Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. Inhabited by 12 million people, this city is among the most densely populated places in the world. It is a hot and dirty city. Every attempt of town planning seems to have failed. But on the other hand, Jakarta also possesses many historical places and cultural heritage.
And as a modern and booming mega city it provides a modern lifestyle with shopping centers and a paradise for gourmets as it has a variety of restaurants with meals from all over the world. For those who travel to Jakarta, the city provides many tour opportunities inside and outside the city.
Attractions in Jakarta
In Kota, the old town of Batavia, travelers can take a tour to the relicts of Dutch colonial Indonesia. Many old colonial style buildings and museums can be found here.
Museum Wayang is a puppet museum with the best collection of Wayang pupets in Indonesia.
When you travel to Jakarta, don't miss taking a tour to Museum Sejarah Jakarta, also called History Museum, is located in an old Dutch colonial building in the old town of Batavia.
Monas is the National Monument, a 132m landmark and the biggest building project of first Indonesian' president Soekarno
The National Museum is located near Monas and hosts an enormous collection of cultural objects from the various ethnic groups in Indonesia.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a 100 hectare sized park, which exposes the form of the miniature Indonesian archipelago, and the land profile and regional pavilions.
Travel to Jakarta
Jakarta can be reached best by the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, or you travel by train from any other larger city on the island of Java.
Jakarta offers many transportation services. For your tour in Jakarta you can choose between taxi, bus, city-bus and bajaj, which is a very little tricycled vehicle. While buses tend to be overcrowded, taxis are more compfortable but also quite expensive. An alternative are the unique Indonesian bajajs, which can be used very flexible and cover every distance in Jakarta.