Here are the top 113 tourist attractions to see in Jakarta:

1. National Monument of Indonesia (MONAS)

4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

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.

2. Grand Indonesia Mall

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Grand Indonesia Mall is a one-stop-shop for everything one needs after a tiring week. The place is a hub for entertainment, food, recreational and fun activities. Other than a variety of international brands that one can find here, the mall also represents the rich culture of Indonesia and its contemporary forms which are becoming quite popular nowadays. Visiting Grand Indonesia Mall on a spare evening while exploring Jakarta is recommended to tourists.

3. Merdeka Square

0 km
from city center
3 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

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.

4. Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands)

81 km
from city center
4 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Situated off the northern coast of the city of Jakarta, Kepulauan Seribu stretches over a distance of 45 km, and comprise of a total of 342 islands. Also popular as the Thousand Islands, only 36 of its islands are authorized by the government to be used for recreational purposes. Unfortunately, out of these 36 islands, you will only be able to visit 13 islands which are open for public visit, with two islands been established as a National Park.

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5. Mesjid Istiqlal

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Mesjid Istiqlal is a famous mosque in Jakarta. The mosque is so huge that it can accommodate as many as 120,000 people making it the biggest mosque in South East Asia. The mosque is an architectural delight, and resonates peace when one goes inside. It serves as the praying place for the muslims of the country but it is visited by everyone from all walks of life.

6. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

16 km
from city center
6 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Sprawling over an area of around 250 acres, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, literally translated to Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park, is an Indonesian cultural theme park situated in East Jakarta. Depicting some iconic places of Indonesia, the TMII gives the visitors a glimpse into the cultural heritage of the country in the form of the architectural displays, flora and fauna, textiles, costumes, etc. Taman Mini is best described as a condensed version of Indonesia itself!

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7. Kota Tua

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
7 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Long before Jakarta turned into a modern metropolis with skyscrapers, it was colonized by the Dutch in the 15th century. The Jakarta Old Town or Kota Tua Jakarta bears reminisce of the Dutch era, with its colonial architecture and historical references. The streets of the Old Town boasts of buildings and structures that date back to the colonial times, most of which are converted into museums today.

8. National Museum, Indonesia

4.4 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Museum Nasional or the National Museum of Indonesia is one of the premier locations to discover and understand Indonesian culture and history. With a collection that beautifully preserves nearly two hundred years of Indonesian Heritage, it is considered as one of the most comprehensive museums in the Southeast Asian region. It is popularly known as Gedung Gajah or Elephant building due to the large elephant statue at the entrance.

9. Glodok (Jakarta Chinatown)

3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Long before the nation of Indonesia came into being, a Chinatown of Jakarta, previously known as Chinatown of Batavia, existed as an enclave of Chinese settlers in Dutch occupied Indonesia. Today, the remnants of the past Chinese settlement still exist with old Chinese temples designed with distinct elegant architecture still residing on these streets. Now known as Glodok, the place is famous for its market where visitors will find many beautiful antiques for souvenirs as well as electronic stores.

10. Galeri Nasional

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Galeri Nasional is a hub of Indonesian modern art as well as art from the rest of the world. In this museum, you will find the evolution of Indonesia through art. It has temporary and permanent museums, containing more than 1700 artworks. There is also an open air cafe where you can sit back and relax after viewing these masterpieces.

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11. Ancol Dreamland

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
11 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Ancol Luar Biasa is Indonesians' "Dreamland." Loaded with amusement rides, it is a recreational complex consisting of many sporting and leisure activites for children and adults alike. Beautiful views of the area can be enjoyed through the cable rides. Nearby is an Art market known as Pasar Seni where you'll find cafes, craft shops and art works for prices that are negotiable.

12. Museum Bank Indonesia

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

If you want to understand how the Indonesian banking system works, the Museum Bank Indonesia is just the right place. Situated at the Old Town, this colonial style museum contains a large collection of historical currencies of Indonesia along with the rest of the world. The museum is quite comfortable and well arranged especially for children who want to learn about banking.

