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Lawang Sewu Building

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

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Complex Building

Love their complex concept where you could find it at many old building. Their high ceiling, many door and window make the building more beautiful. They also display first... read more

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lawang Sewu was a Railway Office Building during the Dutch era. The railway passing in front of the building is already replace by a regular street. The name Lawang Sewu (means : building with thousands of doors) doesn't mean the building has 1000 doors, but to say the building has many doors. Visiting Lawang Sewu, is an educational visit to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Semarang is rich with history , apart from looking at some photos of Semarang in the past, and Dutch architectures there wasnt really much to do. Maybe some interactive display would be good

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Thank lokobal
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited lawang sewu at noon. It was very hot and crowded, couldn't take good pictures since a lot of people walking through the area. Visiting at noon, I couldn't feel horor atmosphere as what mostly people talk about this iconic building in Semarang...

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Thank Dyah K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old building has transform nowadays and became a famous touristic and friendly with nice guide and good staff here. Enterance ticket not too expensive and might have to give some tips with local guide who has assist inside. The architectur still real and good for photo shot.

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Thank rezasiregar
Semarang, Indonesia
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in central Semarang, close with biggest hotels in Semarang, old colonial building. Revitalized again and now become an icon for Semarang city. this building has another spooky stories too.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee is only 10k and you will have an amazing experience! The tour guide is funny, knowledgeable and very good at taking pictures. I was quiet surprised with the group photo he took for us :D well done! Ask for a guided tour if you want to know stories, have someone to take your photo as well as explaining... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building had a long history and also creepy story inside. But when you inside, you will see a very great architecture. Very detail and consider the air circulation. Maybe because of the age of the building so there is a creepy story. But it's very good place to go and there is interesting story

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Thank Bambang_Sulis
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their complex concept where you could find it at many old building. Their high ceiling, many door and window make the building more beautiful. They also display first Indonesia locomotive and history behind it.

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Thank Wrdnzr
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is nice and clean.... there is gamelan music too in the hall area, my baby boy like it alot. I've been here 3 years ago when this place is still under renovation, this place feel so spooky at that time and i got something pass trough my back. But now it's so much better. Just need a parking... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic building is at the center of Semarang city, close to a roundabout. This one is one of the colonial building in Semarang

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