Things to Do in Jakarta
Visit Monas also called as the National Monument. It is a huge tower symbolizing the fight of Indonesian Independence. You can also visit the National Museum which is nearby to it. They are open daily between 8 am to 3 pm. Today, Monas is regarded as the icon of the city and one of the most visited places in Jakarta. The best time to visit this place is in the evening just before the sunset.
Visit the Thousand Island. You don’t need to go to Bali for this scenic experience, take a boat ride from Jakarta for few hours & you are about to find perfect escape from city’s lifestyle. It is a lovely collection of islands which provides you with beautiful beaches, magnificent scenery & delightful food. Some portion of this islands are allocated for the National Park while other are for resort.
Jakarta is often referred as the “City that never sleeps”. It is because of its charming night life, so if you are planning to go to Jakarta, always experience the skyline. The city has some great nightclub, so if you are a dance lover go to one of the clubs in the city & experience the proper nightlife with the locals. But let me let you that Jakarta is Asia’s most expensive city when its comes to clubbing with average entrance price around 200,000.
Visit the historic Trafalgar Square and know about how British Navy overcome the challenges in the battle of Trafalgar. It is also a popular place for social gatherings. It is also a home to Nelson Column, a monument built in the memory of Admiral Nelson who died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It is also famous for its Christmas tree during festive season, which is the biggest in the entire city.
If you are looking for a family holiday resort in Jakarta, Ancol Bay is the ideal place to visit. It has some of the most amazing amusement park plus it also includes a golf club & a section of marine rides. Known as Jakarta’s largest and most popular recreation parks, Ancol Bay has range of attraction right from the wonderful sea to lovely pool to the delightful restaurants. It is opened on Mon to Sat from 2pm to 9pm & on Sun from 10am to 9pm.
Visit Istiqlal Mosque - the largest mosque in the southeast ASIA. It was built as a symbol of the fight during the Independence movement. Non-Muslim are also allowed in the mosque. Inaugurated in 1978, the mosque is owned by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia Republic. With a capacity around 120,000 it is open on each of the week from 4am in the morning to 12pm in the noon.
If you are interested in the prehistory era of the Jakarta city, you must visit the old city sites. There are still some parts where you will find the effect of Dutch Colony culture. While the city has become a global business hub, the travelers are still attracted a lot towards the old city which represents the tradition & culture of the country. You can also take the 4 hour walking tour of the old city at a cost of 49 euro per person.
Visit the Merdeka Square - an iconic place from the history as well as political prospective. Currently it is the residence of President of Indonesia & previously it was the administrative center for Dutch Government. Regarded as the one of the largest square in the world, Merdeka Square is surrounded by many important Government buildings. It remains busy for all the seven days of the week.
Visit Pasar Baru - the oldest market of Jakarta. It is place fill with flowers & vintage flowers. If you are a food lover you will find traditional Indonesian street food here. Situated in heart of the city, Paras Baru offers you fusion of Indonesian, Chinese & Indian cultures. Also regarded as the “Little India”, it has separate area dedicated to traditional Indian market & delightful Indian cuisine.
Visit the SKYE BAR - one of the tallest places you have ever visited in Jakarta. It makes for a wonderful evening on 56th floor of BCA Tower with most picturesque surroundings. With its South-American architecture & spacious ambiance, it attracts a lot of tourist around the globe. While the outdoor area is especially designed for lounge at night, the indoor area is dedicated to “all day dine” restaurant. It is opened everyday of the week from 11.30 in the morning to 2.30 in the night