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Jakarta

Travel Guide
Jakarta

Visit Indonesia’s capital city, with colonial-era relics, gorgeous mosques, abundant shopping and family entertainment, to find out why it's known as the Big Durian.

Like the durian fruit, Jakarta, in the northwestern corner of the island of Java, has a somewhat rugged exterior but beneath this there is plenty of flavour and colour.

Begin your exploration of Jakarta in centrally located Kota district, formerly known as Batvia. Don’t miss the cobblestoned Taman Fatahillah Square, which still shows Dutch influences. Follow the city’s history from the Stone Age to the present at the Jakarta History Museum. See local artwork at the Ceramics Museum and at the Seni Rupa gallery.

Watch painted fishing vessels come in from the outer islands at Jakarta’s historic Sunda Kelapa port. Browse the Maritime Museum, located in a 17th-century spice warehouse, to learn about Indonesia’s extensive naval history.

In the heart of Medan Merdeka Public Square is the National Monument (Monas Tower), which rises to 137 metres (450 feet). Take an elevator to the top of the tower to get superb views of Jakarta. Visit the National Museum to see some of the best ethnographic artefacts Indonesia has to offer. Admire the architecture of the Presidential Palace and the iridescent Istiqlal Mosque, which has a capacity of up to 120,000. At the Textile Museum see over 2,000 beautiful fabrics and materials.

Buy traditional Indonesian wayang puppets and sarongs in the market stalls of Jalan Surabaya. Be sure to try to local street food. You’ll taste culinary influences from Arab, Chinese, European and Indian foods. For high-end brands, shop at Grand Indonesia or at the Living World, the retail and entertainment complex located just out of town.

Beat the heat by plunging down the waterslides at Ocean Park. For a thrill, ride the roller coasters at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland). To see replicas of traditional Indonesian dwellings, visit the Taman Mini Indonesia cultural park.

During the monsoon season, from November to March, Jakarta is muggy and smoggy. Take taxis or buses from destination to destination to avoid the heat and rain.

Use Jakarta as a base from which to take trips to see volcanoes, reefs, surfing beaches and exotic wildlife, including Komodo dragons and orangutans.

Jakarta Travel Guide Video

ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
3.5 out of 5
Jl.Terminal 3 International Mezzanine Fl, Tangerang, Banten
The price is NZ$83 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated in Tangerang, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Soewarna Business Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Damai Indah Golf and Country Club and Waterbom Jakarta. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
"Quite a nice looking hotel, perfect for the airport. Hair close is it? I could hear airport announcements! Staff were friendly and helpful I didn’t eat there, so no comment on food. WiFi was acceptable Only fault was the piped music in the hallways, can hear it in the room and it’s just not relaxing ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, Jakarta
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$170 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this luxury hotel is steps from Bundaran Hi and Plaza Indonesia. Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall and Sarinah Mall are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (285 reviews)
Our stay during pandemic 2021
"Because of this pandemic, i chose grandhyatt because of the heAlth protocole and close to plaza indonesia, mall with best health protocole. Everything was perfect even the hotel staff all perfect for health protocole . But, our room, the cleaning staff only tidy up the bed. They even forgot to give ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Fairmont Jakarta
Fairmont Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NZ$270 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
This family-friendly Jakarta hotel is located in a state park, within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Senayan and Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Blok M Square and Grand ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (193 reviews)
"It was a great getaway! The hotel is beautiful!"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2020

Fairmont Jakarta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta
Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta
4.5 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Indah Barat, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
The price is NZ$71 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Situated in Jakarta, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waterbom Jakarta, Damai Indah Golf and Country Club and Mangrove Ecotourism Centre PIK. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"it would be great if during the pandemic, the hotel can provide cleaning equipment such as dry/wet mop for its extended / long stay guest."

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
4 out of 5
Jalan Kebon Kacang Raya No 2, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NZ$87 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall, Plaza Indonesia and Bundaran Hi. Thamrin City Shopping ...
4.3/5Excellent! (353 reviews)
"Excellent location nice apartment clean and reasonable"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2021

Ascott Jakarta
The Mayflower, Jakarta - Marriott Executive Apartments
The Mayflower, Jakarta - Marriott Executive Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 76-78, Sudirman Plaza, Indofood Tower, Jakarta
The price is NZ$126 per night from 14 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jakarta World Trade Center, Setiabudi One and Plaza Indonesia. Grand Indonesia ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (188 reviews)
"All of the staffs deserve award ! From security, reception, waiters to housekeeping. Location is also perfect as its in front of the MRT."

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

The Mayflower, Jakarta - Marriott Executive Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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