A Travel Through The Attractions Of Jakarta, Indonesia

This capital city of Indonesia is situated on Java Islands. It has so many things to attract visitors towards here includes charming islands, nature reserves, old towns, museums, shopping corners, architecture, pristine beaches, recreational parks etc. The top 10 popular must visit attractions are listed below.

1. National Museum of Indonesia

Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110, Indonesia.

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This archaeological museum is located in Jakarta tells you the history of Indonesia through a visit. With the vast collection of 141,000 from the categories of history, geography, numismatics, archaeological etc, becomes one of the finest museums in Indonesia. Also you can find various stone statues of Buddhist from ancient Java and Sumatra.

2. Thousand Islands

Address: Kepulauan Seribu Regency, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This is a charming island in Jakarta with endless natural beauty. These groups of small islands are a favourite holiday destination both for locals and visitors. The popular activities you can enjoy here are swimming, snorkeling, diving, beach walking etc. This is a perfect spot for relaxing in Jakarta. There are number of resorts and restaurants available in this beach with full amenities.

3. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Address: East Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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If you want to learn more about the culture of Indonesia, do a visit to this miniature park. You can enjoy number of activities here includes exciting rides, Among Puro Park, Snow bay swimming pool, Ria Atmaja Park, cable car rides etc. It spreads around 250 acres and you can learn Indonesian vernacular architecture, clothing, dances, traditions & everything from here.

4. Monas Monument

Address: Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This is a National monument in Jakarta with the height of 132m located at the central Jakarta and dedicated for the memory of fights of Jakarta from the Dutch East Indies colonial government. The architecture of this tower was done by Friedrich Silaban and R.M. Soedarsono. It has an elevator system takes you to the top of 115 m to the Monas peak where you can enjoy the panoramic views of city and this monument houses a Naval History museum too.

5. Ancol Beach

Address: Ancol beach, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This pristine beach attracts visitors with the best sunset watching and Dufan amusement park a favourite destination for children. You can also visit to the Sea World located at Ancol to watch closely the colourful marine species. This sea world consists of 126 species of fish, five species of reptile to marine biota composed of 26 species, 13 species of invertebrates, five species of reptiles, and one mammal. Also you can find some of the best resorts of Jakarta over here.

6. Old Town of Jakarta

Address: Jl. Kali Besar Timur 4 No.29, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia.

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This Old town is also known as Oud Batavia, and a favourite tourist attraction. There is so much to explore in this Old town includes Dutch model architectural buildings of 17th century, History museums like Jakarta History Museum, Museum of Fine Art and Ceramic, Puppet Museum, Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Bank Indonesia Museum and ofcourse there are some popular cafes with mouthwatering Indonesian snacks.

7. The Istiqlal Mosque and the Catholic Cathedral

Address: Jl. Katedral No.7B, Ps. Baru, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710, Indonesia.

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You can find the togetherness or union of different religion of people over here. The Istiqlal Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and built across the road from the catholic cathedral and stands as the symbol of harmony. It was designed by a Christian architect, Frederich Silaban. The architecture of both structures are really worth to watch and feel the harmony and love of people from here.

8. Ragunan Zoo

Address: Jl. Harsono RM No.1, Ragunan, Kec. Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This zoo protects the endangered species of animals from around Indonesia and spreads around 140ha. It was established in 1864 and it houses morethan 2000 Indonesian animals and morethan 50000 plants. You can see a lush tropical atmosphere everywhere in the Zoo and popular visitor attractions are crocodile, gorilla, orangutan, tapir, anoa, sumatran tiger, babirusa, peacocks etc.

9. Tanah Abang Market

Address: Gd. Pasar Tanah Abang, Blok A, Lt 9., Jl. Fachrudin, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat 10250, Kp. Bali, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250, Indonesia.

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This market is a paradise for shopping lovers. This market would be crowded in weekends with visitors. There are large number of wholesale markets you can find with different items to sell like clothing, bags, shoes etc and this is the largest textile wholesale market in entire Southeast Asia.

10. Setu Babakan

Address: Setu Babakan, Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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If you want to learn more about the culture of Jakarta, do a visit to Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village. This is located at Srengseng Sawah, a popular tourist destination. This village spreads around 289ha with different attractions like Betawi Museum, amphitheater, traditional houses, workshop areas, and cultural art performances like Cokek dance, Topeng dance, Marawis, Gambus art, Lenong, Tanjidor etc. This park has two attractive natural lakes where you can enjoy fishing and rafting.

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