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Travel Guide of Jakarta in Indonesia by Influencers

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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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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