Monas – National Monument
Monas is a famous symbol of Indonesia that you cannot ignore during your trip to Jakarta. The best time to visit this monument is at dusk, as the red sun goes gradually down from the top of the monument and disappears on the horizon. In addition to the monument, you can also find the National History Museum in the area around Monas. In this museum there are many precious documents about the history of Indonesia.
Old Town or Old Batavia are the two oldest neighborhoods in Jakarta. Around the Old Town, there are several popular museums such as the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), the Museum of Fine Arts and Pottery … The Batavia area has a Puppet Museum – one of its kind. Performing art form of Asia. Here, you can rent a bike (costs around 3 USD) to explore Sunda Kelapa harbor.
Setu Babakan Village
This is a great place to learn about traditional life in Jakarta. The village is 66 hectares wide, called Perkampungan Budaya Betawi or Betawi Cultural Preservation Village. In Setu Babakan, you can admire a lot of Betawi culture such as lenong (traditional Betawi comedy), topeng dance, traditional Betawi wedding and of course Ondel-ondel. The people here still use Betawi language. The best time to visit here is in June and July. These months are the time to celebrate special Jakarta Independence Day celebrations.
Taman Mini Park
Taman Mini is one of the biggest parks in Indonesia. This is also a great tourist destination for visiting with children. The amusements here are associated with the ancient legends in Jakarta. The park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities such as the giant artificial pool, golf course, marina …. It is a popular destination for tourists to visit.
The Great Mosque of Al-Azhar was built between 1953 and 1958. The design of this mosque is the combination of the architecture of the Hija Mosque (Saudi Arabia) and the Qibtiyah Mosque (Egypt). Coming here, you will be able to admire the luxurious beauty and dignity of Al-Azhar Church. This is considered to be the center of the humanitarian activities of Muslims in Jakarta.
The most interesting entertainment area in Jakarta is Ancol Dreamland, which is likened to the Indonesian Disneyland. With a total area of about 300 hectares, Ancol Dreamland is extremely large, including: Dunia Fantasy Theme Park, Seaworld for aquatic plants and dolphins and seals; Pasar Seni is considered as an art center of Jakarta and especially Pasar Seni – the most famous art market in Jakarta is also located in Ancol.
Taman Safari Park
With an area of about 168 hectares, Safari Park is the only park in Jakarta where you can see the animals walking freely in the park. This is the home of over 40 different species of animals, including Sumatran tiger, Chinese bear and rhinoceros. Because the animals move freely in the park, visitors must travel by car Bowl or bus with instructions. In addition, the park also has a Baby Zoo, where you can watch and play with tigers, lions and other animals.
Istiqlal Mosque is located on Jalan Pintu Air Road. The name “Istiqlal” means “freedom”. This mosque was completed in 1978 and considered as the symbol of Indonesia as well as the largest mosque in Southeast Asia at that time. In addition, the Istiqlal mosque also provides facilities for social and cultural activities, including lectures, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, fairs and programs for women, Kids and kids.
Stroll Jalan Surabaya
Jalan Surabaya is the famous old town of Jakarta. Surabaya specializes in selling antique and antique imitation items for tourists to visit and shop. However, you should be careful when buying something here, as some shop owners often mix fake goods with real products to make a profit.
Green Park in the city center
Although there are many skyscrapers, Jakarta is referred to as the city of the park or the green city by the area covered by trees to nearly 70%. The two most famous parks are Lembang Park and Suropati Park. In the early morning or late afternoon, you can see locals jogging or walking around the park.
Jakarta is one of the most popular cities to travel in Indonesia. This city has many great destinations for you to explore, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the beauty of Jakarta.