Monas, Jakarta

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  • Address: Medan Merdeka, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +62-213822255
  • Ticket Price: 50000 IDR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Monument, Statue
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About Monas, Jakarta

Indonesia National Monument or what Indonesian and Jakarta people usually call as Monas is a monument built to remember the struggle of Indonesian heroes fighting the colonial domination. Monas was built based on the idea of the first president of Indonesia, Ir. Soekarno, with the help of Sudarsono and F. Silaban as the architect, and Ir. Rooseno as the consultant. It’s builts on an area with a width of 80 hectares. Monas was officially open on 17th August 1961 by President Soekarno, and publicly open on 12th July 1971.

The top of Monas shaped like a flame, symbolizing a never extinguished spirit of Indonesian people. The flame was made of bronze medal which weight was 14.5 ton, and was plated with 35 kg gold. The flame has 6 meters diameter and consist of 77 concentrated parts.

The standing pillar of Monas which height is 137 meters, symbolizing a rice pestle, while the cup symbolizing a rice barn. Rice pestle and barn are traditional tools to pound rice, figuring out Indonesia as an agricultural country. They’re also regarded as the symbol of Indonesian people’s fertility, and as the symbol of male and female. You can also enjoy the view from the top by reaching up to the top by an elevator.

Places to visit in Monas:

  • Independence room
  • National museum
  • Park area
  • Fountain attraction

Monas Information

  • Be there early to avoid the crowds.
  • Most of the time the weather is quite hot in day time in Jakarta, hence it’s better to visit Monas in the morning, afternoon or evening time. However if you choose to visit in the day time, do not forget to bring umbrella or hat to cover your head from the sun.
  • If you visit Monas in the morning you could avoid the long queue to the monument, especially on weekend and holiday. It might be more comfortable to visit on week days.

Monas Ticket Prices

  • Ticket for observation desk costs IDR 10000.

Monas Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on last Mondays of each month.
  • Fountain show is between 07.00 pm to 08.00 pm.

How To reach Monas by Public Transport

  • Taxi
  • Bus

Restaurants Near Monas

  • Es Krim Ragusa
  • Kantin Wisma Antara

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  • This place has big and green park to enjoy with friends or family. We can also do some sports like walking, jogging, basket ball, football and erunning in this place.

  • wonderful & historical place of Jakarta. I had been here with friends. I suggest don't miss this place to visit.

  • I love to see more deep into the history and see the city view from the top. Not really a luxury stuff but worth to see as the 'heart of the town'. After this place, go to the nearest bus shelter and get a double decker bus full AC to have city tour for FREE! Make sure you bring lots of water and have a good meal before go here cause you need energy to walk around under the sun. Enjoy Jakarta!

  • One of the tallest monument where you can see Jakarta from above. There are three places that have different functions, first, below the ground where you can find history of Indonesia from pre historical to the day of Indonesia independence day. Second, the cup, where you can see the historical, proclamation text that kept inside the building. You can see it every hour when it saving mechanism open. Last one is the top. Try to to to the top of the monument and feel the sensation seeing Jakarta from birds eye view.

  • Landmark of Jakarta. Crowd of local people especially in the weekend. Must visit spot for tourists coming to Jakarta.

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