Semarang City is providing a different holiday destination called Lawang Sewu Building. In contexts of name, “Lawang” means a door, and “Sewu” means a thousand. As people might imagine, the building has a lot of doors as if it comes with a thousand of them.
This magnificent structure is situated in the Sekayu Village and is part of the Central Semarang Subdistrict.
From the city center, visitors can take any transportation service available and move straight to Lawang Sewu Building. The destination is none other than the center sub-district of Semarang. Later, they just need to get to the Sekayu Village where the building is situated.
Although people are calling it a thousand-door building, it doesn’t mean that it comes with such an exact number of doors. There are only 342 doors, according to the local government. No wonder, the scale of the building is considered to be massive, and it also has a distinct style.
Many of the people who come to Lawang Sewu have the same incentive to visit the site. They ‘re trying to know the history of the building. According to natives, the building was once used as a base for the PT KAI (Indonesian Railway Company).
While studying history, people come to Lawang Sewu to do some exploration. After all, the building consists of a number of quarters. There is a watery cellar in the basement, which was used as a jail back then.
Photography is another thing you can do in Lawang Sewu. Tourists may take pictures either outside or inside the house. Occasionally, couples also have a pre-wedding photo session there. After all, the structure is as beautiful as the history of this building.