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Travel Guide of Jakarta in Indonesia by Influencers and Travelers


Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of more than ten million as of 2014.


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1 - Jakarta History Museum

   7 km away

The Jakarta History Museum, also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, is located in the Old Town of Jakarta, Indonesia. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis of Batavia.

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2 - Fatahillah Square

Fatahillah Square is the historical center of the old Batavia. The square is located at the center of Jakarta Old Town. Today the square is a tourist area home to the Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum and Fine Art and Ceramics Museum in Kota, Jakarta.

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3 - National Monument

The National Monument is a 132 m obelisk in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil.

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4 - Jakarta Selatan

   10 km away

South Jakarta is one of the five administrative cities which form Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia. South Jakarta is not self-governed and does not have a city council, hence it is not classified as a proper municipality.

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5 - Senayan

   6 km away

Senayan City is a mixed-use development located in Senayan area, South Jakarta, Indonesia. The complex comprises a seven-floor high end shopping mall, an office tower, an apartment tower, and a five-star hotel operated by Sofitel.

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6 - Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

   6 km away

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. On the northwest coast of the world's most-populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of 10,770,487 in the city as of 2020.

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7 - Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the sixth largest mosque in the world in terms of worshipper capacity.

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8 - Jatinegara

   9 km away

Jatinegara is one of the districts of East Jakarta, Indonesia. The name also refers to the larger, historic area of the colonial town of Meester Cornelis.

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9 - Ancol

Ancol is a coastal lowland area located to the east of Kota Tua Jakarta in northern Jakarta, in Indonesia. The coastal lowland stretched from Kota Tua Jakarta to the west and Tanjung Priok to the east.

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10 - Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Jakarta, currently Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo.

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11 - Ragunan Zoo

   12 km away

Ragunan Zoo is a zoo located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. The zoo has an area of 140-hectare. The zoo has an aviary and a primate centre, and employs over 450 people.

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12 - Taman Wisata Alam Mangrove

   12 km away

West Bali National Park is a national park located in Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The park covers around 190 square kilometres, of which are 158 square kilometres land and the remainder is sea. This is approximately 3% of Bali's total land area.

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13 - Gili Lawadarat

   12 km away
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14 - Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

   14 km away

Taman Mini "Indonesia Indah" is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia. Since July 2021, it is operated by the Government of Indonesia through the PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan, dan Ratu Boko; it was formerly operated by Yayasan Harapan Kita, a foundation established by Siti Hartinah, the first lady during most of the New Order and wife of Suharto, and run by Suharto's descendants since his death.

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15 - RT.5/RW.5

   15 km away

Kebumen is a town on the island of Java, Indonesia and is the administrative centre of Kebumen Regency, in Central Java Province. It is also the name of the main town of the district of Kebumen. The population of the town at the 2010 Census was 118,847, while the 2020 Census gave a total of 131,750. Kebumen has other names - "Swallow City", "City Tours", and "the city of culture".

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16 - Babakan

   16 km away

Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village or Setu Babakan is a cultural park of Betawi people, which is located at Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, Jakarta in Indonesia.

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17 - Bekasi

   21 km away

Bekasi Regency is a regency of West Java Province, Indonesia. Its regency seat is in the district of Central Cikarang. It is bordered by Jakarta and by Bekasi City to the west, by Bogor Regency to the south, and by Karawang Regency to the east.

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18 - Depok

   26 km away

Cinere is a district of the city of Depok, West Java, Indonesia. It has a population of 113,716. Cinere borders with he northern part borders the Pangkalan Jati sub-district, the western part borders the Pondok Cabe Tangsel City Banten Province, the southern part borders the Limo Sub-district and the eastern side borders the Gandul Sub-district.

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19 - Pagedangan

   26 km away
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20 - Bojong Gede

   34 km away

Bojong Gede is a district in the Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia. It is a suburb to Jakarta, and can also be considered as part of its metropolitan region, Greater Jakarta.

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The capital of Indonesia



Discover a sprawling city on the island of Java, where heat, noise, fury, and hustle and bustle are combined. The "Big Durian", as the locals call it, is home to more than ten million inhabitants and concentrates all the economic and social disparities of Indonesia. With its sumptuous business districts, varied museums, poor neighborhoods, and giant mosques, Jakarta is a megalopolis with many faces, oscillating between tradition and modernity. Home to millions of people from all over the world, the city is a mixture of languages and cultures, poverty and wealth. The city boasts some of the best nightlife in Asia but also some of the worst traffic.

Visiting Jakarta 



Take time to wander through the urban jungle, discover its colonial heritage and sample its street food. Discover the history of the city and admire the great Istiqlal Mosque.
To escape the city's pollution, enjoy a moment of relaxation at Ancol Dreamland, a park that offers water attractions, beaches, golf courses, and a SeaWorld.

Not to be missed in Jakarta



If you don't want to miss anything, you can start in the Kota Tua (meaning old town) district. A city apart in the giant megalopolis, it combines the buzzing streets of Glodok Chinatown with the remnants of Kota's Dutch colonial past. In Chinatown, stroll through Jakarta's oldest Chinese houses, browse the traditional market, and admire the Chinese calligraphy artisans.

Also in the historic heart of the city, you will find Fatahillah Square and the Fatahillah Museum. The Fatahillah Museum is housed in the former Dutch colonial town hall, and inside are rooms that tell the story of the city. Also in the museum category are the Wayang Museum and the National Museum of Indonesia.

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What are the best areas to stay in Jakarta ?

The historic district of Kota Tua is an ideal place to stay. 
Alternatively, to the northeast of the modern city center, the Ancol district is another prime location for accommodation in Jakarta. It is home to a large waterfront amusement park, Ancol Dreamland. This area has a giant oceanarium, a large water park, a lagoon for fishing and boating, a convention hall and hotels, and a theme park called 'Dunia Fantasi'.
You can also easily find a hotel in the areas around Jaksa Jalan which are the most touristic areas. 

With its tropical climate, Jakarta has only two seasons: the rainy season between October and April and the dry season between late April and September. The best time to visit Jakarta is outside the rainy season. During this period, especially in January, it rains almost every day. The rains can be torrential and a mackintosh is essential.
However, beware of sunburn as temperatures are high during the dry season. 













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