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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Semarang attractions like Lawang Sewu Building can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just an old building with haunted folklore. Not much to see and to hear. Ticket only IDR 10.000,- for locals, for foreigners i don’t know. Tour guides are available on spot, if you ask the tour...  more »
  • Museum that says it has 1000 doors inside. To be said this is a museum, it's not giving us too much information. It only gives us lot of empty spaces that may be good for you to take any pictures...  more »
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  • One of Historical Landmarks in Semarang. Lawang Sewu is one of the most wonderful colonial buildings from the Dutch East Indies, perhaps the greatest from the first decade of the twentieth century. It is a splendidly extravagant with its domes, stained glass ornamentation, hundreds of wooden doors and shutters and long, breezy verandas. Originally the headquarters of a private railway concession, it later fell into disuse and dilapidation. However, it has novw been restored and opened as a museum.
  • Lawang Sewu is one of the most wonderful colonial buildings from the Dutch East Indies, perhaps the greatest from the first decade of the twentieth century. It is a splendidly extravagant with its domes, stained glass ornamentation, hundreds of wooden doors and shutters and long, breezy verandas. Originally the headquarters of a private railway concession, it later fell into disuse and dilapidation. However, it has now been restored and opened as a museum. Entrance costs 10,000 rupiah. Come for the architecture more than the exhibits.
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