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Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi

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Monument Tourist Spot
Take a moment to appreciate the Art Deco design of Jam Gadang Bukittinggi. The 26 m (85 ft) clock tower has undergone a few changes since its construction in 1926. Originally a dome affixed with a rooster capped the white tower, but the Japanese replaced this with an ornament resembling a Shinto shrine during their occupation. Following Indonesian independence in the 1940s, this was again replaced with the traditional Indonesian roof style still in place today. Horse drawn carts offering sightseeing tours gather in the clock tower square. For Jam Gadang Bukittinggi and beyond, use our Bukittinggi tour planner to get the most from your Bukittinggi vacation.
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  • Long, long time attractive landmark. A must visit place for tourist. But lots of people, local & neighbouring country tourist.  more »
  • Nother special about it until you see that this is old city clock that maybe very special back then.  more »
  • Visited this area during rainy days , which where quite hard to stay there . But this area is the main attraction of Bukittinggi. If you want to buy souvenirs, there are Pasar atas and pasar bawah nea...  more »
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  • Surrounded with beautiful scenery. Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang are clearly visible from here. The air is also cold and refreshing. However, during peak hours, the number of people who gathered led to thousands in quantity. For an area that can accommodate hundreds of people, it just makes us become uncomfortable.
  • Very romantic and beauty night view. Crowded and difficult to find the parking area but I loved it all. ^^
  • An iconic clock tower in this little town. There's nothing much to see here and to be perfectly honest the clock tower isn't exactly interesting either. Save your time and go someplace else.
  • Great view, you must go here so you can say you are visiting bukittinggi if you already go here and take a picture
  • It becomes one of the famous heritage in Bukit Tinggi. One of the travelling destination that should go. Build on the Dutch colonialsm.