Jogja Kembali Monument in Ngaglik Sub-District, Yogyakarta Special Region
Located in Sleman Regency, Jogja Kembali Monument becomes an interesting vacation spot for tourists (especially those who love history). The monument is located in Sariharjo Village and it belongs to Ngaglik Sub-District. It was built to recall the fact that Yogyakarta City once became the capital of Indonesia. Numerous historical stories and events were documented in this building! No wonder, lots of tourists keep coming during the holidays. Aside from that, there is the famous Taman Lampion in its yard. At night, the nuance becomes merrier! This explains this vacation spot has an excellent popularity over time.
The monument has the shape of a pyramid and it consists of 3 levels. The first level features a library, museum, cafeteria, and auditorium. Once tourists reach the second level, they may find several dioramas, telling stories regarding the fights against the Dutch in Yogyakarta City (during 1948 – 1949). Not to mention tourists would see many reliefs that tell more history in the past. What about the exterior? Well, a vast yard and stage reside there. Not to mention visitors can find some beautiful lampions and facilities.
Exploring Jogja Kembali Monument
The most common reason for visiting Jogja Kembali Monument is indeed to learn history regarding the fights between the locals and the Dutch. The purpose was to retain the independence of the nation. Here is the tip. Tourists must explore the monument along with a local guide. The purpose is to get the information thoroughly. Also, the service would help them to explore the building in an efficient manner. That means tourists can find all facilities and good spots without spending too much time or stamina.
While exploring the monument, tourists may see classic and historical items too, including weapons, phones, old typing machines, replicas, and many others. Another name is Monjali Monument and it has the total area of 5 hectares. No wonder, tourists may spend some stamina to explore all its parts including the exterior and interior. The good thing is visitors are allowed to take photos while exploring the monument. In the third floor, tourists may find a place for worshipping the fallen soldiers who have fought back then. The name of the spot is Garbha Graha.
Later, at night, tourists can simply spend a soothing evening at the yard of Jogja Kembali Monument. Colorful lampions with their different shape welcome everyone. Not to mention many food vendors work in that area. That means tourists can enjoy the nuance while eating foods and drinking something. Some musical performance often occurs too, in fact!
- Taman Pelangi
- De Oyo
How to Get There
Tourists’ prime destination is indeed Yogyakarta City and they can get fast by airplane. For those coming from Jakarta City, they must take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport right away. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once tourists arrive at Yogyakarta, they only need to take Ring Road Utara and Padjajaran Street. The destination is indeed Jogja Kembali Monument and the distance is only 11.7 km. That means the trip would take only 22 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Indolux Hotel
- Andalus Inn
- Djava Homestay