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Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. In Jakarta there are many tourist attractions. Starting from the national historical, cultural attractions, and etc. The uniqueness of the tourist attraction in Jakarta is formed from diverse ethnic and national character in Indonesia. Not a few foreign tourists who choose Jakarta as a tourist destination in Indonesia other than Bali, or other tourist spots.

Tourist attractions in Jakarta with historical categories, include Pancasila Sakti Monument, National Museum, and Central Station TVRI. While the tourist attractions in Jakarta included in cultural tourism include Taman Ismail Marzuki, the Istiqlal Mosque, and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). For travelers who are looking for tour in Jakarta with a beautiful natural conditions, the attractions that you should visit is the Ragunan Zoo, Kepulauan Seribu and Taman Impian Jaya Anciol. For tourists who want to enjoy the offerings are modern type, you can explore the city at night.

Here are top tourist attractions in Jakarta, Indonesia:

1. National Monument (Monas)

Monas is one of the entertainment center of the city. National Monument become an icon of  Jakarta city. Monas peak gold plated and looks shining brightly in the night. This tourist attraction is a gathering place for people from diverse social status. Here is often used as the center of arts and culture festival event that can be enjoyed by the general public for free.

In the complex monument, there is Museum Gajah Mada. Museum houses a variety of cultural and artistic richness of the historic property of Indonesia. Archaeological objects found in Indonesia, many are kept in Monas. So no doubt when on vacation visited Monas and students who want to learn the richness of Indonesian culture from prehistoric times to the present. Monas are often used to host national and international sporting events.

2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah/TMII (Miniature Park Of Indonesia)

TMII a miniature cultural richness of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke. This tourist attractions represents cultural diversity and charm of the tribes who lived on the islands of Indonesia. Tourists who visit TMII can see a variety of platforms custom homes, custom clothing, sacred objects particular tribe, to the arts and cultural dance performances from 33 provinces in Indonesia.

Not only that, TMII is one of the tourist attractions in Jakarta with the widest area. You will not be able to explore the unique tourist attractions in Jakarta in just one day. TMII has a number of museums of art and culture for students. For example, craft and engineering museum, museum reptiles, birds museums, and theaters Keong Mas. At certain times in TMII, national cultural arts festival held with a particular theme.

3. Ancol Dreamland

Ancol is a popular tourist attraction in North Jakarta since its establishment in 1966, Ancol Bay City or also known as Ancol Dreamland is the largest and most interesting recreation park in the Jakarta. It consists amongst others of a golf course, a theme park, hotels, nightclubs and swimming pools. It is located at the north of Jakarta on reclaimed land at the Bay of Jakarta.

Tourist attractions at Ancol Dreamland:

  • Fantasy World (Dunia fantasi). Jakarta's theme park with over 40 rides and attractions including the Halilintar twisted roller coaster and shows. Ticket price for entrance to Fantasy World is Rp 135,000 per person on weekdays.
  • Atlantis Water adventure. A five hectare large water park themed on the mythological city of Atlantis with a wave pool, waterfall pool, slides, children's pools, continues flowing river pool and restaurants.
  • Ancol Bay City
  • Sea world. One of the largest oceanarium in South East Asia featuring pools for alligators and sharks, and a few general pools as the Sea friends pool and the Main pool
  • Pasar Seni: An art market which in the course of it's 25 years history has become a center for handicrafts and other art products as well as a center for artists to directly create and sell their products.
  • Executive Golf Fun, Ancol's 18 holes international beach golf course.
  • Beaches. Within the resort you can find the Carnival beach and the Festival beach.
4. Ragunan Zoo

Ragunan Zoo was the first zoo in Indonesia. The zoo was founded in 1864 under the name "Planten En Dierentuin", which means "Plants and the Zoo." Jakarta Capital City Government donated 30 hectares of land area which is home to the zoo. Jakarta Governor Ali Sadikin inaugurate Wildlife Areas of Ragunan on June 22, 1966. Currently Ragunan Zoo is located in the Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. The zoo with an area 140 acres, there are various collection consisting of 295 species and 4040 specimens.

5. Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town is also known as Old Batavia. Jakarta Old Town or familiarly called the Old Town is a small area in Jakarta which has an area of ​​1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta, covering areas Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malacca. Jakarta Old Town is an area that is still strong with the history and culture of both the Dutch and Chinese.

Jakarta Old Town presents antique atmosphere typical of the Old Town and its many historic buildings and museums, in addition we are also able to enjoy the nautical tourism, shopping, historical and cultural tours, recreation and entertainment, and special interest tours.