1. Visit the National Monument (Monas)
At 132 meters tall, the National Monument is one of Jakarta’s most iconic landmarks. Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the city.
2. Explore Kota Tua
Kota Tua, also known as Old Batavia, is the historic center of Jakarta. Here, you can see Dutch colonial architecture, visit museums, and try local street food.
3. Shop at Tanah Abang Market
Tanah Abang Market is one of Southeast Asia’s largest textile markets, with stalls selling fabrics, clothes, and accessories.
4. See the Istiqlal Mosque
The Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and can hold up to 200,000 people. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about Islamic culture.
5. Visit the Jakarta Cathedral
The Jakarta Cathedral is a Catholic church located near the Istiqlal Mosque. It’s a beautiful example of neo-gothic architecture and worth a visit.
6. Wander through Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a cultural park that showcases the diversity of Indonesia’s many islands. Visitors can see traditional architecture, dances, and crafts.
7. Explore the Ragunan Zoo
The Ragunan Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from 270 species. It’s a great place to see Indonesian wildlife and learn about conservation efforts.
8. Visit the Thousand Islands
The Thousand Islands are a group of small islands located off the coast of Jakarta. Visitors can take a boat tour, swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach.
9. Go to Ancol Dreamland
Ancol Dreamland is an amusement park with rides, water parks, and a beach. It’s a popular destination for families.
10. Take a culinary tour
Jakarta is known for its delicious street food. Visitors can take a culinary tour and try local specialties like nasi goreng (fried rice) and satay (grilled meat skewers).