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

43. Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

3.5 /5

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

Located in Sawah Besar of Jakarta, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta or the Jakarta Art Building is a concert hall. It was established during the Dutch colonization by Sir Stamford Raffles. The building's Dutch heritage is reflected in its architecture and gives the concert hall a distinctly vintage vibe. Gedung Kesenian Jakarta plays host to a myriad of orchestral performances, theatrical showcases, musical ensembles, and so much more and is sure to host events that cater to every visitor's interest.

44. Gambir Train Station

3.5 /5

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

Gambir Train Station is an old station built by the Dutch government. Being one of the major stations in Jakarta, it acts a major transit points for trains heading towards other big cities around Java. The station is meant for the use of executive class trains only. With a three-storeyed structure, you can find a range of services including prayer rooms, restaurants, markets, and waiting rooms.

45. Pondok Indah Water Park

3.7 /5

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

Pondok Indah Water Park is an exciting water park for family, containing many swimming pools, one of them being the size of an Olympic pool. The pools have many lifeguards as well to ensure safety. The water park has many thrilling rides for those seeking cool relief from a hot sunny day, as well as many gazebos and long chairs where you can sit back and relax, enjoying the calming ambience of the pools.

46. Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory

3.4 /5

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

Ever got to enjoy the view of a starry night sky in one of the most mesmerising ways possible? Jakarta Planetarium and observatory is a fascinating and intriguing tourist spot located in the Ismail Marzuki Park area of Jakarta. The planetarium was officially opened in 1969 as an exhibition centre for meteorology, physics, space science and astronomy. Its unique building design resembles a half ball dome with a 22-meter high dome. It is a two-floor building with exhibition hall on the ground floor and teater bintang (Theatre) on the first floor.

47. Mall Lippo Kemang Village

3.4 /5

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

Mall Lippo Kemang Village is a three storeyed mall consisting of a big supermarket, many clothing and accessory brands, and play areas for children. It is a spacious and clean mall with a modern design situated at a convenient location. Saturday nights bring some smooth live music which is something that must be attended when in Jakarta.

48. Kite Museum of Indonesia

3.4 /5

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

The Kite Museum of Jakarta was opened in 2003 to impart kite education to the citizens. Particularly fun for children, this museum helps organizing many exciting kite festivals and workshops where people design their own kites. Along with many interesting kite displays, watching movies based on their history is a must for the visitors.

49. Tanah Abang Market

3.5 /5

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

Tanah Abang Market is the largest garment and textile wholesale centre in the entire South-East Asia. It brings together traders from all over Indonesia and South-East Asia. The market comprises of several blocks, with Block A and Block B being the most recent additions. The market houses 13,000 kiosks and sees over 75,000 shoppers in any single day. Visitors can expect to find a wide variety of garments at wholesale prices.

50. Museum Seni Rupah Dan Keramik

3.5 /5

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

Museum Seni Rupah Dan Keramik or Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramic is a resplendent display of the traditional art and ceramics of Indonesia. It is located in a beautiful Dutch building known as the Court of Justice in olden times. It is conveniently located near famous museuems like the Jakarta History Museum and Wayang Museum.

51. Satria Mandala Museum

3.5 /5

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

Satria Mandala Museum is a military museum of the Armed Forces of Indonesia displaying a huge collection of military weapons, tanks, and other artefacts. The name Satria Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "a sacred place for the knights." Some notable collections include Soviet weapons used during Operation Trikora, a draft of the handwritten Proclamation of Indonesia written by President Sukarno and many more.

52. SnowBay Waterpark

3.4 /5

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

A land with a major portion of it covered in shimmering artificial snow, the renowned SnowBay Waterpark is a bustling tourist destination in Jakarta and is peppered with a variety of water rides, be it the challenging, adrenaline-inducing water sports or the extensive range of pools, of which the soothing warm therapy pool is quite popular among the adults.

53. Taman Ayodya

3.7 /5

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

Taman Ayodya is a city park in Jakarta that provides many modern facilities like wireless internet connecitivity, allowing people to work on their laptops and stay connected on their mobiles while in an environment far from the chaos of the city. A beautiful artificial lake with fountains sits in the middle of the park. Taman Ayodya is a unique place in Indonesia, being the only park in the country to provides facilities for differently abled people.

54. Museum Bank Mandiri

3.7 /5

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

Currently a museum to showcase the economics and the economic system of Jakarta, Museum Bank Mandiri chronicles the story of the erstwhile known Batavia's financial systems. The building itself was completed in 1929 and its sleek architectural style is reminiscent of the Art Deco style that was in vogue at the time. There is no better way to learn about the nuances of colonial economics than at Museum Bank Mandiri. Visitors get to witness a collection of colonial banking activities, vintage cash counters and everything else related to the economy of colonial era. It is situated at the banking district of Old Jakarta Town.

55. Lapangan Banteng

3.6 /5

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

Lapangan Banteng is a historic Square in Jakarta established during the era of Dutch colonization. Previously known as Waterloo Square, it houses important buildings like the Ministry of Finance Building and the West Irian Liberation Monument, found at the centre. The square attracts many tourists from all over the world who like to roam around and relax at the Lapangan Benteng Park.