13. Waterbom Jakarta

3.8 /5

11 km
from city center
13 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Waterbom Jakarta is a waterpark for children and adults. A perfect place to visit on a hot day, the waterpark is equipped with high quality rides for children. There are some extreme rides with high slopes and great lengths for the teenagers and adults as well, giving visitors a rush of adrenaline with its thrilling water sports and activities.

14. Ragunan Zoo

3.5 /5

15 km
from city center
14 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Ragunan Zoo is a zoo located in South Jakarta that is the house of many unique animals. It is one of the favorite destinations of foreign and local visitors alike. Consisting of an aviary and a primate center, it provides a display of over 3000 animal specimens many of which are endangered. The zoo is educational for the children, hence a must visit for families.

15. Taman Anggrek Mall

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Taman Anggrek Mall translates to "Orchid Garden Mall" which is named so because there used be a huge orchid garden at the site of the mall before it was built. It is the largest mall in Indonesia till date and it attracts a huge crowd on a daily basis. It is highly reccommended to visit the ice-skating rink, Southeast Asia's first indoor ice-rink.

16. Pondok Indah Mall

4.0 /5

11 km
from city center
16 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Pondok Indah Mall is a posh shopping complex located in the suburbs of Pondok Indah. The complex has two malls that are connected by a bridge over a busy road. An endless number of clothing brands, both expensive and more affordable options, and a range of cuisines await visitors to this grand complex. One of the finest and largest malls of Jakarta, Pondok Indah Mall is located in South Jakarta. Also referred to as PIM the Pondok Indah Mall complex is a massive undertaking comprising of 3 malls all interconnected with skywalks and walkways.

17. Gereja Katerdral Jakarta

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
17 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, locally known as Gereja Katerdal Jakarta, is an elegant Roman Catholic church that stands 60m tall opposite Istiqlal Mosque which signifies Indonesia's secularism. Its metal spires can be well seen from several kilometers. This beautiful church is neo-gothic in its architectural style which the visitors find most attractive. The two storeyed church is reminiscent of the Dutch period which can be seen in the religious museum.

18. Sunda Kelapa

3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
18 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Sunda Kelapa was an important port connecting markets from all around the world in 15th century during the reign of Hindu Sunda Kingdom of Pajajaran. It was previously known as Pasar Ikar, which means "fish market." It is a great place to wander in canoes and boats while witnessing the humdrums of the fish market and unloading of timber, coal and spices.

19. Taman Suropati

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
19 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

A former circular court designed to control the traffic in area, Taman Suropati is now a park where the citizens come to relax and walk their dogs. Indonesians escape from the daily humdrum of the city to be in the presence of mother nature in this area. On Sundays, you can soothe your ears with the musical lessons being played by an oopen air orchestra.

20. Kelapa Gading Mall

10 km
from city center
20 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

When it comes to shopping and entertainment in Jakarta, the Kelapa Gading Mall is the answer. Stretching over an area of 150,000 square meters, this is one of the largest malls of Indonesia and is a great hang out spot for food and movies.

21. Dunia Fantasi (Dufan)

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
21 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Dunia Fantasi literally means Fantasy World and it is as exciting as it sounds. It borrows the theme from Disneyland and offers rollercoasters and rides especially for those who love getting adrenaline rush. The themepark is quite huge in area, inclusive of beaches, water parks along with adventurous water sports. It is an enjoyable place for children and adults alike.

22. Gandaria City Mall

3.7 /5

9 km
from city center
22 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Gandaria City Mall is one of the biggest and most luxurious shopping malls in South Jakarta. Located in an upscale residential area, there are countless brands of clothes, shoes and accessories that belong to international as well as local brands. Packed with first-class facilities, the mall also includes a prayer room for Muslim visitors. The most attractive site is the Star Trek Exhibition, opened in 2014 and is a must-visit attraction within the mall.

