Friday, August 31, 2007

The Tower of "Jam Gadang"

In the center of Bukittinggi there is a famous, characteristic clock tower which is the symbol of the town, topped with a horn- shaped roof, the clock tower was built in the traditional of Minangkabau style known as Jam Gadang. Mean the big clock. It overlooks the market square and the city's magnificent surroundings. Also worth visiting is the Museum which is a Rumah Gadang, a traditional extended family house built in the 19th century. There are dance performances at the museum's open stage every Sunday and on public holidays. Night dance performances are at Sliguri. It is also worth seeing the bullfights at Padang Lawas (6 km south of Bukittinggi) every Tuesday at 5.00 p.m.
Getting There From Jakarta International Airport to Minangkabau International Airport in Ketaping it will take about 2 hours. From the airport to the town is also about 2 hours by bus or taxi.
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2 comments:

  1. wow..those are awesome pictures...nice places :)

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  2. beautiful scene :)

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