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Tugu Pahlawan

Jalan Tugu Pahlawan, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #18 of 33 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I came expecting lots of history. I guess I was wrong. It was unlike war museum in Seoul, Korea. This place is a bit smaller, with some painting and statues and brief description about the November war. Not much. More disappointing, you cannot go to the top of the monument. Maybe my time was a bit of.. I surely hope... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Semarang, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is national monument in Surabaya, but under poor management. The museum too is also not quite interesting. It is too bad since there are some foreigners especially looking for this place. I think they were British or Dutch trying to reconnect their old time for nostalgia.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Tugu Pahlawan or Heroes Monument is a historical site in Surabaya. Located in heart of the city. in this place you can enter the museum, in the underground site of the monument.

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Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

i feel bad when first visiting this place, actually this the monument symbolize the hero of surabaya, but not so many people surabay it self which visiting the site, parking lot is quite big, there is a museum under ground of hero from surabaya, and you see diorama of bung tomo and also hear his speech voice. a lot of... More

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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Tugu Pahlawan is one of the famous historical spot in Surabaya City. Where is a national hero, Dr. Sutomo & friends force with the Dutch government that time when Indonesia not independenced yet. This spot very famous because of Dr. Sutomo & friends prepared for the independence of Indonesia country cooperation with Soekarno-Hatta ( the proclamator of Indonesia & the... More

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Surabaya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

commemorate the struggle of youth surabaya during the war against the Dutch, there is underground museum and documentary film also documentary sound that record the original speech. The weapon and scene that feel alive also...

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