Tugu Monument, Yogyakarta

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Address: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Tugu Jogja is the most popular landmark of Yogyakarta. This monument is located right in the center of the crossroad between the Mangkubumi, Soedirman, and A.M. Sangaji and Diponegoro roads. The Tugu Jogja that is almost 3 centuries old has a very deep meaning and it keeps some history records of Yogyakarta.

Tugu Jogja was built around one year after the construction of Yogyakarta Kingdom. At the early time of its construction, it clearly described the philosophy of the unity of God's creatures that means the spirit of togetherness of lay people and authorities to fight colonials. In Javanese term, the spirit of togetherness is called golong gilig that is clearly described in the construction of the monument: the pole is of gilig (cylinder) form and the top part is golong (rounded). This monument was known as Tugu Golong-Gilig.

In details, the monument was originally constructed in the form of a cylindrical pole with conical form upwards. The base is an encircling fence while the top is rounded. The preliminary height of the monument was 25 meters. The earthquake in 1867 destroyed the monument and it was renovated by the Dutch government in 1889. The top portion is no longer rounded but a pointed cone. The height of the monument is also lower, namely 15 meters. Since then, this monument was also called as De Witt Paal orTugu Pal Putih (white pole monument). The monument has the names of its renovators engraved on its each side.

Being so identical of the Tugu Jogja to Yogyakarta makes many university students from outside of Yogyakarta to express their happiness after the graduation day by hugging and kissing the Tugu Jogja. That may also express their love to Yogyakarta that they will about to leave soon and at the same time say their promise to return to this city.

Tugu Monument Information

  • The early you visit this place, the less crowded it is.

How To reach Tugu Monument by Public Transport

  • Hired motorbike
  • Taxi or Bus

Restaurants Near Tugu Monument

  • Gerai Es Teler 77 Galeria Mall, KFC

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  • The most iconic and landmark of the special region of Yogyakarta. Every tourist should come here if you visit Yogyakarta. You can take a couple of hours of sight seeing by walking along the street while searching and tasting all kind of unique food along the street. Don't forget to take a couple of pictures in front of the monument before you leave the street. It is safe to come here anytime you want, but i suggest you to make a visit at night for a better experience and for all the food stall to open

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  • Jogjakarta, the shine of the sunset give me the relax time to back and remind you deeper as live as my lung to breath. Being in you to find a peace for our mind which is implied from your society. Yogyakarta always be special when people comes and take a part inside. -Yosi Joe-

  • The most iconic and landmark of DIY (Jogjakarta). The landmark monument renovated in 1889 representing the spirit of togetherness. I love this city

  • Good atmosphere. The crowd, the street food, the place. Nice place to spend the night.

  • A famous landmark in Yogyakarta. It is very crowded too. I recommend you to visit this place in early morning or late night for better experience.

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