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National Monument or called Monas is a very famous monument in Indonesia. Everyone in that State will be very aware about the monument on this one. It lies right in the middle of Merdeka Square, Jakarta. Monas becomes very important because it is a most important monument. Monument as high as 132 meters (433 feet) was built to commemorate the resistance and the Indonesian people's struggle to win independence from the colonial Dutch East Indies.

Construction of this monument began on August 17, 1961 under the orders of President Sukarno, and was opened to the public on July 12, 1975. Additionally Monas became famous for his top tip of the monument is crowned with flames form a coated sheet of gold which symbolizes the spirit of struggle burning. And now the monument became one tourist destination in Indonesia, both local and foreign tourists.

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