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Lawang Sewu

Jl. Pemuda, Sekayu, Kec. Semarang Tengah, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50132, Indonesia

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About Lawang Sewu

Lawang Sewu was built by the Dutch between the years 1904 and 1907 and functioned as the head office for The Dutch East Indies Railway Company until 1942. The colonial-era building is famous as a haunted house and filming location, though the Semarang city government has attempted to rebrand it.



Attractions near Lawang Sewu

Grand Mosque of Central Java3.88km from Lawang Sewu

The Great Mosque of Central Java is a mosque in the city of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The architectural style of the mosque is believed as a mix of Javanese and Greece styles. Also, the mosque has a unique giant hydraulic umbrella that can open and close automatically.

Candi Gedong 26.07km from Lawang Sewu

Gedong Songo was erected out of volcanic stone and the two complexes represent the oldest Hindu structures in Java. The temples of Gedong Songo reflect a similar architectural structure to those on the Dieng Plateau, though they have less variation in form than them. Gedong Songo displays more emphasis on plinth and cornice moldings.

Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa31.21km from Lawang Sewu

The Ambarawa Railway Museum is an Indonesian Railway Museum by the Indonesian Railway Compan located in Ambarawa in Central Java, Indonesia. The museum focuses on the collection of steam locomotives, the remains of the closing railway line.

Kura Kura Ocean Park51km from Lawang Sewu

Kura-Kura Ocean Park features a unique construction that applies a giant turtle shape. This building consists of 2 floors, with the first floor as a marine park with an aquarium containing various species of fish and turtles. While the second floor consists of Jepara Science Park.

Mount Merbabu52.48km from Lawang Sewu

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province. Merbabu can be climbed from several routes originating from the town of Kopeng on the northeast side, and also from Selo on the southern side. A climb from Kopeng to Kenting Songo takes between 8 and 10 hours. An area of 57 km² at the mountain has been declared a national park in 2004.

Ketep Pass56.87km from Lawang Sewu

Keep Pass is approximately 1,200m above sea level. This site has a small cinema which regularly shows an interesting documentary of Mount Merapi, a restaurant, countless food-stalls and a Museum of Volcanology.

Where is Lawang Sewu

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Central Java21 attractions

The province has been inhabited by humans since the prehistoric-era. Remains of a "Homo erectus", known as "Java Man", were found along the banks of the Bengawan Solo River, and date back to 1.7 million years ago.