railway Office Building during the Dutch era. The railway passing in front of the building is already replace by a regular street. The name Lawang Sewu (means : building with thousands of doors) doesn't mean the building has 1000 doors, but to say the building has many doors. Visiting Lawang Sewu, is an educational visit to... More 

Thank Loneshopper
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Semarang is rich with history , apart from looking at some photos of Semarang in the past, and Dutch architectures there wasnt really much to do. Maybe some interactive display would be good

Thank lokobal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I visited lawang sewu at noon. It was very hot and crowded, couldn't take good pictures since a lot of people walking through the area. Visiting at noon, I couldn't feel horor atmosphere as what mostly people talk about this iconic building in Semarang...

Thank Dyah K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This old building has transform nowadays and became a famous touristic and friendly with nice guide and good staff here. Enterance ticket not too expensive and might have to give some tips with local guide who has assist inside. The architectur still real and good for photo shot.

Thank rezasiregar

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