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Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang

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Architectural Building
Take a tour of Lawang Sewu Building, a cultural and architectural landmark. Built in the early 20th century as the head office for the Dutch East Indies Railway Company, the building comprises three floors and displays an ornamental design that incorporates both Western and Eastern influences. Visit the on-site museum and discover the history of the building and town. Believed by some to be haunted, the huge landmark retains an air of mystery, attracting plenty of ghost hunters each year. Use our Semarang holiday planner to visit Lawang Sewu Building on your trip to Semarang, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We came to see the locomotive museum, inside the antique building. Some guide are standby outside the main gate. We took one guide and it is very helpfull  more »
  • There are two types of tour that this building can provide: First, the explanation about the history of this building if you visit it in the morning till the afternoon. When I went there in the mornin...  more »
  • this place is used to be very haunted place .... there are many urband legend stories for this place... but after renovation by government ... this place is became tourist spor  more »
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  • Mystical atmosphere immediately felt once we entered the most famous building in Semarang. Located in the middle of Semarang city. You have to go there at night to feel more. If you dare you can get into the famous basement there is a waiter. There are many tourist guides ready to accompany the tour into the historic building. No tariffs are determined, just a little. They will tell in detail about the thousand-door building. And I shuddered!
  • The iconic and historic building of Semarang. Old western style building is nice to enjoy. Also we can enjoy the experience of horror tour in the building. Just find the horror tour guide around if you dare to do it. Unfortunately this building is still less maintained when i came here.
  • Beautiful piece of history. The guide can take u places you can otherwise not go. Certainly recommended for local or international tourists.
  • A good place to learn about the historical things. They provided local guides that you can ask about anything. A famous mystical experience story was my favorite part. Take a look, listen to you surrounding and you will know better.
  • This is a historical building and as a landmark of Semarang City. The building has been renovated so that it becomes a beautiful look and "instagramable". However, the parking lot that must be considered and improved. So that, visitors by a car and motorcycle can park safely.