Jogja Kembali Monumen, Remaining The Historical Moment Ever Happened In Jogja


Jogja Kembali Monumen is located in Jongkang, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman, Yogyakarta. This monument was built in order to appreciate the struggle of the heros that succeed in forcing the dutch army back and in saving the Indonesian existence internationally by refunctionning the Indonesian Government in Yogyakarta. The one which is really interesting from Jogja Kembali Monument is the building position that has been set up by following the imaginary axis of The Sea South – Panggung Krapyak – Keraton Yogyakarta – Tugu – Mount Merapi

Before reaching the main area of Jogja Kembali Monument, the visitors can pass two gates on the west side and on the east side. On the east entrance gate the visitors will be greeted by the replica of Cureng, in other side they will meet also Guntai plane on the west entrance gate. On the west and on the east podium the visitors can see two weapons of wheeled machine gun that they will find before going down to the front yard of this Monumen. In the end of the south yard, there is big wall where we can discover 420 names of the heros who died on December 19th 1948 up to June 29th 1949 and also the poetry of Karawang Bekasi of Chairil Anwar presented for the unknown heros.

The main building of this monument brings the concept of the lotus which is surrounded by the pools divided into four gates in the west, in east, in the north, and in the south side.

The west-east entrance gates are connected to the entrance gate of the first floor that consists of 4 museum chambers where we can discover the stretcher of the great commander of General Sudirman during guerilla war in one of those chambers. The north and the south entrance gate are connected directly with the stairs of second floor. On the outer wall of this building there are 40 reliefs which describe the nation struggle of August 17th 1945 up to December 28th 1949. The representation of the struggle, the diplomation, the return of the President and the vice President to Yogyakarta, and also the formation of People’s Security Army are drawn in those reliefs. In this building there are 10 dioramas which present the historical moment of Maguwo on December 19th 1948 when the dutch army attacked the Indonesian National Air Forced, the history of March 1st 1949 attack, Roem-Royen agreement, and the proclamation of Independence on August 17th 1949 in Presidential Palace of Yogyakarta.

The top floor is such a nice quite round place area, where we can find a flagpole and the Indonesian flag installed in the middle of this chamber. We can also discover reliefs of hands image in the west and the east wall as the representation of the physical and diplomation struggle of the nation. This Garbha Graha room is used as a prayer room for the national heros and as a contempelation room for their struggle.


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