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Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi

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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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  • It is located very close to "Pasar Atas" in where you can find many shops that offers Minangkabau's handicrafts. From clothes, hijab, crafts, to weaving or "songket". And you can sit in the park surro...  more »
  • Pertama kali k Bukittinggi wajib ke jam gadang.. cm foto aja di depannya.. Krn pas ksana udah sore Suasana nya rame Krn dekat dgn pasar atas...  more »
  • Tempatnya strategis di pusat BUkittinggi depan Pasar Atas. Jadi setelah berbelanja oleh-oleh, bisa langsung foto-foto di jam gadang. Cocok juga untuk anak-anak lari-larian :).  more »
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  • One of historical building in the city. A lot of people but fine. Jam gadang had a lot of uniqueness. Number of four in latin wrote IV, but Jam Gadang isnt, it is IIII. And the machine only two in the world, the other is in London, the Big Ben!!!
  • A central meeting point in the evening there is much happening around the clock tower. The sellers are polite and not pushy. The clock is lit with an ever changing palette of colors.
  • Jam gadang bukittinggi. Jam kebanggaan Indonesia. Jam Gadang (literally "Big Clock") is a clocktower and major landmark of the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located in the centre of the city, near the main market, Pasar Atas, and is a tourist attraction. This clocktower has large clocks on each side and was given the name "Jam Gadang" (English: big clock).
  • One of the reasons people visit Bukittinggi beside Ngarai Sianok. It's a clocktower in a middle of a square.
  • Located in central of Bukittinggi, 2-3 Hours from capital, Padang, West Sumatera. A lil bit full of crowd during weekend. You can spot more great view on the landmark during night. Surrounding with local market sells food and merchandise. Must Visit this place if you travel to West Sumatera.