Attractions of Jakarta

National Museum ©greengreenbottle/flickr

National Museum ©greengreenbottle/flickr

One of the top attractions of Jakarta is the National Museum. It was established in 1778 by the Batavia Society for Arts and Science. Now it is a world-famous National Museum which is well presented and interesting things and original old buildings to see. Kidzania located at Jl. Jend Sudirman is an amusement and entertainment centre mainly for children as young as five year olds and as old as twelve years old. There are different educational tasks about the concept of living that the children enjoy such as being a pilot, firefighter, lab technician, prison inmate or even bank teller. They learn the adult life of earning money and spending money. The other theme and amusement park called Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. It has an Art Market or Bazaar Seni with cottageshops full of artists’ paintings, art work, sculptures, wood carvings and ceramics. There is also a beach and outdoor theme park called Dunia Fantasi, a water theme park and sea world that features animal shows.

Bersih Sehat Mayestik

The Bersih Sehat Mayestik at Kebayoran Baru is an amazing spa place for relaxation. It offers fantastic massage at a good price, you may also ask for pedicure and manicure services at one place. Fatahillah Square or Taman Fatahillah is a colonial styled open city hall. It is easily located in the heart of the old batavia or Sunda Kelapa. This place symbolized the colonial government sovereignity and it is just on the way to the Chinatown. There are beautiful historical buildings giving you an insight into Jakarta’s history.

The playground or Playparq at Kermang

Another great spot to add to your itinerary if you are traveling with young children. With both wet and dry playground area, your kids can play under the gazebo and be surrounded by nature such as greens and trees everywhere. Immannuel Church or Gereja Immanuel at Jl Merdek Timur in New Jakarta is a magical place. You can even smell the scent of old rustic furniture as if you are going back in time.

National Monument MONAS

MONAS ©Jai Santhosh/flickr

MONAS ©Jai Santhosh/flickr

Pay a short visit to this monument that commemorate Indonesia’s Independence. It resembles a little like the Washington monument or even the Minar-e Pakistan in Lahore. This landmark is a magnificent square with a historic showcase in the exhibition hall. You will probably be surprised to know that the tip of the MONAS is an ‘eternal flame’-like structure made of at least fifty kilograms of gold that gleams in the sun.

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