Places to visit
The capital city of Indonesia is filled with unlimited choices of entertainment. This sparkling city boasts of a number of popular attractions such as The National Monument, Merdeka Square, Museum Nasional, Presidential Palace, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral and more. Istiqlal Mosque was constructed to represent the independence from the Dutch Colonialism. To experience adventure and education at the same time, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Park is the best place to enjoy. This is a cultural recreation park with Sumatran, Javanese and Sulawesi traditional houses, heritage handworks, man-made lake, a bird park, a Chinese temple and many more. Other amusement options are Dunia Fantasi and Ancol Dreamland. Ragunan Zoo houses Bengal Tigers and orangutans. Shopping enthusiasts are recommended go to Jakarta Chinatown, Taman Anggrek Mall and Tanah Abang Market to shop a variety of accessories and handmade stuff. A boat ride to the Thousand Islands is a must for nature and photography lovers. You can also visit Jakarta’s old town Kota which has traces of Dutch Colonialism. For snorkelling and adventure activities Untung Java Island, Ancol Beach and Kelapa Island are worth enjoying.
Weekend Getaways near Jakarta