Bung Hatta Monument in Guguk Panjang Sub-District, Indonesia
During a visit to Bukittinggi City, it would be a waste if tourists do not drop by in a famous place like Bung Hatta Monument. The location is in Bukit Cangang Kayu Ramang Village and it belongs to Guguk Panjang Sub-District in Indonesia. To be exact, tourists can find it next to Bung Hatta Palace and it resides in a lowland hill. What makes it interesting, though? Well, visitors can simply take pictures of the monument and hang out at the available facility. Somehow, the site is suitable for relaxation too.
Once arriving at the site, tourists can see a beautiful park and soothing landscape. As mentioned before, the monument resides on the hillside and it is surrounded by big trees. Not to mention it features a grassland and stairs as well. In terms of size, the monument is located in a wide park and it has an easy access! What is the monument exactly? It is the statue of Bung Hatta, made of bronze and has the welcoming pose. As if, the statue greets everyone who passes by on the site. Below it, tourists can find a metal plate that describes the site. It was installed on a beautiful ceramics base, actually.
Exploring Bung Hatta Monument
The only disappointment is that tourists can’t find any inscription that describes the history of the site and information regarding Bung Hatta. Have no worries. Visitors can hire a local guide instead. In order to get near the statue, though, they must pass through stairs first even though it doesn’t take much time. There is also a park with grassland, but it is not accessible for the guests. It is because the management wants to prevent the grasses from being trampled or damaged by visitors.
If they come to the site with a local guide, this person may tell them about Bung Hatta and the history of the construction of the statue. It is said the monument was built to commemorate a century of birth of such famous person. The construction started on 12 August 2002, actually. For further information regarding the monument, tourists should find a reliable guide, therefore. The service indeed costs some money, but it is worth the expense.
Another popular activity to do in Bung Hatta Monument is photography. The presence of the statue and the park may inspire tourists to take pictures during the exploration, after all. As an alternative, they can simply hang out on the site with families in the afternoon (while enjoying the nuance).
- Gadang Grand Clock
- Bung Hatta Monument
- Jenjang Gudang
- Lobang Jepang
How to Get There
The distance between Padang City (the capital of West Sumatra Province) and Bung Hatta Monument is 94.8 km. That means the trip may take around 2 hours and 40 minutes. What tourists need to do is to head to Guguk Panjang Sub-District and visit Bukit Cangang Kayu Ramang Village. As an alternative, they only need to follow a route to Bung Hatta Palace using Lintas Barat Sumatera Street.
Where to Stay
- Imran Hotel
- Ambunsuri Hotel
- Jogja Hotel
- Malindo Hotel
- Mersi Hotel
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