Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stasuin Tugu,Yogyakarta,Central Java,Indonesia

t seems nothing stops the train station located sestrategis Tugu Yogyakarta. How not, the main station in the town gudeg is located right in the heart of the city and close to many interesting tourist attractions. Off the train at this station, you do not have to waste time to reach the hotel and shopping center. Malioboro which is located just south of the station offers a number of star hotels and jasmine as well as traditional shopping centers and modern.

Tugu station began serving the transportation needs since May 2, 1887, approximately 15 years after Lempuyangan Station. Initially, the station is only used for transporting railway transit of agricultural produce from areas in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. 1 Febnruari But since 1905, the station began to be used for transit passenger trains. Line the first town built in 1899, connecting Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

Starting from a small station, Tugu station has now become one of the largest stations in Indonesia. Has 6 tracks, the station serves the transportation of almost all big cities in Java. More than 20 train departures and arrivals take place every day, whether the train of economic, business and executive. There are various offers train and departure time to go to a specific area so that you have many choices.

Since built in Dutch colonial period, the architecture of the building is also very strong with European nuances. Once off the train, you will recognize from the big doors brown and the sky-high sky enhanced with a white wall color. You can also enjoy the charm of the station building, which until now still maintained its originality from the front. The building looks magnificent with a large door and two roof umbrella railroad.

Tugu Railway Station is one of the major stations that still retain its function as a treatment train, unlike the big stations are now only as a transit point.

When you go to the west of the station, you will see the improvement of railway locomotives. You'll be amazed to observe in detail each component in the locomotive. In fact, you can observe the machine from below because there is a ladder to the bottom of the locomotives 'parked'. Not far from there, you can see the statue of the ancient black train is also interesting to enjoy.

Walk a little to the south, you can see where the train car repairs. Although not get in, you can peeked at him from the fence-white iron fence that surrounds the blue. Looking up, will look sebuat parts are placed in the train yellow tower. Parts that are the crane carriage connector that has been used since the Dutch. If you walk back to the north, it will find the train janitors.

If you arrive or leave at dusk, it is time to stand at between 4 and 6 points and look to the west. Beautiful sunset scenery will be seen when the sky is clear, combined with the train rails are farther away will look like the lines that eventually coalesce into a single point.

Satisfied to enjoy the beauty of the station, you can start your trip in Jogjakarta. Various kinds of transport vehicles available at this station. You can ride tricycles to the Sultan's Palace and sales in Pathuk bakpia. If you want to travel some distance, you can use the city bus or taxi, as if to direct shopping, you are a short walk up the Malioboro which is located right in the south.

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