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Address: Jl Parak Kumbang no 40, Bukittinggi 26136, Indonesia
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Historical clock

curiosity with this clock, he is different from the other day, after my visit there was a difference in the number 4, but unfortunately this time visitors are not allowed to climb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The clock tower is easy to access from within the town, waking distance from other attractions. I wasn't overly impressed by the clock tower, but it is as good as could be expected. Personally, the highlight of visiting this place was catching a horse drawn carriage back to my hotel. Feel free to negotiate the price down for the carriage,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is the icon of Bukit Tinggi. It is clock tower in the middle of the city, surrounding by park, locals call it Jam Gadang or the Big Clock. Visitors can walk around the tower to see from the close distance and take photos. The Tower looks good but not really spectacular The adjacent strip of road is the Horse... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looks good but is not impressive. Very popular local, can be crowded around. They say is the only other clock tower with the same mechanism like London's Big Ben.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's worth popping by one evening, if you are in Bukittinggi, largely because there are many satay stalls around the square and the satay is very good. The clock itself is not that impressive.

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited this clock tower during our morning stroll. Even as early as 6:30 am, the area around the clock tower was already filled with locals exercising. In the evening the day before, hordes of people pack the open space and the clock tower itself is not even brightened by any lamp, putting off our interest to visit it. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was there during the evening with my tour guide. Beautiful place, full with locals and there's a few local food sellers around. Managed to take some pictures with the monument as the background.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well, if you decided on something as a landmark, i wish the government put some serious attention to make this clock tower looks beautiful. Everything are underdevelop and definitely need attention. Food hawkers are everywhere and lack numbers of garbage bin. What makes this tower is so different from any clock is the way they write the 4 oclock..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The landmark of Bukittinggi. Recommend to visit this visit at night on weekday, you can take beautiful picture there. On the weekend, it will be very crowded, difficult to find parking space. From here you can go to Pasar atas for buying souvenirs like songket, miniature of "Rumah Gadang" or "Jam Gadang", etc, and also try spicy culinary food surrounding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A beautiful landmark of Bukittinggi. A must place to visit. It's like the coolest place to hangout for the local. But beware of the pickpocket, they're around the landmark.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

curiosity with this clock, he is different from the other day, after my visit there was a difference in the number 4, but unfortunately this time visitors are not allowed to climb up to the top, probably due to lack of care

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