56. Cilandak Town Square

3.6 /5

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

Cilandak Town Square is a multi-purpose shopping mall in South Jakarta. Filled with many European style dining, special beer places and local supermarkets, this place is perfect for planning a hangout with friends or have business meetings. A number of interesting events and bazaars are also set up here, such as the women's fashion bazaar and culinary festival which attracts many visitors, both domestic and foreign.

57. Ocean Dream Samudra

3.6 /5

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

A part of the Ancol Dreamland, Ocean Dream Samudra is a gigantic waterpark offering exciting entertainment options. The place offers a variety of live shows of sea lions, dolphins, tornado fish and Scorpion Pirate Show. It also has 3D and 4D movie shows revolving around the themes of animals, serving as a great mix of entertainment and education.

58. Jembatan Kota Intan

3.6 /5

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

Built in 1628, Jembatan Kota Intan or The Diamond City Bridge is the oldest bridge in Indonesia. It is situated at Kali Besar as a hanging bridge similar to the bridges that are seen in the Netherlands. The forest wood material of the bridge has now been replaced with steel for strength. Tourists usually visit this bridge to get a complete experience of Jakarta Old Town.

59. Tugu Tani

3.5 /5

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

The Tugu Tani statue is also known as the Heroes Monument, Patung Pahlawan in Indonesian. This bronze statue is an important landmark monument in Jakarta’s city landscape. Inspired by folk tales, this statue depicts a young peasant with a farmer’s hat, called a caping holding a rifle in one hand and his mother standing behind him offering a meal of rice. It is also hence called the Farmer’s Monument or Patung Pak Tani also.

60. VOC Galangan

3.5 /5

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

Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie (VOC) Galangan is an old shipyard in Batavia. This shipyard served as an important commercial link for the Dutch during the VOC era. The shipyard originally had four faces but now it has two main buildings which have Chinese cafe and restaurant. Many other events like weddings and birthdays occasionally happen here as well.

61. Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

3.5 /5

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

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi or Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum is the place where the Proclamation of Independence was formed in 1984. This is where the Japanese Navy Commander and supporter of Indonesia freedom Tadashi Maeda worked on the final draft of the proclamation. Today it has wax sculptures of historically important people. Visitors enjoy this museum while listening to old BBC or NIROM broadcasts.

62. Dian Al-Mahri Mosque

3.4 /5

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

Dian Al-Mahri Mosque is better known as the Golden Dome Mosque, located in West Java. The mosque complex is a fusion of Arabic, Persian and Indian architectures, hence attracting scores of tourists here to witness the unique blend and learn more about the fascinating heritage of the place. Its dazzling domes have been compared to that of the Taj Mahal in India, making it a popular tourist destination.

63. Gedung Pancasila

3.4 /5

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

Gedung Pancasila or Pancasila Building derives its name from Sanskrit meaning "five principles", the philosophy forming the basis of the Indonesian Nation in 1945. Built during the Dutch era, it served as the residence of the Dutch army commander, refurbished and renamed to Gedung Pancasila after President Sukarno gave his Pancasila Speech. This building makes its mark in modern Indonesian history as a symbol of the free nation's birth, making it a must-visit.

64. Museum Sejarah Jakarta

3.4 /5

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

Museum Sejarah Jakarta or the Jakarta History Museum is one of the largest museums in Old Jakarta Town. It is filled with more than 23,000 artefacts from the Dutch civilization and various Indonesian kingdoms can be seen here, a proud display of the heritage of the region. 27 ornately adorned rooms filled with articles that chronicle the city's history, from when it was founded and known as Jayakarta, to when it was rechristened Batavia when it was the capital of the Dutch East India Company, and to when the country became independent.

65. Aula Simfonia

3.5 /5

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

Situated in Kemayoran, Aula Simfonia Jakarta is a grand concert hall with a seating capacity of a whopping one thousand and two hundred people, which include both orchestra as well as choir seats. Every two weeks, this hall hosts mesmerizing classical concerts. This glorious site is, at present, the sole concert hall in Indonesia. The primary director of the Aula Simfonia Jakarta is the artistic Stephen Tong, and this hall is one of the parts that are supposed to comprise the Reformed Millennium Center Indonesia development, which also includes other landmarks as part of the project.

66. Kali Besar

3.5 /5

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

Kali Besar is an 18th-century canal built along the River Ciliwung. It connects the port to the old city of Batavia. Kali Besar translates to ‘Grand River’ and the canal is presently a part of Kali Krukut of the Tambora subdistrict. This channel once thrived with boats shuttling goods to and from the port. Kali Besar formed a crux for commerce in the area and was lined with houses of Batavia’s rich and famous.

