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Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang

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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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  • Bangunan yang dulunya merupakan kantor jawatan kereta api ini sangat wajib dikunjungi jika datang ke Semarang. Saat ini sudah beralih fungsi menjadi museum. Di malam hari bangunan ini nampak misteri t...  more »
  • Nice building. Terdapat banyak history di gedung ini di masa lalu..Menambah pengalaman dan sejarah..  more »
  • Bangunan kuno khas bangunan Belanda yang harus dilestarikan dirawat dengan baik, lokasi Sangata strategis di Pusat kota semarang Kawasan Tugumuda semarang, wajib dikunjungi untuk wisatawan yang pertam...  more »
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  • One of the most famous landmark of Semarang! This place is the perfect place to see the history of Indonesia's rail company. For photogaphers, this place is perfect for people who enjoy classic architecture or for pre-wedding pictures. If you visit Semarang, I highly recommend you to visit this place.
  • A must visit in Semarang! Come here for the history of train in Java, Dutch architecture and building or for the mith of haunted building. Whatever your fancy, you'll agree that this beautiful and well preserved building is very Instagramable. If you prefer to enjoy the thrill of ghost hunting, visit here at night. If you prefer to enjoy the history and architecture, it is recommended to hire the local guide as there is no sufficient notes for the exhibit. So, don't forget to hire the guide for maximum enjoyment. The guide will show you the most beautiful part of it, explain how the Dutch built it and show you around each building and room from the ballroom, main lobby, even to the attic and water well. The basement is closed, though. It's very very cheap, beautiful and memorable.
  • Together with tugu muda its center of semarang city, and for pokemon go player its a best place to farming pokemon
  • One historical building in semarang. A place with thousand doors Great place to have a iconic selfie. Try to come in the evening, and test your low light photography skill.