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A photo story: heritage buildings of Lasem

A tiny district called Lasem, located in Central Java’s Rembang regency, is the unlikely home to a number of rich cultural and historical heritages.

Civilizations from different eras – ranging from the pre-historic to the Majapahit kingdom, the Pajang and Demak Sultanate and the Dutch Colonials- have shaped the complex and colorful history of Central Java’s Lasem district.

One of the tangible forms of heritage to be found here is in the deteriorating old buildings. Many of the district’s ancient houses are influenced by Chinese and Northern coast Javanese style.

Every corner of Lasem hides an intriguing story.

 

How to get to Lasem

Lasem can be reached by bus or car from the Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang. This journey will likely pass through the cities of Demak, Kudus, Pati and Rembang. The journey time is approximately three hours providing there is no traffic congestion. 

Where to sleep in Lasem

There is only one very modest hotel with minimum facilities in Lasem with rooms ranging from Rp 45,000 to Rp 200,000 a night. Those wanting better accommodation can stay in Pati or Kudus, but they are relatively far from Lasem.

 

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  • Agik Ns 2 yearss ago

    Greeting from Lasem, Anyone who wants to visit Lasem, may conctact me at anytime. I am from Lasem and nowadays working in Semarang, 120 km away from Lasem. I will provide you an english guide and local people who can bring you to the heart of Lasem. Best Regards, Agik NS agikns@ymail.com 081325695893

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  • Fahmi Anhar 2 yearss ago

    glad to hear that all of you like it. lasem is so amazing, especially for architectural & historical sites... See you soon in Lasem :)

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  • Soerja Akatsuka 2 yearss ago

    I'm from Lasem. I love Lasem. Selamat berwisata & selamat menikmati sajian klasik dari Lasem. Kami tunggu kedatangan Anda. :)

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  • Chuck Noland 2 yearss ago

    Nice building, but I never heard about Lasem before. Just imagine to take some photographs in there. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  • Rosie Mee 2 yearss ago

    No wonder about it, Indonesia always has so many rich cultural and historical heritages. Nice article and pictures anyway!

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  • Aiko Yang 2 yearss ago

    Quite historic and memorable building. Is this building visited for free?

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  • Michael Joe 2 yearss ago

    That's what i call old town, a perfect place for photography indeed :D

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  • Greta Russo 2 yearss ago

    Very historic. And indeed I agree with Bianca as this is perfect for photography spot.

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  • Bianca Walsh 2 yearss ago

    Interesting classic building! This might perfect for photography spot. Nice article!

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