Timings : 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : Rp 10.000 (Student)Rp.20.000 (Per Person.)A guide costs an addition of Rp 30.000
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A famous landmark in Semarang, Central Java, Lawang Sewu is quite often referred to as one of the most haunted places in Indonesia. Lawang Sewu refers to “a thousand doors”, although it doesn’t really have a thousand doors. This landmark is well-maintained even though it has a spooky past and is definitely a must-visit not only for those who want to test their fears but also those who are interested in Dutch-colonial history.
Not only is this place extremely photogenic but the story of Lawang Sewu is a combination of multiple narratives. These include myths and tales about the torment that occured in the 1940s by the Japanese Troops in Indonesia. People often claim to have captured ghosts and spirits in their photographs. Along with the spooky image, the empty corridors with marble staircases will leave you with an eerie feeling. All in all, people visit Lawang Sewu in order to admire unique European-style structures that tell them stories of a time when the nation was fighting for its freedom, leaving them in a bittersweet state along with a sense of patriotism.
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