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Lawang Sewu Building

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One of the Famous Building in Semarang

Although the number of door is not 1000 doors :) But the Lawang Sewu had become one of the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Semarang, Indonesia
Preserved old building

It’s really a nice colonial building to visit. It used to be the office of the regional train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the number of door is not 1000 doors :) But the Lawang Sewu had become one of the most iconic place in Semarang to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank stefaniechanid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s really a nice colonial building to visit. It used to be the office of the regional train office during the early 20th century. Interesting building with lots of Corridors and doors, maybe to keep the inside of the building cool during a hot day....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location If you are interested in railway history and Dutch architecture. Not all rooms are full of exhibits but it is not necessary. Wenn had a exhibition of photographs regarding railroads through Indonesia. Very impressive landscapes to see! You should see!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Klaus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here in the afternoon. Many visitor here. No horror. You could find various picture about the history of trains in the past. This lawang sewu building is the center office of kereta api in the past. Actually, the lawang sewu mean 1000 doors....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building reminds me of architecture in for example Utrecht. It is amazing to see and soo big. Luckily no ghosts like you read in the stories.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see here but empty buildings, though I found a few interesting photos of the WWII Japanese occupation. (Short history: Dutch came, then Japanese, then Dutch tried to re-establish themselves after Hiroshima/Nagasaki, then British arrived under aegis of Allied victors. It appears the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matthewrafat
Reviewed November 8, 2018

A very beautiful building in the middle of Semarang. You could see the journey of train development in Java. Beside added your knowledge of train development. If you like to have a good picture, so many site you could use as your background :) the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LydiaDevina
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Very nice historical building and a must place to see when you visit Semarang, It is very well maintain, it is good if you can get a guide to accompany you, so you can know the history of the building better.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andreas H
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit to soak into the history of the area. You can try counting the number of doors, suppose to have 1,000. Weather gets hot, keep hydrated and cool when you visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kuanliang
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Not too many things to do here other than quite old building. People come here just to take some pictures

Date of experience: July 2018
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