Indonesian history is commonly written and memorized in some books, inscriptions, monuments, and many more. Some of them become the sign of the important event that happens incline to the evolution of Indonesian history.
If you realize when exploring Indonesian cities, there are so many historical monuments around the country. That showing how much the country respects its history by reminiscing the last moment.
Speaking of the historical monuments in Indonesia, some of them becomes so popular in tourism visits. That doesn’t mean that another one is not popular, but the way local people appreciate the monument becomes one of the reasons why they become popular.
Let’s see some of them below!
1. Indonesia National Monument
Indonesia’s national monument becomes one of the most historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Gambir, Jakarta as one of the most popular metropolitan cities in Indonesia.
Indonesia national monument was built around 1961 as the monument for reminiscing the struggle for Indonesian independence in 1945. Nowadays the monument functions as a museum in Jakarta that is worth visiting for educational tourism. Moreover, the building of this monument becomes one of the oldest buildings in Indonesia.
You can find so many historical documentaries in Indonesia’s national monuments during the struggle eras. That makes this monument becomes so popular for the student who learns Indonesian history.
2. Jogja Kembali Monument
Jogja Kembali monument becomes one of the most well-known historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Yogyakarta and becomes one of the most magnetic tourism visits so far.
Jogja Kembali monument builds on around 29 June 1985. It contains so many historical Indonesian struggles towards independence. There are so many photos, gun replica, and many more.
The entrance gate of the Jogja Kembali museum was written with about 422 people that were dead during the RIS war attack. The war was happened between 1945 up to 1945, which is included so many victims found dead. They contain both male and female Indonesian heroes which fight over colonialism.
3. Mandala Monument
The mandala monument becomes one of the most popular historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, and was built around 1966. The monument was build to reminiscing the Trikora moment as one of the most historical moments for the Indonesian independence struggle.
Trikora moment was the struggle of the Indonesian for the independence of West Irian, Papua. The moment was pictured in the Mandala monument to honor them who was a struggle between 1961 up to 1963.
Even though the monument was built for West Irian’s struggle, but Makassarnese was contributing to the struggle as well. They support the West Irian to becomes united with Indonesia over Dutch colonialism.
4. Tugu Pepera Monument
Tugu Pepera monument becomes one of the most historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Jayapura, Papua, and becomes a memorable monument for Papuanese.
Tugu Pepera monument was built around 1969 to reminiscing the moment Papuanese take their vote to choose Indonesia as their country over the Dutch colonialism.
Tugu Pepera was built as a real struggle of Papuanese to reach their independence. They fight to be integrated with Indonesia from around 1961 up to 1963. As the independence province over Dutch colonialism, the monument has a culture of Papuan tribes that contain their original tribes.
5. Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument
Jalesveva Jayamahe monument becomes one of the most historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Surabaya and becomes the highest monument in the province. Moreover, it is also becoming one of the Indonesian most famous landmarks in Surabaya.
Jalesveva Jayamahe monument was built around 1993 to reminiscing the struggle of Indonesian navy soldiers towards Indonesia independence in 1945. You can find so many ships that were used during the struggle eras.
6. National Press Monument
National pers monument becomes one of the most historical monuments in Indonesia. It is located in Surakarta, Solo, Central Java, and becomes one of the most magnetic tourism visits there.
National Press monument was built around 1918 to reminiscing the evolving press in Indonesia. You can find the first magazine and newspaper that was made in Indonesia. You can also learn about the journalizing and its history in the monuments.
Press development in Indonesia has had so many struggles since before the independence. That is why the national press monument becomes the most monument that gives the best respect and honor to the press struggle from time to time.
7. Perang Kemerdekaan Jimbaran Monument
Perang Kemerdekaan Jimbaran monument becomes one of the most popular historical monuments in Indonesia. The monument was built around 2008 to reminiscing the Jimbaranase struggle the independence under Dutch colonialism in around 1945.
Perang Kemerdekaan Jimbaran monument is located in Bali, which is not far from the Ngurah Rai Airport. Even though the monument is a type of new building, but Indonesia respecting it as well as the honor for Jimbaranese that struggle for Indonesian independence.
8. Panca Benua Monument
Panca Benua monument becomes one of the most historical monuments in Indonesia that is worth visiting. It is located in Kuta, Badung regency, Bali. The monument builds to reminiscing the Bali bomb attack in around 2000.
Panca Benua monument is popular with the Ground zero monument. It was a beautiful monument that has a sad and tragic moment in Indonesia. Over the wall’s monument written the victims of the bomb attack that happen in 2000. It becomes one of the darkest tourism in Indonesia that is worth visiting.
So, there are some of the most historical monuments in Indonesia that are worth visiting. Most of them have an educational tourism visit that useful not only for adults but children as well. Have you ever visit one of these monuments?