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Jakarta

Travel Guide
Jakarta

The capital city of Indonesia is a bustling metropolis, famous for its colonial-era relics, beautiful mosques, plentiful shopping and family entertainment.

Jakarta is a destination of contrasts and that’s why it’s often referred to as the “Big Durian.” Like the local durian fruit, this city, located on the northwestern corner of the island of Java, has a layer of ruggedness yet is also bursting with rewarding flavor and color.

Start your exploration in the picturesque central district of Kota, formerly Batavia, where the cobblestoned square Taman Fatahillah still shows some Dutch influences. Trace the city’s history since the Stone Age at the Jakarta History Museum. Spot work by Indonesian artists at the Balai Seni Rupa gallery and Ceramics Museum.

Head to Jakarta’s historic port, Sunda Kelapa, and watch brightly painted fishing boats arrive from the outer islands. Learn about Indonesia’s naval history at the Maritime Museum, housed in a 17th-century spice warehouse.

Gaze up at the 450-feet (137-meter) tall National Monument (Monas Tower), in the heart of Medan Merdeka public square. Ride the elevator to the tower’s summit for impressive city views. Check out the ethnographic artifacts at the National Museum. Take a tour of the Presidential Palace or visit the sparkling white Istiqlal Mosque, which can host 120,000 devotees. Admire over 2,000 fabrics and materials at the Textile Museum.

Browse the market stalls of Jalan Surabaya for traditional Indonesian wayang puppets and sarongs. Sample the local street food, which mixes Arab, Chinese, European and Indian influences. Shop for high-end brands at Grand Indonesia or go to the out-of-town Living World, a huge retail and entertainment complex.

Ride the waterslides at Ocean Park or the roller coasters at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland). See replicas of traditional Indonesian houses at the Taman Mini Indonesia cultural park.

Jakarta is hot and smoggy and monsoon showers are frequent from November to March. Avoid the heat and rain by traveling between sights via low-cost taxis or the large bus network.

This fascinating city is the gateway to many of Indonesia’s natural treasures, including pristine coral reefs, volcanoes, surfing beaches and wildlife, such as orangutans and Komodo dragons.

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Where to stay in Jakarta

ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
3.5 out of 5
Jl.Terminal 3 International Mezzanine Fl, Tangerang, Banten
The price is NT$1,386 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Tangerang, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Soewarna Business Park and within 9 mi (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 2021/7/9

ANARA AIRPORT HOTEL
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$2,768 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this luxury hotel is steps from Bundaran Hi and Plaza Indonesia. Grand Indonesia and Sarinah Mall are also within 10 minutes. ...
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 2021/3/25

Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Fairmont Jakarta
Fairmont Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$4,354 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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 2020/7/8

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 NT$1,370 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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 2021/7/16

Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
4 out of 5
Jalan Kebon Kacang Raya No 2, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$1,503 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, and Bundaran Hi. Thamrin City Shopping Mall ...
4.3/5Excellent! (353 reviews)
"Excellent location nice apartment clean and reasonable"

Reviewed on 2021/1/28

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 NT$2,023 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
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 2020/3/15

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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