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Top tourists attractions in Jakarta - Must-See Attractions in Indonesian Capital Jakarta

Whether one is on a short stopover or a long vacation Jakarta is a city brimming with intriguing highlights. From historic sites to theme parks here are the city's top pick tourist attractions.


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Ancol Dreamland

Ancol Dreamland

Tipped to be the city's premier recreational hub and theme park Ancol Dreamland can rightly be described as Jakarta's own version of Disneyland. Spread out across 300 hectares the 24 hour attraction is the best venue for family fun and edutainment hotspots in the city. Located between Tanjung Priok and the Kota area the venue is a premier amusement park with its own Ocean Eco Park, Art Market, gondolas and adventure highlights such as Atlantis Water Adventure, Ocean Dream Samudra and paintball facilities. Stunning beaches and wakeboarding facilities are also on site in addition to cable car rides, souvenir shops and cafes. Fantasy Land also known as Dunia Fantasy is the park's chief point of interest as it houses the infamous Niagara flume ride, a twisted gravity defining roller coaster as well as a Ferris wheel.


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The National Monument

The National Monument

As one of the most photographed sites in all of Jakarta, The National Monument is no ordinary landmark in Indonesia's capital. Towering above the city at a cloud gracing height of 137m the marble monument takes the shape of an obelisk and contains a flame that has been plated with more than 35kg of gold. Standing as a testament to the Indonesian people's commitment to gaining liberty and independence the venue is a source of great national pride. Located opposite the Presidential palace the venue is open to visitors all year long while tourists can also enjoy panoramic views across Jakarta from its observation deck which can be reached via an elevator that leads to the summit of the monument.


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National Museum

National Museum

Tipped to be the city's foremost cultural institution the National Museum in Jakarta documents the history and cultural heritage of Indonesia within its imposing confines. Situated in the leafy surroundings of Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat at the heart of the city the venue is a history buff's dream come true. Documenting the country's march towards progress with a focus on its archaeological, geographical and the heritage of its principle communities the National Museum is a one-stop resource centre on the Indonesian story. Affectionately dubbed the Elephant Building the locale houses a landmark sculpture of an elephant within its lawn.


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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Ideal for visitors touring Indonesia as a brief stopover the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah contains all of the country's cultural highlights in miniature form. Dubbed a culture park with a difference the venue explores the landmarks and cultures of the country's 33 districts with miniaturized exhibits that capture the essence of traditional building styles and other features native to the provinces. Dance and musical performances are also conducted each Sunday morning at the miniature park. Visitors that secure centrally located Ciputra World 1 accommodation in establishments such as the Ascott Kuningan Jakarta will enjoy easy access to this and other well-known attractions in the city.


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Pulau Seribu

Pulau Seribu

Those in search of a beach getaway close to Jakarta should look no further than the island haven of Pulau Seribu. As a collection of nearly 140 islets that are scattered across the Java Sea beach laden hotspot is a water sport's enthusiast's haven. Littered with marine life the azure ocean waters surrounding the islands are prime scuba diving and snorkeling grounds in Jakarta.