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Lawang Sewu Building

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

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I was there in the afternoon with my family. You have to paid about 10K for the entrance ticket. It's a colonial building which left by Netherlands. Long time ago they used it as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there with my co-worker at night. The entrance fee is around 10K IDR. Lawang Sewu building is a colonial building that once used as railway office after the Indonesia Independence. This attraction also open in the morning, so everyone can choose whether they want to enjoy it in daylight or at night.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lawang sewu is a beautiful old building. it's still well preserved because of the renovation. You can take a lot of picture and just sight seeing, you can see train musem too. I think Lawang Sewu still need a lot of improvement because there's a lot of empty room that need to show case something. overall unforgettable experience want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience in Lawang Sewu. Even though its an old building, I'll say its still looks modern with the high ceiling that makes it so cool when you're inside. There is the history the first train stations built by the Dutch and an old train in the compound. We got the chance to get to the top... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in the afternoon with my family. You have to paid about 10K for the entrance ticket. It's a colonial building which left by Netherlands. Long time ago they used it as a train station and also jail for local people who against the government. Nowadays they used the building for train museum but when you walk in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bulding that was used as railway station. when we are going inside the building we will felt goosebumps because a lot of dutch, japanese and indonesia people get killed there. booo becarefull

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a very poor for exchange. The tickets is USD 74 cent but they don't have exchange if you give them with a dollar. But this museum still defend their antique. Yet it's beatiful to take a picture and smell the vintage

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old building has many urban legend stories. When you enter this building sometimes you've got goosebumps since the building is pretty spooky. Good spot for photo hunting. It has night tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place clean and definitly a must see when you are in Semarang and very good place to have selfie or wefie 😄

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here when school vacation and this place is a high traffic 1. Families with kids around 3-8years should pay attention so wont be seperated. But all these historical building just so amazing. No tour guide explained or tell stories about this interesting buildings. But my mom in law told me that no one got the same number when they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Lawang Sewu" (meaning: The Thousand Doors) is how the building called by the people in Semarang. Lawang Sewu was built by Dutch occupation in Indonesia as a Dutch Rail Road HQ. Probably this is why the latest restoration tries to bring building back to Its original spirit, as Museum of Indonesian Railroad company. Lawang Sewu building complex is consisted of... More 

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