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Bukittinggi Clock Tower

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

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Another good spot for taking pictures

Good landmarks for taking picture, but somehow it's too crowded for me. There's so many things and unique things you can look at and buy, but again it's too crowded with those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Good landmarks for taking picture, but somehow it's too crowded for me. There's so many things and unique things you can look at and buy, but again it's too crowded with those mobile promotion from Telco company

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It really is a nice place to visit being a couple of minutes walk from the Hills Hotel. There are people sitting around everywhere and lovers strolling through the small park. Food stalls and even fast food restaurants are here too or just beside the square. You can take a horse ride although we didn't, but we did buy some... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Interesting design snd location in city centre. Its an old clock with a combination of Dutch and Indonesian design. It has a string of history behind it. Great place to sit and rekax , large square abd plenty of shopping stalls.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

it located in the city center of Bukittinggi, near Pasar Atas. watch for your own belonging. there were several clowns around trying to have pic with tourist and they would ask some money for it.

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Malaysia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Glad they had the clock tower barricaded and cordoned off, and off-limits to the public (no entry) - to protect and preserve it, I would think so. Its black-and-white facade gives the tower a "new-ness" to it, makes it quite regal-looking - I loved how my photo turned out: with the two pine-trees flanking it, the picture looked like it... More 

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Cirebon, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Clock Tower has several times been improved since it was built in 1926. Environment around the Clock Tower has been laid out well. In the afternoon, many tourists and local people who come to this location. In addition to enjoying the atmosphere, they can also enjoy the typical food of West Sumatra are mostly found in these locations. From the... More 

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Krommenie
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We did not spent a lot of time in Bukittinggi, but we will come back. A good advice is to have a Rendang from the restaurant on the same square in front of the tower. The only and the real Rendang!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is the icon of Bukittinggi, which have to be visited if you are in West Sumatera, Indonesia. It's called "Jam Gadang". The visit to Bukittinggi won't be completed without taking selfie with "Jam Gadang" background. The place is in the heart of the city, and there is a big square surrounded by shops and markets. If you see... More 

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Makassar, Indonesia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Jam Gadang or the Big Clock, is the icon of Bukit Tinggi area. Its exactly in the city center. Very crowded though. But its nice... Its a pitty that we cannot go up to the top anymore. They stop this because of the massive earthquake few years ago.

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Zevenhoven, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice to see the tourist activities. The square is filled with artist and salesman. Also locals come here. Mall nearby

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