As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta must be visited. Jakarta is very modern, the center of trade, economy, politic, and government. The hectic nightlife to luxurious malls and resort can easily found out. On the other hand the classic Jakarta still remains in some part of the city. You will have memorable visit to Monas, Jakarta History Museum, Thousand Islands and many more. Here are top Jakarta trip attractions.
Jakarta Tourist Spot
Monas (National Monument)
Monas Tower or National Monument, or is called Monumen Nasional in Indonesia, is the most famous landmark in Jakarta city, stands proud as a symbol of independence in Indonesia. Monas is located in Merdeka Square. The square itself means ‘freedom’ and in this area you can find gallery to learn more about Indonesia’s history. The main attraction in Monas however is the observation deck at the top of the Monas tower. In here you can see panorama in all directions.
If you bring kids, invite them to visit Ragunan Zoo. The zoo keeps 3600 species inside. Distinct Indonesian animals that can be seen are Komodo Dragons, Orangutans, and birds. But of course there are still many more inhabitants in this zoo, some of them come from other parts of the world. In Ragunan you can also admire flowers and plants.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Want to know all about Indonesia and its tribe and tradition? But how? Just go to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (means Beautiful Mini Indonesia). In this place you will see traditional houses from many tribes and provinces, complete with the traditional costume and the traditional daily equipment. Strolling around TMII you will get highlights of Indonesia.
This place must be people favorites. Thousand Islands are part of Jakarta that is so exotic and beautiful. Many people believe that Thousand Islands is more beautiful than the Jakarta itself, since you would see many small islands, beach, sea, and all of them is very peaceful, clean, and charming. You can cross the sea by boat only few hours to get into Thousand Islands. Stay overnight in the islands is also recommended. If you seek upscale resort, Pulau Macan is the best.
Ancol Beach and Ancol Dreamland
Again and again this is the best place so far to spoil your children. You of course can also relax and having fun in Ancol Dreamland. Ancol Dreamland is the biggest theme park with complete rides and waterpark. The rides are very challenging, some are suitable only for adult. After you try all the rides inside, you can stroll around at Ancol Beach which in the same area. The beach is calm with golden sand that will be very beautiful in the sunset.
Kota Tua or Old Town is one of the most historical places in Jakarta. Kota Tua is the relic of Batavia, the city that built by the Dutch. As you walk around the area, marvelous architecture in Dutch colonial style will be spotted. You can take photos, enter the museum, or cycling with the rented bicycle. Make sure you visit Fatahillah Museum, Toko Merah (Red Shop) which a unique European-Chinese style building, and Indonesia Bank Museum.
Jakarta Trip Attraction 2019
National Museum is the next place to visit since it will show you Indonesian history, art, culture, ethnology of the country, and geography. The collections are separated into different galleries and include Indonesian ceramics and Hindu art in Indonesia.
Dunia Fantasi or usually abbreviated as Dufan is similar to Disneyland theme park. Main Street, Puppet Castle, and 30 rides will remind you the fantasy world of Disneyland. The theatre inside has range of shows about Indonesia.
Glodok is the Chinatown in Jakarta, famous for the Buddhist temple Jin De Yuan which you can visit, market, shops, and many other. In Glodok you can see how the Chinese descendant live together peacefully with other native Indonesian people. You can witnessing how Indonesia is very rich in culture and tribe. Make sure you look out for the medicine shops with unusual remedies and drugs, and don’t forget to taste the snacks and food in this area.
Wayang is Javanese puppet. This is one of the most prized traditions in Indonesia. Wayang Museum keeps the collections of wayang from all parts of Indonesia. Different places have different kind of wayang too. You can also spot masks, wooden puppets, and a show held every Sunday at 10 in the morning.
Sunda Kelapa Port
Jakarta is actually famous as the port city. That’s why the Dutch conquered Jakarta because they knew many benefits would come from the Sunda Kelapa Port. So, a visit to Sunda Kelapa Port is worth to try. The wooden schooners interestingly still look much the same as in the ancient time. Unfortunately many tourists miss the trip to Sunda Kelapa Harbor.
One of the Jakarta attractions 2018 is a cathedral. The mighty cathedral may draw your interest while you are in Jakarta. The ancient cathedral stands tall at the heart of the city with wonderful neo-gothic architecture. Many of the materials and furniture are sourced from Netherlands including the massive pipe organ and main altar.
Pasar Baru / New Market
Though the name is Pasar Baru or New Market, the fact is this place is the oldest market in Jakarta. Textiles, antique items, Indian spices, electronics, and food stalls have been stood for generations. Visit this place to feel the unique experience.
Jakarta Travel Attractions
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