This monument was built by Hamengkubuwana I, founder of the Yogyakarta palace. Monument is located at the intersection of Jalan Sudirman and Jl. This Mangkubumi prince, has symbolic value and is a magical line that connects the southern ocean, Yogyakarta Kraton and Mount Merapi. At the time of meditation, it is said the Sultan of Yogyakarta at the time to use this monument as a benchmark towards the top of the mountain overlooking Merapi.
This monument is now one object Yogya tourism, and is often known as the "pillar of white pal" (pal also means pillar), because the paint color used since the first is white. Pal monument is elliptical with a small ball and a sharp corner at the top. Of Kraton Yogyakarta when we look to the north, then we will find that Jalan Malioboro, Jl Mangkubumi, this monument, and Yogya Kembali Monument Road will form a straight line exactly with the direction to the summit of Mount Merapi.
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