National Monument of Indonesia (MONAS)

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Timings : 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Entry Fee : IDR 5000 - Entry
To the top - IDR 15000

Monumen Nasional, Jakarta Overview

The largest national museum in South East Asia, Monumen Nasional or National Monument of Indonesia is massive tower located at the center of Merdeka Square. It will take you through the evolution of Indonesia's culture since its pre-historic times, with many artefacts from each era. The outer yard houses reliefs from the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Proclamation of Independence in 1945.

The National Monument of Indonesia houses the first red and white flag that was flown at the Proclamation of Independence in 1945. The monument is 137 m tall and is obelisk shaped. It is topped with a 14.5 m tall bronze flame that has a stunning 32 kg gold coating. The historic structure also has an observation deck, the National History Museum and the Hall of Independence. 

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The National Monument of Indonesia has a viewing deck, at a height of 115 m above ground level. The platform can accommodate up to 50 people. The observation deck is open at night as well, although with a limited schedule. The goblet part of the monument is home to the Hall of Independence.

The hall can be reached via spiral stairs. It displays various symbols of Independence. A gold-coated map of the Indonesian archipelago is displayed on the Northern wall of the Hall. The western part displays the original text of the Proclamation of Independence.

The Indonesian National History Museum is located in the hall below the National Monument. It displays a total of 51 dioramas depicting scenes from Indonesian history. 

How To Reach National Monument of Indonesia (MONAS)

  • The National Monument of Indonesia is located in the centre of Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta. It is easily accessible using public transport.
  • Visitors can opt for the Transjakarta rapid bus transit service, that has four drop-off points near the National Monument.
  • It can also be reached by train, as the Gondangia and Juanda train stations are within walking distance.
  • The free Jakarta city double-decker tour bus also passes by the National Monument.
  • Alternatively, visitors can opt for taxis or three-wheeled bajaj (auto rickshaw) as well. 

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