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. For Jam Gadang Bukittinggi and beyond, use our Bukittinggi tour planner to get the most from your Bukittinggi vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Bukittinggi memiliki jam yang serupa dengan jam Big Ben di London. Terletak di tengah kota dan mudah diakses serta banyak penginapan di sekitarnya.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Living space of the city which comes alive in the late afternoon, Saturday free dance show. Cool restaurants around.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Clock tower is just small color changing tower in the night. But its real city center with all things. Small shops, restaurants, street food, army, market etc.  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    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. 😅 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.
  • July 22, 2017
    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.
  • August 12, 2017
    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...
  • August 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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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