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JakartaIndonesia

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

Top Hotels in Jakarta

Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$2,519 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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! (279 reviews)
8 of 10

"great hotel...location was perfect..need some renovation on carpet and the wall before you go to your room.....service quite pleasing and look forward to stay with you again"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/25

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$4,489 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (187 reviews)

"It was a great getaway! The hotel is beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/8

Fairmont Jakarta
Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels
Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels
3 out of 5
Terminal 2E International Departure, Soekarno-Hatta Intl. Airport, Tangerang
The price is NT$1,277 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Situated in Tangerang, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Waterbom Jakarta, Old Town, and TangCity. Summarecon Mall Serpong is 21.6 mi (34.8 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (773 reviews)

"Good services, good room, and facilities All stafs werw kind"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/30

Jakarta Airport Hotel Managed by Topotels
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.

Vacation Rentals in Jakarta

Ascott Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
4 out of 5
Jalan Kebon Kacang Raya No 2, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$1,644 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

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! (348 reviews)

"So spacious and good location. Recommended for staying in the heart of Jakarta."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/20

Ascott Jakarta
Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta
Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jl. Menteng Raya No. 60, Menteng, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$1,666 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

This family-friendly Jakarta aparthotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Farmer Statue and National Monument. Plaza Indonesia and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"Perfect location. Quiet place. Very well furnished. Comfy bed. Absolutely nothing to say negative. Will come back for sure."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/21

Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta
Morrissey Hotel Residences
Morrissey Hotel Residences
4 out of 5
Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 70, Menteng, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NT$1,135 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in the heart of Jakarta, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sarinah Mall, Grand Indonesia, and National Monument. Thamrin City Shopping Mall and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (331 reviews)

"Amazing hotel , location and amazing staffs , so friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/19

Morrissey Hotel Residences
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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Mojokapitan

Mar 23, 2020

Please come to Jakarta Friendly city with western food almost everywhere

5/5 - Excellent

Mina

Mar 18, 2020

Nice place!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

The people of Jakarta, outside of the hotel, was very kind and friendly and helpful especially when I went through my situation where I had to leave my trip early.

3/5 - Okay

Thousand

Feb 29, 2020

A place to do business. Not really a holiday destination.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

A lot of traffic, expensive city :-).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Great City, awesome people, very safe, good night life and clean

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