23. Museum Wayang

4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
23 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Museum Wayang or Puppet Museum is a magnificent display of the Javan Wayang form of puppetry, exhibiting a huge collection of the classic flat wooden puppets. Situated opposite the Fatahillah Sqaure, this unique museum displays puppets portraying characters from across Indonesia, China, Vietnam, India, Cambodia and Europe, housed within its vintage cabinets. During the weekends, they have grand performances on interesting themes.

24. Pacific Place

4.0 /5

6 km
from city center
24 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Pacific Place is a business hub in South Jakarta. The building consists of a six-floor mall, an office center, the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place hotel, and a serviced residence. It is a high end place situated at a posh location and contains world class clothing brands. There are fancy restos and bars as well to relax after shopping. There is one supermarket on the lower level as well.

25. Kota Kasablanka

3.9 /5

6 km
from city center
25 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Kota Kasablanka is a typical mall in Jakarta that houses some of the well-known international brands.The upper levels of the mall consists of various restaurants and the area is known as Food Zone that has options ranging from fine dining to fast food chains. There are also several entertainment options, the most well-known being the terrific Cinema XXI that screens both national and international movies.

26. Jalan Surabaya

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
26 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Located in a posh locale of Jakarta, Jalan Surabaya is an eclectic mix of street culture, cafes, antique shops, and more. On one side of the road, there are a number of stalls selling antiques like wooden puppets, ceramics, porcelain, perfect for the visitors looking to snag a vintage piece of furniture or handicraft. Parallel to it, on the other side, Jalan Surabaya is lined by some of the best cafes in Jakarta which attract a lot of young tourists and has evolved into a thriving hub of youth culture in central Jakarta.

27. Seaworld Ancol

4.2 /5

6 km
from city center
27 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Sea World Ancol, also known as Sea World Jakarta, is a marine aquarium that aims to provide entertainment, conservation and education in the marine domain. It comprises of 1 Main Tank, 1 Shark Tank and several small tanks. The Main Tank is the biggest aquarium in South East Asia. The owner company plans to turn this facility into the world’s largest sea park.

28. Jakarta War Cemetery

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
28 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Lined with lush green trees and well-maintained gardens, the Jakarta War Cemetery is the resting place for soldiers lost their lives fighting for Indonesia against the Japanese during their World War II. Tourists visit this place to pay their respects to the brave soldiers. There is a separate resting place nearby for soldiers from British India, who died preserving the British empire.

29. Museum Tekstil

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
29 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Textiles have always played an important part in Indonesia's culture. Museum Tekstil or Jakarta Textile Museum is a 19th century museum, showcasing exquisite artistic skills that go into the making of Indonesian textiles by the usage of efficient technology that was ahead of its time. Visitors can make their own beautiful batik designs and learn about how fabric is made.

30. Museum Bahari

4.3 /5

6 km
from city center
30 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Located near the Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Museum Bahari exhibits the history and the importance of sea trade via the harbour that helped build Jakarta's economy. The displays mostly consist of maritime objects with detailed information about them. Access is allowed only into the well-maintained parts of the museum, but while one is exploring the attraction, they would also come across the areas which were extensively used during the bygone times. A visit to Museum Bahari is recommended to everyone visiting the harbour.

31. Taman Fatahillah

3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
31 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Taman Fatahillah is a grandiose piazza built in honour of the renowned military figure and Indonesian national hero of the same name. Formerly referred to as the Batavia City Square, this historic landmark showcases the colonial past of the country. Home to three museums, namely the Wayang Museum, the Jakarta History Museum, as well as the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, the Taman Fatahillah is a repository of the rich culture of Indonesia.

32. Senayan City

4.0 /5

7 km
from city center
32 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Senayan City Shopping Mall is a world class mall in Senayan City with its services ranging from shuttle buses, bicycle parking, valet, to name a few. One of the oldest malls in Jakarta, it has many internationally renowned brands that are very exclusive. The location of this grand mall attracts huge crowds, especially on weekends and on holidays, due to the ease of accessibility.

