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Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Jul 28, 2014
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Top Places to Visit in Jakarta

Jakarta offers a world of attractions that will leave travellers awestruck by the end of it all. Here are a few of the city’s finest attractions that should be visited during your vacation in Jakarta.

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The Ancol Dreamland

The Ancol Dreamland

The Ancol dreamland is one destination where dreams really do come true. This all encompassing amusement park provides nonstop entertainment and plenty of fun rides in an array of themes, such as Fantasy, water fun, the animal world, the sea world and several others. Ancol creates new heights for the word fun in Jakarta.

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National Museum, Jakarta

National Museum, Jakarta

Symbolized by the large Elephant structure at the entrance, the National Museum happens to be one of the oldest museums in the country that dates back to the 19th century. The museum showcases the best of Indonesian history, archeology, ethnology and geography. Located in the heart of the city the national Museum is one of the many attractions easily accessible from the Citadines Rasuna Jakarta.

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National Monument (Monas), Jakarta

National Monument (Monas), Jakarta

This towering monument in the heart of the city commemorates all the historic battles of the nation and the many lives it claimed to make Indonesia what it is today. With a splendid aura of magnificence the National Monument has become a renowned symbol of the city of Jakarta.

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National Gallery, Jakarta

National Gallery, Jakarta

If you want a glimpse of Indonesian talent, why not take a walk through the National Gallery of Jakarta. In addition to the many artistic masterpieces displayed across the gallery, there is plenty of history and culture within as well.

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini perfectly depicts Indonesia as a whole in one single location. However inaccurate, some are of the view that if you visit Taman Mini you need not bother exploring the rest of this exciting archipelago. This well crafted mini Indonesia celebrates diversity by depicting the differences of the various ethnic groups of Indonesia to the minutest detail.

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Old Batavia (Kota)

Old Batavia (Kota)

The Colonial era has left for Indonesia a world of their works most of which makes fine tourist attractions today. A stroll down Kota – the old town and you will come across several Old Dutch colonial-era building that today serves as Museums and Cafes.

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Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque

The Mesjid Istiqlal is the largest mosque in all of South-East Asia. Although it displays typical Islamic architecture and art it was actually designed by a Christian and built somewhere in the 50's. The mosque is definitely worth a tour.

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The Ragunan Zoo

The Ragunan Zoo

Located on the South of Jakarta, the Ragunan Zoo is one of the biggest and the best zoos in all of Indonesia. Among its many inhabitants and plethora of attractions, their primate centers stand out. Covering an area of 23 acres, it is by far the largest primate center in the world.