Saturday, November 26, 2016

Places to Visit in Semarang

While you are in Semarang, and you have one day left without any activity, or you came to Semarang for travelling, there are several interesting places to visit in Semarang, the capital of Central Java province. Why the capital of central java is Semarang, not the Solo, previous sultanate of Surakarta? Well, I think it is due to historical reason. This city is the oldest in central Java, built by Islam spreader, then the VOC was came and built the city. Semarang derived from the name of "asem" (tart) and "arang" (charcoal). So here are my list of one-day traveling in Semarang.

1. Lawang Sewu

Lawang Sewu ("Thousand Doors") is a landmark in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company. The colonial era building is famous as a haunted house, though the Semarang city government has attempted to rebrand it. The Former names of this building Administratiegebouw Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij. The Groundbreaking was started in 1904 and Completed in 1919, but it was opened since 1907. Now the Owner is PT Kereta Api (Indonesia railway company). This building shows very strong construction, the wall thick is twice of current brick length. You can see the images and its blueprint below.
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