The tourism of Indonesia stands for beautiful culture, temples and green scenery. This place has in its stock almost everything from fun at Asia’s best waterpark to shopping at Chinatown to your heart’s content.
The National Monument
As a commemoration to Indonesia’s freedom, the national monument was erected in the central Jakarta. Popular by the name of Monas, this 433 ft tower cannot be missed as you land in Jakarta. Like a pearl on the thread of Jakarta tourism, the top yard of this monument gives the best sightseeing in Jakarta. The base of the monument also houses a museum containing the history of Indonesia.
From relishing the enchanting view of Salak Mountain from the top yard to exploring the park area, the national monument invites us with fun and grace. The fountain attraction in the park is an add on to the adventure in Jakarta. No matter if youstart your visit to Jakarta with this monument or stop it here, your journey will remain incomplete without the national monument.
The majestic view of Istiqlal mosque is the greatest attraction of this place. The mosque, being the largest one in the South-east Asia region can hold almost 120000 people.
This national mosque of Indonesia reminds the country’s struggle for independence because the word ‘Istiqlal’ means ‘freedom’. The mosque received personal supervision during its construction by the president of Indonesia, Soekarno. Designed by architect Frederich Silaban, the mosque is an epitome of religious tolerance in the country.
The panoramic view of the mosque makes it one of the most popular Jakarta tourist places. In the evening as the mosque is lighted up, it looks heavenly against the blue sky behind it. Paying a visit to the mosque must be among all the important things to do in Jakarta.
Here comes the best water park in Asia that features in the list of must go places to visit in Jakarta. It is also the second largest waterpark in the world and there is a reason for it.
The rides here are so attractive that they amuse everyone of all ages. The place is so relaxing due to its greenery, culinary options and warm welcome from every staff.
The popular rides of Waterbom include Python, Green Viper, Smash Down 2.0 and Boomerang. In the Constrictor or Superbowl, you can take a pleasant ride with the family. The rides are world class and secure. This whole package makes it one of the top tourist attractions in Jakarta.
If you wonder about what to do in Jakarta, you should give a visit to Chinatown. Starting your journey from Jakarta Kota station will be adventurous because this is one of the oldest stations in Jakarta and the architecture of this place is worth watching.
The entrance to Chinatown, Pancoran Street opens up land of shops selling a plethora of Chinese attributes. This crowdy road will take you to Toa Se Bio temple and from there you can visit Gereja Katolik Santa Maria de Fatima. Petak Sembilan is another market for flowers and vegetables where you can fight a Chinese temple named Dharma Bakti. After all this you can do a great shopping for Chinese products.
Upon the Java sea, Thousands Islands are the most popular Jakarta tourist attractions. These islands are located to the north of Jakarta. You might be wondering that there are actually thousand islands at this place but there are only 342.
These islands provide a great source of entertainment and tourists can visit the islands through wooden boats, speed boats or PELMI boats. Arrangements are there to enjoy diving or snorkeling. The love bridge between Tidung islands makes a place among the most visited Jakarta attractions.
Pramuka Island, the capital of the region promotes educational tourism through showing turtle breeding, mangrove planting or shark breeding. The island has a beautiful beach to enjoy upon and do not forget to enjoy the boneless milk fish.
Taman Mini Indonesia Park
If you want to enjoy the culture of Indonesia you cannot miss visiting this park that houses 300 ethnic groups of Indonesia. The natural beauty of the place is very hard to ignore and explores the rich diversity of the country.
The artificial Miniature Lake in the middle is decorated with artificial islands as a replica of Indonesian archipelago. The lake is surrounded by traditional real-life houses from 33 Indonesian provinces. The place has 7 nature parks, 19 museums, 3 cultural parks and 4 recreational parks.
Apart from them there is also the Keong Mas IMAX Theater. All these attractions ensured Taman Mini’s position among the top tourist places in Jakarta. There are a lot of rides to explore here.
So, here is the list of must visit destinations while you are in Indonesia. Now grab your backpack and run for one of the best tours of your life.