this building is one of scariest place at indonesia for some people ..
the name lawang sewu means..thousand door..
but for another reason, there is so many historical story in this place
for example, this building is the main office for dutch railway company and the pioneer for train at java (19 century)..and then the building change into japanese headquater..when they invaded java island (1943)
the creeepy story about this building started when japanese use the building for interogation room and tortured room especially to indonesia people who fight for independence, there is 2 tortured room , first at roof top and then at basement floor.
when u visit the basement floor, i recomend do it at night, u will need flashlight and boot (u can rent both of item from the guide), (the basement floor is full with water from nearest river, dutch build this for create cooler and good air circulation)
be carefull when u walk, because the basement flloor is dark , the guide will tell u creepy story from how the prisoner die until the place they throw dead body.
beside the creepy basement floor, u can visit the first train used at java island, and small museum for dutch train compant at java.
this is the place u must visit at semarang.
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