Best Things To Do in Jakarta, Indonesia

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Museums and galleries: Fine art of ceramic museum, Indonesia museum, Martine museum, Taman Prasasti museum, Sasmita Loka Ahmad Yani museum, Great general Dr. Abdul Harris nasution museum, Museum kebangkitan nasional, Textile museum , Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum 
  • Other museums: National museum on Indonesia, Wayang museum, Jakarta history Museum.
  • Religious places: Jakarta Cathedral, Istiqlal mosque, Gereja Sion.
  • Visit the National Monument: Standing tall and stoically in the middle of the city this lovely monument is hard to miss. It is also called “Monas” and symbolizes the fight for the independence of Indonesia. It is a lovely tourist attraction and the place looks especially brilliant when lit up at night.
  • Miniature Park of Indonesia: Jakarta is often known as mini Indonesia and this attraction takes that axiom to the next level.  You will be able to see the whole of the country in all its glory through the miniature versions of it all. This makes it a definite must visit in the city.
  • The most fun thing to do in Jakarta is to be at Ancol Dreamland: This place is the most exciting theme park you will see. The detailed and wonderful design is worth seeing and the place promises fun times with the family.
  • Ragunan Zoo: Spread over the huge area of 140 acres this famous zoo has a species count of 295.Brilliantly planned and well-maintained the 4000 odd animals illustrate the variety of Indonesian animals very well.

Other places:

  • Museums and galleries: Fine art of ceramic museum, Indonesia museum, Martine museum, Taman Prasasti museum, Sasmita Loka Ahmad Yani museum, Great general Dr. Abdul Harris nasution museum, Museum kebangkitan nasional, Textile museum, Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum.   
  • Parks and recreations: The Escape Hunt Experience Jakarta, Royale Jakarta golf club, Taman mini, Waterbom Jakarta.

Other attractions in Jakarta:

  • Chinatown      
  • Sunda kelapa   
  • Wisma 46
  • Merdeka Square
  • Thousand Islands

Below we have a list of things to do in Jakarta and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Jakarta getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Jakarta with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Jakarta

Here is the list of things to do in Jakarta and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Monas

    4.5 (3433 Votes)
    Monas

    Monument, Statue

    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 o...Read more
  2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

    4.5 (3145 Votes)
    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

    Park, Picnic Spot

    The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is one of the premier attractions of Jakarta and even more importantly shows the rich cultural diversity of the island country. As it is a very popular attraction, tickets for Taman Mini Indonesia Indah are available on the spot but can take a lot of time. Instead check our tickets section for Taman Mini Indonesia Indah ticket prices and details on how to buy tick...Read more
  3. Ancol Dream Park

    Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment, Rides

    Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park is a recreation area located at the seashore of Jakarta Gulf. Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park is better known as Ancol by most of Indonesian people. There’re several recreation facilities you can find at Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park: Golf Course, Ancol Marina Bay, Art Market (Pasar Seni), Dunia Fantasy, SeaWorld Indonesia, Gelanggang Samudera, Atlantis Water Adventure, an...Read more
  4. Istiqlal Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    Inaugurated in 1978, Istiqlal Mosque (id: Masjid Istiqlal) owned by Indonesian State Secretary with Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesian Republic.  Istiqlal meaning ‘Independence’ is a reminder of Indonesia’s struggle fornational independence. Its 17 years construction was personally supervised by the first President of Indonesian Republic, Soekarno....Read more
  5. Jakarta Old Town

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Old Town

    Old Town of Jakarta covers a tiny area in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. The special heritage only including a 1,3 square kilometer area crossing North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Pinangsia, Taman Sari, and Roa Malaka). Besides often called Old Batavia, in the 16th century, it called Asia Jewel and Queen of the East by Europe sailor. Old Jakarta deemed as the trading central of Asia cont...Read more
  6. National Museum Of Indonesia

    4.6 (1978 Votes)
    National Museum Of Indonesia

    Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Also known as Elephant museum to mark the elephant sculpture made of bronze metal gifted by the king of Thailand; this is the national museum of Indonesia. National Museum has more than 140,000 collections consist of prehistoric collection, archeological collection, foreign ceramic collection, numismatic/heraldic collection, colonial collection, ethnographical and geographic collection. Archeol...Read more
  7. Kidzania

    4.6 (891 Votes)
    Kidzania

    Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment, Rides

    A full time entertainment theme park for kids, Kidzania is an international brand name for games and activity center for kids. It has variety entertainment units, game kiosks and children have to work if they run out the kiosks. There are also many interesting events happening in the park.
  8. Sea World

    4.5 (1433 Votes)
    Sea World

    Water Body, Aquarium, Picnic Spot

    A Sea world as the name suggests, ideal for kids and family picnics. Attractions inside the sea world: Main aquarium Shark aquarium Touch pool Dugong AquArapaima
  9. Indonesia Bank Museum

    4.7 (1355 Votes)
    Indonesia Bank Museum

    Specialty Museum

    Bank Indonesia Museum is a museum in Jakarta , Indonesia which is located on West Jakarta with the former Bank building occupies an area of town that is an Indonesian cultural heritage relics De Javasche Bank wing neo-classical, combined with local influence, and was first built in the year 1828. The museum presents information of Bank Indonesia...Read more
  10. Wayang Museum

    4.5 (850 Votes)
    Wayang Museum

    Entertainment, Performance, Specialty Museum

    Standing today on the grounds of a former old church, Wayang museum has theatrical performances employing puppets and human dances. A combination of neo classic and Dutch style of construction is reflected in the structure and is a pleasant site to visit. The collections of Wayang Museum are very various, in both small and big size. Wayang Museum collects Indonesian leather wayangs, scarce waya...Read more
  11. Jakarta Cathedral

    4.8 (1640 Votes)
    Jakarta Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    Jakarta Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakart. Its official name is Gereja Santa Maria Pelindung Diangkat Ke Surga which implies to The Church of Our Lady of Assumption). The plan of the cathedral took the form of a cross with a length of 60 meters and 10 meters wide, plus 5 metres on each aisle. There is...Read more
  12. Ragunan Zoo

    4.4 (1234 Votes)
    Ragunan Zoo

    Zoo

    Ragunan Zoo is a 147 hectares park and home for 2.000 specimen and are covered more than 50.000 trees those become environment are cool and comfort. The lands are designed and are built and some are still developing on lead to a modern zoo as identity of Jakarta city. A modern zoo exhibit a complete ecological as source of science will take first step to start in animal conservation. In short, ...Read more
  13. Jakarta History Museum

    4.5 (474 Votes)
    Jakarta History Museum

    History Museum

    Jakarta History Museum is known as Fatahillah Museum. Jakarta History Museum provides information on Jakarta’s history, starting from the prehistoric age to current age, in a creative way, through the collections of the museum. Jakarta History Museum has up to 23,500 collections which some inherited from Oud Batavia Museum or Old Jakarta Museum, received from the government of DKI Jakarta...Read more
  14. Fatahillah Square

    Walking Area, Square

    Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of Jakarta located in Kotas. Once a heart of the city, it is now home to attractions such as the Jakarta History Museum and many colonial buildings, This area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends. Your Jakarta trip is incomplete if you don't visit the Fatahillah Square, the most happening square i...Read more
  15. Barong Or Lion Dance

    Entertainment, Performance

    When in Jakarta, you should not miss out an opportunity to witness their greatest dance form- Barong or Lion Dance. It is characterized by the dancers wearing fierce and colourful masks that represent the good and the evil. The dance patterns are staged in a way that each performance tells a story of victory of good over evil. Barong or Lion Dance is a great art and the dancers are lithe and fl...Read more