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Bukittinggi Clock Tower

Jln. Parak Kubang no. 40, Bukittinggi 26117, Indonesia
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the main guidance of the city

the history told by my guide was the clock was the same made of the clock in Big ben. it was a gift... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
azah A
Real city centre

Clock tower is just small color changing tower in the night. But its real city center with all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marek Z
Bilovice Nad Svitavou, Czech Republic
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  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
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Jln. Parak Kubang no. 40, Bukittinggi 26117, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the history told by my guide was the clock was the same made of the clock in Big ben. it was a gift from the Queen of Netherland to the Officer in Bukittinggi as the place was a favourite place for the royal and the...More

Thank azah A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clock tower is just small color changing tower in the night. But its real city center with all things. Small shops, restaurants, street food, army, market etc.

Thank Marek Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit landmark when you go to bukittinggi, located at the central of the city, close with many sightseeing such as ngarai sianok, worth to visit especially at night to get best capture for your moment

Thank Rizki A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a day and a night in Bukittinggi @ the Novotel, a characteristic colonial style hotel; old world charm, excellent food and atmosphere. On a night stroll we headed south, walked to the round about and came across several famous 'beef steak' possibly buffalo...More

Thank melinda9001
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A very interesting landmark since 1926, near a park and a market called Pasar Ateh (Upper Market). A must-see landmark if you go to West Sumatera. It's instagrammable!

Thank atiyaa2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

In local language it id called Jam Gadang [Big Clock]. Located at the Upper Market. It is the Icon of Bukittinggi City. Built during Dutch Occupation.

Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Long, long time attractive landmark. A must visit place for tourist. But lots of people, local & neighbouring country tourist.

Thank PakNgoh
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nother special about it until you see that this is old city clock that maybe very special back then.

Thank Davida_Davida
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this area during rainy days , which where quite hard to stay there . But this area is the main attraction of Bukittinggi. If you want to buy souvenirs, there are Pasar atas and pasar bawah nearest to this area . I can get...More

Thank Maizatul N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Most popular place at Bukittinggi Town, I'm visit at 09.00pm (local times). People take picture as symbol there visit Bukittinggi.

Thank Fith2288
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Ilyana S
3 February 2015|
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Response from Greg48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It's called Plaza Bukittinggi and is almost directly in fronto of Jam Gadang-- the Clock. Anchor Store is Ramayana and multiple smaller shops inside