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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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  • 10 desember 2016 inilah landmark sumatera barat.. belum komplit klo belum kesini cuma karena ramai sekali pengunjungnya susah sekali mau foto.. disekitar banyak yang berjualan.. dan juga ada delman ya...  more »
  • jangan bilang sudah ke sumatera barat kalau belum sampai ke jam gadang yang ada di bukit tinggi. tempat wisata ini sangat ramai di kunjungi oleh wisatawan setiap akhir pekan atau hari libur nasional. ...  more »
  • Siapa yg tidak kenal dg Ikon Bukittinggi ini? Ya, Jam Gadang. Jam Gadang terletak di jantung kota Bukittinggi. Tempatnya bagus, bersih, rindang, dan banyak tmpt utk istirahat. Viewnya pun bagus yaitu ...  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.