Tugu Jogja is the main attraction when you visit this student city. Located right in the middle of the intersection that combines the streets of Diponogoro prince, AM Sangaji, General Sudriman and Prince Mangkubumi, this building is dominated by a white square shape as the legendary icon of Yogyakarta City.
Jogja Monument Philosophy
When you visit the Jogja monument area, this building that has stood for hundreds of years has an important philosophy full of meaning. There are four sides to the building, namely the south, east, west and north. Each side has a variety of writings that imply the history of the formation of the monument, and the following explanation is specific to you.
On the south side of the monument, there is written Wiwara Harja Manggala Praja Kaping 7 Sapar Alip 1819 . Not only that, there is a logo that says HB VII . The meaning of the two writings is that the monument which was built during the reign of Hamengkubuwono VII and has the meaning of a welfare gate for every human being in the leadership of the country.
There is written Ingkang Mangayubagya Karsa Dalem Kangjeng Tuwan Resident Y Mullemester has the meaning that a person is able to welcome well about the will in life and the person who pioneers it is the kangjeng tuwan resident Y mullemester.
Yasan dalem ingkang sinuwun kangjeng sutan hamengkubuwana ingkang kaping VII means that the monument was built by a figure named ingkang sinuwun kangjeng sultan hamengkubuwana to VII.
At the time of the construction of the monument, all material costs were borne by a figure named patih dalem kangjeng raden duke danureja, the fifth V and the leader of the implementation of the construction were entrusted to the Dutch colonial named van brussel opzchter waterstaat. The writing engraved on the northern part of this monument is quite long, that is pakaryanapun synergy and patih palace kangjeng raden dukai danureja kangangangangasi V, kaudhagen silence tuwan YPF van brussel opzchter waterstaat .
Tugu Pal Jogja city [/ caption]
Over time, the monument which became one of the tourist attractions in jogja has changed in terms of shape and size. Not only that, the environment around the monument has changed quite dramatically, so you can find differences in the condition of the monument in ancient times and now. Various factors cause changes in the monument, ranging from natural disasters to the times.
The most noticeable difference from the monument in Jogja in ancient times was the dominance of the semicircular and cylindrical shape. However, due to the damage caused by natural disasters, the reconstruction of the monument was changed by utilizing a square shape on various sides and at the top of the monument was pinned sharp shaped ornaments that rose upward.
The height of the monument in ancient times can be said to be quite high, which is about 25 meters. In the renovation process, not only the shape of the monument was changed, but the height of the monument was pruned to 10 meters, so the height of the monument is currently only around 15 meters.
If the environment around the monument is only dominated by European-style buildings, but now the trees and green grass surround the monument. Beautiful and cool impression provides its own comfort for anyone visiting there.
If you are on vacation to the Jogjakarta area, don’t forget to visit the historical monument in Jogja. Because it is one of the icons of the city of Jogjakarta, the Jogja monument also has its own historical value.
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