teradesa.com Tugu Yogyakarta is one of the icons of Jogja that cannot be missed. In addition to various tourist sites such as nature tourism, Jogja beaches, markets and playgrounds, Tugu Yogyakarta can also be a tourist spot. Although this Tugu Jogja spot is only a monument.
Various Jogja tourist spots are also supported by various facilities. Transjogja public transportation facilities, Jogja travel agencies, car rentals, hotels and various inns can facilitate anyone traveling in Jogja. No wonder Jogja is one of the famous tourist destinations in Indonesia.
Tugu Yogyakarta holds various attractions ranging from history to its distinctive scenery. In addition, its architectural form is also interesting to discuss. It seems that anyone who has visited Jogja is incomplete if they haven’t visited this tourist spot. Check out more information below.
Tugu Yogyakarta is one of the must-visit tourist attractions during your vacation in Jogja. Because this location is indeed distinctive and can provide its own entertainment. After a long time standing, this Jogja monument has become even better with the existence of several buildings after being renovated.
The first attraction is the historical story. This monumental building was established in 1755 although the initial form was different from what is currently seen. When it was first built, this building was also named Golong Gilig.
Gilig is a cylindrical tube shape while Golong is round or spherical. From this name, it can be imagined that this monument was originally cylindrical and the top was round. This shape also has its own meaning which is the purpose of this building.
Like every monument built with a specific purpose, Tugu Yogyakarta was built as a monument to illustrate “manunggaling kawula gusti”. The meaning is the unity between the people and the leader for a common goal. This goal relates to the urge to jointly fight against Dutch colonization.
In 1867 there was a natural disaster of an earthquake that caused various damages including the collapse of this monument. The period after the collapse of this monument became a transition period that slightly shook the spirit of unity. Jogja is indeed one of the earthquake-prone areas due to its strategic location.
Renovations were only carried out after the collapse until in 1889 the architectural form of Tugu changed drastically. The initial cylindrical shape of the building turned into a square block. The peak of the monument which was originally round turned into a cone shape. The height of the monument which was originally 25 meters became only about 15 meters.
This change cannot be separated from the intervention of the Dutch who also “helped” renovate this building. In this new form, there is a shape that marks who is involved in rebuilding this monument. Until then this proud monument has the title “De White Paal” which is Dutch for Tugu Pal Putih.
The location of Tugu Yogyakarta is very strategic, which is connected to the line from the zero kilometer point of Jogja to the north. So it is very easy to find this tourist spot. This location indeed serves as a longitude marker from north to south, where the north is Mount Merapi while the south is the South Sea of Jogja through zero km, the square and the Jogja palace.
Here visitors can enjoy various activities and spots around the monument. The most favorite activity to do is of course taking pictures with this phenomenal Jogja monument in the background. In addition, in the southern corner of the monument, an artistic and beautiful garden is also built which is also suitable for photo spots. This park can also be a relaxing place to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Location and Route
Tugu Yogyakarta is located in Gowongan, Jetis sub-district, Yogyakarta City, Yogyakarta Special Region. It is located in an easily accessible area of Jogja City. But when it comes to traffic, at certain hours this location is indeed dense and crowded. So you can decide for yourself when is the right time for you to visit this location, whether it is quiet or crowded.
If departing from Adisutjipto Airport, the route taken is to the west via Jalan Jogja – Solo. If departing from the zero kilometer point, it is necessary to turn after going west then south. Before heading towards Magelang, turn east towards the monument area. If using a bus vehicle, you must park at a location far from the city traffic.
Because it is a traffic area, this monument spot is not like a tourist attraction. So there are no big facilities except just a place to take pictures and relax around the park located southeast of the monument. But around the location there are many restaurants and hotels.
To enjoy the beauty of this monument location, there is no entrance fee. Because this tourist spot is a facility like a city park that can be visited at any time by visitors. For visitors who bring vehicles, vehicle parking fees ranging from Rp. 2,000 to Rp. 5,000 are required.
Due to its strategic location, the view in the morning at sunrise and in the afternoon at sunset can be seen enchanting at this location. If you visit at night, the typical atmosphere of Jogja City is very visible at this location.
During the evening until night, the location turns into a hangout location with various street food around the location. Vehicular traffic becomes less frequent until midnight. So if you want to enjoy the nighttime atmosphere of Jogja, this spot is perfect to visit.
If you want to know various locations in Jogja, the Tugu Jogja area can be an easy benchmark as the zero kilometer spot of Jogja City. So this spot is also often used as a guide and route to various locations in Jogja.
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