Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. Even though Jakarta is well known with the crowds, it does not mean that Jakarta cannot be a good place for vacation. There are many things to do in Jakarta. However, if you want to spend the vacation in Jakarta, you have to plan it properly. So, you will not be bored and annoyed because of the crowds, noise and hot weather. What can you do in Jakarta?
The National Monument in Jakarta
National Monument or also well known as Monas is the most iconic monument of Jakarta. This towering monument is located in the central of Jakarta. It has a lower platform with 17 meters high, whereas the obelisk comes with 118 meter high. What makes this National Monument interesting is the sculpture of flames at the top where it is covered with 50 kg of gold foil. So, Monas looks really elegant and beautiful from far and near.
If you have a plan to visit National Monument, you have to plan it properly. There are many things to do in National Monument. So, your trip in Monas will be exciting. The most favorite activity to do around National Monument is to take pictures and selfie pictures. Taking pictures with National Monument will be a great pride, especially for those who come from other cities or even other countries. This will be an unforgettable moment so that you have to immortalize this experience in the form of photos.
You can find a museum of dioramas in the base of Monas. It shows the history of Indonesia from prehistoric days in about 1970s. You may see a room which displays many important icons, for Indonesia such as a map, flag and replica of the proclamation of Indonesia’s independence. Therefore, walking around and enjoying the history displays in the base of Monas also belong to the most interesting things to do in Monas Jakarta.
National Monument is not like the common monuments. There are many people who want to reach the top of this National Monument. It is not impossible because everyone is allowed to get there. If you want to stand at the top of Monas, you can use the elevator. From the top, you can see the wonderful views in Jakarta from the height. Whether it is the day or night, it is always exciting. That is why it becomes one of the greatest things to do in Jakarta. Anyway, you will be satisfied to visit the National Monument.
The Old Town in Jakarta
When visiting Jakarta, it is not complete if you do not go to the Old Town. In Indonesia, it is called as “Kota Tua”. In the Old Town, you can explore the history of Jakarta and Indonesia. It will be a good idea to visit the Fatahillah Museum. In the museum, you will find so many historic objects, furniture and paintings from ancient archaeological remains and Dutch East Indies Company. The Fatahillah Museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday at 09.00 a.m. until 03.00 p.m. This belongs to the most useful things to do in the Old Town Jakarta because it is really educational.
Besides that, it will be fun to try riding a colorful bike around the Fatahillah Park, the center point of any activity in the Old Town. It also becomes a very ideal mode of transport for those who want to explore the Fatahillah Park. Do not forget to take pictures because it is a rare opportunity to take pictures with colorful bike in the historical city in Jakarta. You can choose the bike based on your desired color. To rent the bikes, you just need to pay for 20,000 to 30,000 rupiahs per 30 minutes.
If you love traditional cultures, you should visit the Wayang Museum. In this museum, you can see Wayang performances for free every Sunday at 10.00 in the morning. You may also find more than 4,000 puppets in this museum. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday at 08.00 a.m. until 05.00 p.m. If you want to have a drink, you can come to Café Batavia. Those things to do in Jakarta are really fun and exciting. So, it becomes a great plan to visit the National Monument and the Old Town for your next trip in Jakarta.
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