Jakarta is a city of contrasts, where tradition meets modernity and where you can savor the rich tapestry of Indonesia’s culture. Discover the vibrant charm of Jakarta! Here are some ideas for an enjoyable stay.
It was in this very building that Indonesia was finally recognized as an Independent State from the Netherlands. The Merdeka palace is used for official state events as well as a place of residence for the President of Indonesia.
The grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia. Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square.
The Cathedral stands opposite Jakarta’s largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque, chosen by Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, to symbolize the nation’s unity in diversity, where all religions coexist harmoniously.
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Situated on Medan Merdeka Barat, the National Museum is Jakarta’s pride, offering visitors a comprehensive insight into Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the present day.
The 137-meter-high tower in the center of Jakarta symbolizes the struggle for Indonesia’s independence. The monument is located at Medan Merdeka, the former King’s Square. Visitors can take the elevator to the top.
Explore Setu Babakan in South Jakarta to discover the Betawi culture, the native ethnic group of Jakarta. Visit a museum, traditional Betawi houses, and engage in activities like traditional dance, music, and trying Bir Pletok, a local beverage.