33. Lippo Mall Puri

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
33 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Lippo Mall Puri is located at St. Moritz in West Jakarta. It belongs to the Lippo mall franchise, catering to many national and internationals brands. A fairly spacious mall and a beautiful interior, it attracts people from all age and walks of life. There are many entertainment options including a Deluxe Cinema XXI and it offers a diverse range of restaurants servings up a delicious range of cuisines, from Western to pan-Asian.

34. Istana Merdeka

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
34 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Istana Merdeka is a presidential palace in north Merdeka Square. The former residence of the Governer-General of Dutch East Indies plays an important part in Indonesian history because here the Indonesians got independence in 1949.Thousands of Indonesians gatherered around to chant "Merdeka" meaning freedom, thus granting the palace its name. The building's exterior can be admired from the Merdeka Square and visitors are allowed inside under strict security.

35. Atlantis Water Adventure

3.9 /5

6 km
from city center
35 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Atlantis Water Adventure is an exciting water park located in the Ancol dreamland area, a short 10 km drive away from Jakarta's city centre. Equipped with a variety of pools and slides that zip through pools that are sure to thrill children and adults alike. The biggest attraction of Atlantis Water Adventure is surely the wave pool that artificially creates swells of water and mimics the tides of the ocean.

36. RUCI Art Space

4.1 /5

7 km
from city center
36 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "the source of light" and "taste" or "pleasure," RUCI Art Space is a place created for displaying many beautiful forms of arts like paintings and photography from contemporary artists of Indonesia and the world.The aim of this creative venue is to raise awareness about the ever evolving Indonesian culture. It hosts regular rotations of solo and group exhibitions.

37. Lubang Buaya

4.1 /5

16 km
from city center
37 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Translating to "crocodile's pit", Lubang Buaya is located in the suburban region of Jakarta where seven Indonesian army officers were murdered during the 1 October coup attempt and their bodies were dumped in the unused pit. Now the place is converted to a tourist destination of a monument with the statues of the seven soldiers and their clothes, serving as a reminder of Indonesia's dark past.

38. Transera Waterpark

3.9 /5

17 km
from city center
38 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Transera Waterpark is an African themepark, loaded with exciting rides. Divided into two sections namely the dry park and wet park, one can encounter a range of thrilling and unique rides like the Voodoo House and the Zambesi River expedition, making the area suitable for a quick getaway during the weekend withyour family and friends.

39. Jalan Jaksa

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
39 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Jalan Jaksa is a short street in Central Jakarta. It used to be a famous place among the law students during the Dutch era, thus deriving the name "Jalan Jaksa" where Jaksa means "attorney" in Indonesian. It attracts a huge youth crowd from the country and the world by being the backpackers' street providing some of the best hostels and bars and cafes for a memorable nightlife.

40. Immanuel Church

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
40 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

St. Immanuel Church is a beautiful white church in central Jakarta. A maginficent display of colonial Dutch architecture, it has a sanctuary with the names of prominent Dutch church members. It is a peaceful place where visitors can enjoy the sound of pipe organs every Sunday. Church services are offered here in Bahasa, English and Dutch on Sundays.

41. Aeon Mall Jakarta Garden City

3.7 /5

14 km
from city center
41 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Aeon Mall is a fairly recently-opened mall located in Bekasi, loaded with Japanese clothing brands and food stalls. You will also find many standard brands from Indonesia and exciting games for children at the arcade. The main highlight of this mall is the giant Ferris wheel on the top floor that looms large over the mall, a unique feature of the complex that attracts a lot of attention and shoppers.

42. Toko Merah

3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
42 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Toko Merah, located at Jakarta Old Town, translates to "Red Shop." The former residence of Governer-General Gustaaf Willem now attracts many tourists for its gorgeous vintage setting. Couples from Indonesia even come to Toko Merah for pre-wedding photoshoots as the red walls of the building serve as splendid backgrounds. Nowadays, the building serves as a venue for conferences, meetings, and exhibitions. Having said that, its historical significance and architecture also draw a considerable number of people each year just to explore the building and its surroundings.

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