Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi

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. Arrange your visit to Jam Gadang Bukittinggi and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bukittinggi using our Bukittinggi day trip website .
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  • It is actually the landmark of the town, that reside in the city center with big atrium/plaza where people can get together during the day and evening. The place is nicer during the evening (my person...  more »
  • Jam gadang of Yes much for a course. Just changed surrounding increased Yes, because the page to take a broad and sukup clean also means teolet andong/horse ready to accompany visitors around. For tourists visiting here must be outside the policy.
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  • I decided to visit Bukit Tinggi for this long weekend, because i'm want to see Jam Gadang for iconic this town. When i have see that, iā€™m so excited. There is so many place to visit near jam gadang, y...  more »
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  • Selalu menjadi tempat favorit saya untuk jalan-jalan keluarga. Apalagi sejak taman sudah dirapikan, bisa ajak anak2 yang baru bisa jalan buat latihan. Sayangnya ciri khas jam gadang sudah berkurang. Pedagang "Karupuak Kuah" sangat susah ditemui karena diawasi Satpol PP. Padahal ini menjadi salah satu ciri khas di Jam Gadang. Saran saya, jikalau memang adanya pedagang asongan ini mengganggu keindahan, lebih baik Pemko Bukittinggi menyediakan corner khusus bagi mereka yang ingin berjualan bisa pakai izin dan sewa yang murah. Agar mereka bisa mencari nafkah dengan nyaman, dan keinginan wisata kuliner jajanan unik pengunjung juga terpuaskan. By the way, setiap malam minggu dinas Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (benar ya nama dinasnya?) Mengadakan acara kesenian di pelatarannya. Saya ingin sekali nonton tapi masih belum kesampean. Terakhir saya ingin liat randai dll, ternyata sedang ada acara beatbox battle. Dan saya kecewa. šŸ˜… Semoga ada sosmed yang bisa diakses agar tahu acara apa yang akan diadakan setiap minggunya. Kepanjangan, tapi semoga bisa sebagai masukan bagi Pemko Bukittinggi untuk berbenah menjadikan pariwisata Bukittinggi yang lebih baik.
  • Lovely place to have family with. It is a land mark of Minangkabau (West Sumatera). given by Dutch during their colonial period, this landmark has at least three times reshaping on the building. You should pay attention on its fourth number of the clock.
  • A must visit whenever you are in Bukit Tinggi. The place is very lively. I brought my 2yo Son with me and he was very happy playing around Jam Gadang...
  • Its a historical bulding in a historical place. Kinda clean and locals are friendly. When you walking around it you can easily find many of tradisional food such as rendang, kerupuk sanjai, pisang kapik and many more. There is a bung hatta garden beside it. The temperature is warm, not too hot or not too cool.
  • One of historical buildings in Bukittinggi located at the very center of the city. You can discover many other historical spots that surrounds it. So, don't forget to check in here if you're visiting West Sumatera. This place is a must see.

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With a decent smattering of luxury four-star hotels in Bukittinggi, those that way inclined can spend nights in supreme comfort and leisure. Though such options are costly compared to other more affordable hotels scattered around Bukittinggi, they cater especially to international tourists, aiming to make things as easy as possible with English-speaking staff and signs everywhere. The budget-friendly lodgings in the city also represent a good option for the weary traveler, offering a homely atmosphere in family-owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts for a more authentic feel.
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