Tugu Monument, Yogyakarta

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  • Address: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids
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About Tugu Monument, Yogyakarta

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tugu Monument

  • 95% of people who visit Yogyakarta include Tugu Monument in their plan

  • 24.79% of people start their Tugu Monument visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tugu Monument

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

92.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tugu Monument

People normally club together Water Castle and Ratu Boko while planning their visit to Tugu Monument.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Tugu Monument, Yogyakarta Reviews

  • Well this ia the most known place in Yogyakarta. One of the landmark. And if you visit Yogyakarta, its not complete if you not visited this place. Not just passing by, but you have to take a walk for a while here, maybe have some picture of it. Then you will have those magical feeling about this place that will make you miss this place again sometime. Take a good visit and have fun.

  • As one of the landmark of Jogja, making this monument is one of the must-visit place when you coming to this city. If you want to take picture, better do at midnight when the intensity of vehicles is low. There's some cafe that you can also enjoying the sunset with the monument as background.

  • Nice destination to hangout. You can also took a photo in the Tugu or learn about the history of the Tugu Jogja itself. Very Interesting!

  • Ikon dan landmark Kota Jogja yang paling terkenal. Letaknya berada pada satu garis imajiner yang menghubungkan Pantai Parangtritis, Keraton Yogyakarta, dan Gunung Merapi. Biasa dikenal juga dengan nama Tugu Golog Gilig. Setiap malam dipadati oleh wisata yang ingin berfoto dengan latar belakang bangunan bersejarah ini. Hati-hati jika ingin berfoto di sini karena lalu lintas yang sangat ramai.

  • 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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