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Bukittinggi Clock Tower

Address: Jl Parak Kumbang no 40, Bukittinggi 26136, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Bukittinggi
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Krommenie
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A clock tower in the center of the town where local gather to pass time. Very crowded,a taxi stand,horse cart parking station and vendor selling semi precious stone where you can pick up uncut stone for a bargain. Polishing service is also available on the spots(20,000-35,000Rupiah for per polishing) Uncut stones by sizes(15,000 onwards )depend on your bargaining skill. With... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Bukittinggi Clock Tower or friendly called by Jam Gadang. See that number 4. Its IIII instead of IV. Did you notice? The unique clock feature uses "IIII" for the number 4 actually represents the four workers who died while constructing the building (urban story).

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connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Not so much the Clock Tower (known as Jam Gadang or Big Clock) as about being a gathering place for locals and tourist alike. the Tower and Park are in front of a Shopping Mall, and adjacent to a souvenier and traditional Market making it a busy and scenic area. You can also join one of the Horse Carts for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A place that is suitable to relax. Nature is everywhere. I like it here. Its the place when i feel that time moves slower

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Palembang
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

You should visit here in the morning and you will feel the fresh air, if you visit in the afternoon it will be hot air aeound. And you must try go around the town with bendi from here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

this is the place where you can find souvenirs, t-shirts , with a lot of activities by locals, near to this place is the show of randai at night that you have to book the ticket. it is near to pasar atas and pasar bawah.it is opposite of istana bung hatta.

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