Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang

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Architectural Building Mysterious Site
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Sebuah bangunan yang masih berdiri kokoh dan menyimpan sejuta cerita di dalamnya, dengan kokohnya bangunan ini menjadi saksi atas apa yang pernah ada. Memberi cerita kepada mata dan hati yang penuh ta...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    bersejarah, luas, bagus. sekarang lebih tertata, pas untuk foto selfie. petugas yg menjaga lebih ramah lagi, terkadang pelayanannya tdk ramah. NB: masih ada sudut2 kumuhnya.. terutama bekas mmt, kayu2...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Visit of an hour on a hot July day. The building is not lacking in pace but the Museum has little interest.
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  • May 21, 2017
    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!
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    Cool places, but less lighting in some spot. That makes this place has mystical atmosphere. I felt it several times unless you don't know the history of that place
  • July 3, 2017
    Historical place, now functioned as National Locomotive Corporation's museum. There were also night tour which will give you eerie situation. Known as Local Horror Excursion
  • May 1, 2017
    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.

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