Escape to Jakarta! Enjoy its monuments, cafés, and golf.

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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Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafes

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Where to stay in Jakarta

Old Jakarta
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Old Jakarta

Theme Parks, Shopping, Cafes

While wandering the atmospheric streets of the city’s historic center visit eclectic museums and uncover the colonial origins of Jakarta.

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Top Hotels in Jakarta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels
3 out of 5
Terminal 2E International Departure, Soekarno-Hatta Intl. Airport, Tangerang
NT$1,547/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.8/5Good! (614 reviews)

"Right at the terminal. Hassle free. If you want to visit the CBD take skytrain to the railway station."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/15

Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels
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Gran Melia Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0, Kuningan, Jakarta, Jakarta
NT$2,973/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
4.3/5Excellent! (346 reviews)

"The main dining area and room service was awesome. Generally every area, including the room and gym was well kept supported by friendly staff. It allowed my short stay to be quite enjoyable. Encountered a lot of traffic on the roads outside, which is understandable, being in the city"…"

Reviewed on 2019/7/20

Gran Melia Jakarta
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Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
5 out of 5
Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 59, Jakarta, Jakarta
NT$2,918/night
Sep 6 - Sep 7
4.3/5Excellent! (949 reviews)

"Rooms were narrow, swimming pool was very good and gym also spa. Lobby nice to take a rest there."…"

Reviewed on 2019/7/31

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

Popular things to do in Jakarta

National Monument
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National Monument

Standing high above the city skyline, this giant sculpture boasts superb views and some of the most important documents in Indonesia’s history. 

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Discover the captivating diversity of the Indonesian archipelago at the typical houses, museums and gardens of this all-encompassing theme park.

Jakarta Cathedral
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Jakarta Cathedral

Discover Indonesia’s largest and most beautiful Christian structure, located right in Jakarta’s bustling center.

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