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The National Monument of Indonesia is located in Jakarta - the largest city in the country and the capital. The construction of the monument began in 1961, the main spire of Indonesia was decided to be erected in the center of Merdan Merdeka Square. In the same year, 608 piles were driven in - the foundation for the entire structure, and a year later the Cyclopean stele, the height of which was 132 meters, was ready. The official opening of the National Monument took place in the summer of 1975: the delay was due to a lack of funds, problems with organizing a museum, which they decided to build in the underground part of the spire, as well as an attempted coup.
The National Monument of Indonesia symbolizes the struggle of the country's inhabitants for independence ... The top of the stele is crowned with a 33 kg bronze sculpture in the shape of a flame, covered with pure gold. Just below, at an altitude of 115 meters, there is an observation platform with an area of 45 m 2, which offers a stunning view of Jakarta and its surroundings. You can climb the monument (for a modest $ 0.7 fee) by stairs or by an elevator, the engines of which, by the way, are hidden inside the Flame of Independence.
At the foot of the spire there is a small fountain, which, among other things, serves to maintain the optimal temperature inside the monument during the 40-degree heat so frequent in the capital. In the underground part of the stele there is a museum, the main attraction of which are truly large-scale dioramas, reproducing in detail all the significant historical events of Indonesia. Since its inception, the national monument has been a real symbol of the country, Due to the height and from afar, the magnificent cladding of white Italian marble, the spire is visible from almost anywhere in Jakarta. The monument, next to which a cozy park is laid out, is a favorite resting place for both citizens and visitors.
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