Visit to Capital of Indonesia: 5 Things To Do In Jakarta


5 Things To Do In Jakarta

We visited the city, also known as Jakarta or Jakarta, for you. Firstly “Where is Jakarta? Let’s say it right away for those who are wondering: the capital of Indonesia. It is a huge metropolis with a population of 30 million. Jakarta is one of the places to go to get away from the sea-sand-sun-themed tourism of Turkey and see how the city life is. Before I tell you the things to do, let me warn you, walk as much as possible during your trip in Jakarta. 

1. Rent a bike at Fatahillah Square in the Old City.

The Old Town, also known as Kota Tua, bears the traces of the Dutch who once occupied Indonesia. This square is full of many historical buildings and cute cafes under these buildings. One of the biggest attractions, especially for local tourists, is to rent and tour the colorful bicycles in this square. They also give a hat of the same color with the bike.

2. Get lost in the narrow streets of Glodok, Jakarta’s China Town.

Glodok is a maze-like messy place full of small stalls selling food, temples, shops selling oriental medicine, where you can find everything you’re looking for. Its beauty is hidden here.

Indonesia, Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia

3. Visit Monas, the National Monument.

The symbol of Monas, Jakarta, this 132-meter monument with a gold-plated fire on top is located in Lapangan Merdeka, which means Independence Square. Downstairs of Monas. There is the National History Museum where visuals about its history are exhibited. The top of the tower is an observation point from which you can watch the city.

4. Go antique hunting at Jalan Surabaya Flea Market.

Jalan Surabaya was once a place where antique merchants walked by and tried to sell their products. The present market place was built in 1974. This is a place where you can find various musical instruments, lamps, masks, ship and diving equipment, whatever you look for in the name of antiques. Across the market is Giyanti Coffee, one of the places that makes the most delicious coffee in Indonesia.

5. Watch Indonesian dances at Taman Ismail Marzuki Art Center.

Taman İsmail Marzuki arts center, or TIM for short, is a place full of theaters, cinemas, exhibition center. Here you can participate in many different activities, from classical music concerts to ballet, opera to dance performances. A perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.


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