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Tugu Pahlawan

Jalan Tugu Pahlawan, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #13 of 34 Attractions in Surabaya
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: it is located at the centre of Surabaya.  it can be accessed from anyways and public transportation in Surabaya. from the biggest bus station in... more »
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The weather is hot in the outside so I advise you to wear sun block because Surabaya is really hot. Inside the museum the facilities are not properly treated. However, is the right place to visit for Indonesia's history lover because it serves a lot of historical story.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The second most famous landmark of Surabaya, only beaten by the icon of the city, the statue of fighting shark and crocodile. The site formerly was a complex of Surabaya Public Court during Dutch Colonization era that severely bombardized and destroyed in the 1945 Battle of Surabaya. Many civilians were killed in this area and later they become known as... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
86 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even I stay at this city for more 20 year but believe or not it's my first time for visiting this place. Actually not a planned for visit it, but this place very recommended. We can seen the museum and the monument of proklamator, Indonesia first president. And, if you want to some doing excercise you can doing at the... More

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Jakarta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Heroic place, many statues of Indonesian hero, great place to take pictures and to learn Indonesian struggle to get a freedom

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Bandung, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

it's a historical monument, with the statue of the country's founding fathers Soekarno-Hatta and tall white monument reminding the visitors of the struggle of the national heroes to defend the independence.

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Tugu Pahlawan is the icon of Surabaya, as it was constructed to commemorate the bloody battle of Surabaya which took place in 1945. However, upon my visit on this iconic place, I am truly surprised on the state of the whole premises. It is dirty, and doesn't seem to be properly maintained. The museum is quite confusing and uninteresting. The... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tugu (English: Monument) is in the poor state of maintenance. I guess it's a vicious cycle. Less tourist means less income which leads to less maintenance, which leads to even less tourist and so on. I believe the local officials should step up and renovate this building. It's too bad, since what I heard and read from history is that... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Sometimes, historical place like this mostly forgot by government and the people. I visited this place during my stay in Surabaya. If i see in the historical point of view, yes I really like the history and don't forget to read the battle from the relief on the wall in the main gate. And you also can visit Bung Tomo... More

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Houston
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It's not big but nice. Indonesian patriotism was born in Surabaya and so every tourist should visit this monument.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The location itself is very strategic, easy to access from anywhere in the city. There is a museum too. Overall, there is no coordinated effort to promote this attraction, since I saw some foreigners keep asking the direction.

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