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Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Mysterious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Was built for Dutch train company, now still has, Indonesia Railway Company. Famous as thousand doors building, due its large window which assumed as door. 
  • 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
  • Historical place in the heart of Semarang city. Lawang sewu is javanese languange means "a thousand of doors". So many instagramable place there to take some photos.
  • Great historical sites for site-seeing, learning architecture and studying locomotive history. The guide is informative and friendly. You can learn old Dutch technique to construct eco-friendly building.
  • After its "transformation", there are big diverences. Clean, more fotogenic, large praying room. There isnt parking lot, so you must park in museum in soulthern tugu muda monument.
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