Top 5 natural tourist attractions in Jakarta

Perkutut bird in Pasar Burung

Perkutut bird in Pasar Burung ©Lip Kee/Flick

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is a cosmopolitan city with a population of over 10 million. The city is situated in the northwest of the Island of Java, at the mouth of the river Liwung in the Jakarta Bay. The Tanjungpriok seaport  was built between 1883-1886 an it is located at about 10 km from the city. The city is a popular tourist destination in Indonesia and one of the most visited cities in Southeast Asia.

Jakarta is an important cultural, economic and politic center, but today we would like to show an other side of the city presenting the top 5 natural tourist attractions in Jakarta.

 

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The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia Mini Park) is a cultural park, being one of the top 5 natural tourist attractions in Jakarta, which attempts to present the culture, traditions and folk architecture of the different ethnic groups of the 30 provinces through permanent exhibitions. In the pavillions presenting the different provinces you can watch drama plays and dance performances every Sunday.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah ©Cynthia D.Elizabeth/Flick

The Pulau Seribu

The Pulau Seribu is also known as the Thousand Islands and it is an esemble of 140 islands in the north of Jakarta in the Java Sea. These islands are part of the top 5 natural tourist attractions in the region of Jakarta and offer a refuge for people tired of city life. The sea surrounding the golden beaches with palm trees is the paradise for scuba divers.

The Ragunan Zoo

The Ragunan Zoo lies in the southern part of the city and gives place to native animals like the Komodo dragon, the tapir, the Javan tiger, the buffalo and a variety of brightly colored birds. The various animals can be seen in a rich tropical environment. The zoo is opened daily between 8 am and 6 pm.

The Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia ©anthonycramp/Flick

The Ancol Park

The Ancol situated in the Jakarta Bay is the largest and most popular recreational park of the city. It is popular because of the sea, the Sea World aquarium, the swimming pools, the artificial lakes for fishing and boat trips, the bowling places and nightclubs, its restaurants, and massage salons. The Marina jacht port, a golf course, a hotel, a four-dimension theatre and the Dunia Fantasi amusement park are also situated in the district.

The Pasar Burung

The Pasar Burung  is a bird market on the Pramuka street and although it is a market it can be considered as one of the top natural atractions in Jakarta. The view of the colorful torpical birds is impressive, these including the perkutut songbird, the pride of the Javanese. It is opened daily from 9 am.

Perkutut bird in Pasar Burung

Perkutut bird in Pasar Burung ©Lip Kee/Flick

 

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