Lawang Sewu, Semarang

Lawang Sewu, Semarang, originally uploaded by Cynthia Iskandar.

Lawang Sewu was built in 27 August, 1903 in the heart of Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia. The building had many doors then people called it : Lawang Sewu, means thousands doors.

Lawang Sewu has used as an office of Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS). After the independence of Indonesia, the building used by PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Train Office).

This building has a special history during the Japan colony in Indonesia. Lawang Sewu is one of 102 heritage properties that should be protected in Semarang city.

The building is empty now, you can visit while you visit Semarang. The entrence ticket is very cheap, less than $ 1.00. There are many of beautiful angle for photography. I was there last year with my family. We walked from room to another room for about 1 hour. Even the atmosphere inside the building is quite eerie but
there were a lot of amazing corner that I could captured by my Canon 400D. Enjoy another picture inside Lawang Sewu on my Flicker page.

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