Simpang Lima Gumul Monument Kediri
Simpang Lima Gumul Monument Kediri
One more recreation place we want to share to you, our beloved readers. The place we mean is Simpang Lima Gumul Monument Kediri. This place is very nice to be visited by someone who want to get refreshing. (Also read : Monas Famous National Monument in Jakarta)
Simpang Lima Gumul Monument in Kediri is like the Arc de Triomphe located in Paris, France. The difference, if the Arc de Triomphe commemorates the warriors who died during the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars, while the Simpang Lima Gumul Monument is inspired by King Jongko Joyoboyo.
King Jongko Joyoboyo was the ruling king in the 12th century who aspired to unite the five regions in the Kediri district, namely the City of Kediri, Pesantren, Pagu, Gurah, and Kampung Inggris (Pare).
Simpang Lima Gumul Monument began to be built in 2003 and inaugurated in 2008, initiated by the Kediri Regent, Sutrisno.
The location of the Simpang Lima Gumul Monument itself is located in Tugu Rejo Village, Ngasem sub-district, Kediri. The construction is estimated to reach Rp. 300 billion. (Also read other article at : Terima Kasih untuk Ayah yang Tangguh)
The area itself, has a land area of up to 37 hectares with a building area of 804 square meters and a height of 25 meters, has 6 floors and is supported by 3 stairs as high as 3 meters from the ground floor. Uniquely, the width and height of the monument symbolizes the date, month and year of Kediri Regency which is March 25, 804 AD.
On the left and right sides of the monument, there are 16 reliefs, where each sculpture depicts the history of Kediri Regency. Each of these sculptures shows the high artistic and cultural value of the people of East Java. In the corners of the monument, you can also see a statue of Ganesha. Ganesha is a deity worshiped by Hindus who is considered a god of knowledge and intelligence, protector, wisdom and repellent.
Simpang Lima Gumul Monument has meeting rooms in the main building and an auditorium with a dome roof. Wisaatawan can also see dioramas on the inside of the building. In the underground section, there is an alley-shaped access connecting the parking lot to the monument’s basement. This location is widely used by tourists who want to take pictures.
In addition, one of the aisles that divides the center of the Simpang Lima Gumul Kediri Monument, shows a comparison of the height of the monument with the people below it.
Simpang Lima Gumul Monument Never Lack of Visitors
This monument area is never empty of visitors at night, because around the monument there are many traders that you can use to snack that is lined up in the Tugu Market area. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the area is also crowded with jogging joggers, recreational visitors, and Saturday-Sunday market visitors at Tugu. (Also read other article at : Kelahiran Gerakan Pramuka di Indonesia)
The local government has also set up various Simpang Lima Gumul facilities. You can find meetinghouses, regional banks, multipurpose buildings, inter-city bus terminals, Tugu market, public transportation and water park Gumul Water Park, Paradise Island. With the Gumul Simpang Lima facility, you can do many things in this area that is never empty of visitors.
For those of you who like to ride games. You can go to Gumul Paradise Island. You and your partner can enjoy various activities such as bodyslide, mushroom pool, speedslide, funbommerang or flying fox. It is recommended to go to Simpang Lima Gumul not during the day because it is very hot.
For the operational hours the Simpang Lima Gumul Kediri itself is 24 hours or you can go there whenever you want, and at Simpang Lima Gumul you don’t incur any costs. You will only be charged parking fees.
How to go to Simpang Lima Gumul Monument
The easiest access to the Simpang Lima Gumul Monument is through the city of Kediri. You only need about 10 minutes by motorcycle. If you want to take the train, the distance from Kediri station to Simpang Lima Gumul is 9.1 kilometers.
So you need about 20 minutes to arrive at the location. For those of you who are from other cities, you can take a plane to Surabaya Juanda Airport. Travel time from Surabaya Juanda International Airport is around 2.5 hours. After that, you can ride a vehicle via Pare and Kediri to arrive at the monument area.
That’s all the tourism place about Simpang Lima Gumul Monument Kediri we can inform to you, our beloved readers. Hopefully the post about recreation place above can be useful. (Also read other article at : Soal PTS PAI Kelas 9 Semester 1)