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Lawang Sewu Building

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

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Historical Building

If you visit Semarang, you have to visit Lawang Sewu which is called as A Thousand of Doors (in English). A lot of train replica and also an underground jail which used by the... read more

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Semarang, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit Semarang, you have to visit Lawang Sewu which is called as A Thousand of Doors (in English). A lot of train replica and also an underground jail which used by the colonials.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there during my business trip. I was expecting to go Lawang Sewu before I even arrive at semarang. This site is famous for two things: 1. Being haunted 2. It has beautiful architecture. When I went there, the place is visited by many school children, many brings their cellphones to capture selfies. Lots of people practicing their photography skills... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical, pay Rp 10.000 adult. I went there at morning. Will better i think although some people might prefer to take a photo in the evening or night when the lamps on

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excotic because of the building has been build in 1863. Some mystic and mystery stories has been heard about this Lawang Sewu, an old building in front of Tugu Muda. History is the key of mine to see this hiatorical building in Semarang. When Japanese took over this country (Indonesia) many people (Deutch) have been executed and persecuted there. So... More 

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Thank Maria C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it's a heritage building from dutch collonial era. nice place to take pictures. parking is not available.

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Thank B370
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not Like they told me bout this building spooky and abandon but its so amazing and they held music event every Saturday night. have to visit

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Thank Adi A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mr Totok the guide tols us the whole story start from the water well thatis still used. in every room we always say ..permisi...excuse me..to honor the spirit that i feel they are still around. imagine the ballroom with the people dancing ..so chill and touchy feeling. i love the whole experience.worth visiting. ask for mr Totok the guide ,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It supposed to be a train station that is used long time ago, there is not many things that they offer besides the building itself. If you are a history maniac it might be enjoyable for you, but I'm not

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Thank Chan A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's beautiful and historical building, maybe its full of mystery too but if you came at day, you wont feel spooky at all

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built on 1904, Lawang Sewu (literary means Thousand Doors) is one of the oldest building in Semarang. Formerly used as Administratiegebouw Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij or Dutch East Indies Railway Company, now it has become main tourist destination for those who visit Semarang. with Rp. 10.000 entrance fee for adults, you can explore each building as long as you want. Don't... More 

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