Jakarta, capital of Indonesia is also worth visiting. There are many interesting tourist attractions that you can visit to spend your holiday. For historical attractions, Jakarta also has several museums that can be visited include the Elephant Museum and Museum Fatahillah. In addition, Jakarta also has several monuments that have historical value. Many of these monuments were constructed or built during President Soekarno, among others, the National Monument (Monas). It is based on the determination of Sukarno at the time who want to make the city as a city of monumental. If you are shopping lovers, there are many shopping centers that you can visit in Jakarta.
Jakarta is an international city that serving many typical foods from around the world. In areas inhabited by many foreign expatriates, such as in the area of Menteng, Kemang, Pondok Indah, and, Jakarta’s central business district, it is not difficult to find typical foods from Europe, China, Japan and Korea. These foods are usually sold in fancy restaurants.
Here are top tourist attractions in Jakarta:
1. Monas (National Monument)
Icon of Jakarta as well as Indonesian pride monument. Magnificent architecture and city planning around the monument make this place worthy as a tourist attraction. Every holiday the place is always crowded with tourists, both from the city itself or from outside the city. Monas or National Monument is also a favorite recreation spot Jakarta residents. Besides cheap, the park at the monument can also used as a recreation place with family or just chatting with friends or colleagues. Monas is a 433 ft (132 metre) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil.
2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a tourist area that combines family recreation travel, history and culture of Indonesia. This park is a summary of the culture of Indonesia, which covers various aspects of the daily life of the 26 provinces of Indonesia (in 1975) are displayed in the pavilion area of traditional architecture, and features a variety of clothing, dances and traditions of the region. In addition, in the middle of the lake there is a miniature depicting the Indonesian archipelago. cable cars, museums, and IMAX Theatre, and the Theatre of My Fatherland, a variety of recreational facilities makes TMIII as one of the leading tourist areas in Jakarta.
3. Pulau Seribu or Thousand Island
Pulau Seribu that means thousand islands consist of about 140 islands – small islands scattered in the waters of the bay and a charming nautical tourism and is located not too far from the capital Jakarta. Island of Ayer, Princess, Rainbow, Sepa and Pantera have been developed as a resort Island. transportation, accommodation and other support facilities such as equipment for water sports and diving are also available.
4. Kota Tua (Old Town/ Old Batavia)
Old Town is a tourist area, which is very famous and visited by many domestic and international tourists. Jakarta Old Town, also known as Old Batavia is a small area in Jakarta. At old Batavia area you can see old buildings with architecture style influenced by the Dutch or European architecture style, Chinese and even some of them with combination of Dutch and Chinese architecture. Some of the old buildings occupied as museums by the governor of DKI Jakarta. Kota Tua is one of a very interesting place or area to visit.
Interesting places you could see at Old Town Jakarta are including Jakarta History Museum (which is also called as Fatahillah Museum), Wayang Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta Station, Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari), Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Kota Intan Bridge, Syahbandar Tower, Batavia Café, Batavia Hotel and other old buildings.
5. Ragunan Zoo
Ragunan Zoo was the first zoo in Indonesia. The zoo was founded in 1864 under the name En Dierentuin Planten meaning “Plants and the Zoo.” The zoo covering 140 hectares was established in 1864. In it, there are various collection consisting of 295 species and 4040 specimens.
6. Taman Ismail Marzuki
Founded in 1968, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) is the center of artistic activity in Jakarta. Organizing art exhibitions, also held a variety of performing arts and culture both traditional and contemporary. In addition, TIM also has six modern theaters, exhibition halls, galleries, archives building, and theaters.
7. Ancol Jakarta Bay City,
This beach is the most complete tourist spot and is suitable for all levels of society, both young and old. Various recreational facilities and entertainment with shades of the beach, such as swimming pools, water bikes, sailboats, marine wildlife attractions and entertainment stage is here.
8. Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World)
Dunia Fantasi also called “Dufan” is an entertainment complex located in Ancol Jakarta Bay city. Dunia Fantasi is divided into several regions with distinctive themes and characteristics of each region. Division of the region intended to arouse the imagination of visitors are expected to feel the sensation of walking around in the area of old Jakarta, Europe, America, Indonesia, Asia, Greece Fantasy, Fantasy Tale, Balara, and Istabon. In addition to the game attractions, this area also has a number of restaurants and souvenir shops.
9. Sea World Indonesia
Sea world is also located in Ancol Jakarta Bay city complex. Seaworld has a wide area of 3 hectares with the main building contains a wide range of aquarium, underwater hall, library, food outlets, souvenir shops, and completed with a touch screen as animals and species information at Seaworld. The main aquarium keeps thousands of Indonesian marine wildlife. 3,500 Indonesian marine fish species kept here (this amount is 37% of the total marine fish species in the world). The aquarium size reaches 36 x 24 m, and it varies from 4.5 to 6 m and save 5 million liters of salt water. Because of the magnitude of the main aquarium is listed as the largest saltwater aquarium in Southeast Asia.
10. Shopping Center
Jakarta is one of the many cities in Asia that has many shopping center. Some modern shopping centers in Jakarta has an area large enough (more than 100,000 m2). Shopping centers in Indonesia include Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Senayan City and many more.