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As one of the largest public squares in the world, Merdeka Square is considered a must-visit attraction in Jakarta. Boasting of open green spaces shaded by a tree cover, well-paved roads winding all around, and Indonesia’s National Monument at its centre, it’s certainly a leisure destination for those looking to spend a quiet day exploring Jakarta City. One merely needs to visit Merdeka Square to get a glimpse into Jakarta and Indonesia’s rich history, with plenty of attractions within walking distance.
With no entry fee, Merdeka Square is open to the public for all hours of the day. It is known to be quite busy as a location for local fairs, artisan markets, and even military parades. Aside from its sprawling lawns, the grand Merdeka Square includes a deer enclosure, a musical fountain, and sports and recreation spaces in its 75-hectare space.
Located at the centre of Jakarta City, Merdeka Square is known for its historical, cultural, and architectural importance. From watching the deer roam free in their enclosure to enjoying a family picnic or admiring Jakarta from atop the National Monument, there are plenty of activities at Merdeka Square to keep you busy for hours!
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