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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tourist Attractions When You Visit Jakarta

Are you looking for a place to visit your vacation? Jakarta can be one of the options. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, a country with more than 13,000 islands and over 180 million population. This city becomes one of Indonesia designated tourist zones. It is equipped with the largest airport in the country, the most significantharbor in Indonesia, and rail of great roads to other cities in Java islands. This city offers the contrast of both contemporary and traditional, the worldlyandtheholy, and the poorandtherich, standing alongsideeachother in the hectic megacity. As one of the most popular tourist areas in Indonesia, this city offers a lot of tourist attractions. In this article, we will give you some of things that you can do when you visit Jakarta for holiday.

There are a lot of places to see in Jakarta. The following lists are some of the places that are recommended to explore Jakarta in a short time.

·         Cafe Batavia and Old Town or Kota Tua, SundaKelapa Harbor: despite most of the building are not well preserved, Old Town or sometimes called Old Batavia holds a strong historical significance to Indonesia. Within the Old Town, there are some museums that are interesting to visit, such as The Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Puppet Museum, and Museum of Fine Art and Ceramic. You can stool around the SundaKelapa by renting an old-fashioned bike for $3.
·         Ancol Dreamland (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol): for those who are seeking for an escape from the tough and hectic of life, this place can be a dream world. It offers amusement parks, such as Dufan (Dunia Fantasi-Fantasy World), Ocean Dream Samudrafor dolphin shows, Ocean Eco Park, Atlantis Water Adventure, SeaWorld, Art Market, Gondola, and many more. It also open for 24 hours.
·         National Museum of Indonesia: this place is the icon of Jakarta and a place that you have to visit when you go to Jakarta. Situated in Medan Merdeka Barat Street in the middle of Jakarta, it offers an archaeological, geographical, historical, and ethnological knowledge in just one building. It is also well-recognized as Gedung Gajah (Elephant Building) due to the elephantfigure that exist there.
·         Jakarta Art Theater (GedungKesenian Jakarta): this place is a Jakarta’s concert hall that was built during the Dutch colonial period. Located near Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral, this concert hall offers various art performances, ranging from musical performances to theater shows. For those who love cultural shows and concerts, this place is definitely a place to visit.
·         National Monument (Monas): this building is a symbol of Jakarta and a must-go for everyvisitors that go to Jakarta. This monument is the symbol of Indonesia’s struggle for freedom and constructed under the command of Indonesia’s first president, President Soekarno. 

The places that are listed above are just a small part of where to visit in Jakarta. There are still a lot of tourist attractions that is offered, and a shot vacation may not be sufficient to visit all of them. But for short escape, those places should be good enough to satisfy your needs.