67. Gereja Sion

3.5 /5

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

Gereja Sion, which translates to Sion Church in Indonesian, is a quaint historic landmark situated in the Pinangsia Administrative District of Taman Sari in Jakarta. The church had been constructed outside the city walls of Indonesia in order to cater to the minorities, commonly referred to as the ‘Black Portuguese”, who were being oppressed during the reign of the Portuguese. This is why Gereja Sion is also known as the Black Portuguese Church.

68. Taman Proklamasi

3.5 /5

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

Taman Proklamasi, also referred to as the Proclamation Monument or the Proclamation Park, is nestled at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in the heart of Jakarta. Formerly, this landmark used to be the residence of Sukarno, the first President of Indonesia. Even though the house has now been demolished, it is still reminiscent of the place where Sukarno declared the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence on the 17th of August 1945.

69. Patung Dirgantara

3.5 /5

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

Commissioned by President Soeharto, Patung Dirgantara is a monument dedicated to the Indonesian Air Force to honor the country's struggle for independence. Located at the intersection of Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan MT Haryono, the statue depicts a "space man" symbolic of the space conquest. In pop culture, the statue has been given many nicknames due to the statue's posture, some of them include "Truper" (a corruption of "trooper") and Seven-up Man, due to the arch-shaped like a seven-figure, and is a firm fixture of the Jakarta cityscape.

70. Muara Angke Nature Reserve

3.5 /5

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

Established by the Dutch government, Muara Angke Nature Reserve is a protected sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation. There are at least 30 different species of plants and several other types of animals, birds and insects. In this peaceful place, you will be embraced with the beauty of nature such as the lush green Mangrove trees and the constant chirping of the birds.

71. Perjuangan Rakyat Jatinegara

3.5 /5

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

Perjuangan Rakyat Jatinegara or Jatinegara Struggle Monument was built to honour the people who struggled during Indonesia's war for independence in Jatinegara. The monument is a statue showing a man standing with a rifle in his arms, a backpack on his back and carrying weapons on his waist, ready to fight. Another statue of a boy in shorts is shown with a catapult around his neck.

72. Monumen Irian Jaya Pembebasan

3.5 /5

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

Monumen Irian Jaya Pembebasan is a significant monument built to commemorate the liberation of Irian Jaya or New Guinea from the Dutch in 1963. It depicts a statue of a man breaking free from the shackles on his wrists indicating he is finally free. It is located at the center of Lapangan Benteng which is a must visit in Jakarta due to this powerful symbol.

73. National Archives Building

3.5 /5

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

National Archives Building is a museum from the VOC period. The former residence of Governer-General Reinier de Klerk is now a major attraction known for its cultural heritage and beautiful Dutch Indies architecture. The collection of the museum includes artefacts from the Dutch administration and maps from the 16th century. The museum also has classic ebony furniture such as dining chairs and tables.

74. Flea Market (Jalan Surabaya)

3.5 /5

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

The flea market of Jalan Surabaya is famous for its antiquities. The market has as many as a hundred shops stretching along the long sides of Jalan Surabaya. It is a must visit for those who have a knack of collecting vintage artefacts like lamps, arts and crafts that are suitable for souvenirs at cheap prices.

75. Petak Sembilan

3.5 /5

1,369 km
from city center
75 out of 113
places to visit in Jakarta

Petak Sembilan is a vibrant street market located in Glodok, Jakarta’s own Chinatown. Also known as Pasar Kemenangan, it is a renowned street market where one can find a plethora of authentic Chinese products like flying lanterns and delicious Chinese cuisines like salted cuttlefish and fried tofu. The area is lined with houses that have the eye-catching, red-tiled roofs, set along the narrow streets. Take a stroll through the Petak Sembilan to experience the daily life of the locals at this authentic Indonesian marketplace, finding exotic products like skinned frogs, turtles and bugs.

76. Santo Fransiskus Asisi

3.5 /5

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

The Santo Fransiskus Assisi Elementary School was founded in 1966 under the guidance of the Archbishop of Jakarta, who saw the need for an educational institution to improve services to the people of Jakarta, specifically the South Jakarta Region. This Roman Catholic elementary school's claim to fame has been one of its attendees, former US president and prominent political figure Barack Obama, who attended the same for two years during his time in Jakarta.

77. Syahbander Menara

3.5 /5

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

Syahbandar Menara was a guiding tower for ships in Batavia. The tower consists of three floors, the top floor being the viewing room and the ground floor being used to imprison those who violated the port rules. The tower was originally a castle with a tunnel connecting through Fatahillah and Istiqlal Mosque, now closed. Tourists can climb a ladder inside the tower to witness the ships at Sunda Kelapa harbour.

78. Dharma Niaga Building

3.5 /5

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

Dharma Niaga Building was an insurance company previously. Built in 1912, this building is now an architectural glory that attracts many tourists. It forms a part of Kota Tua or Old Town in Jakarta, home to many historical buildings reminiscent of Dutch colonial architecture. This three-storeyed building is currently under restoration process, foreseen to be a multi-functional space.

79. Arjuna Statue

3.4 /5

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

Arjuna Statue or Arjuna Wijaya Statue is a monument located at the road junction between Jalan MH Thamrin and Jalan Medan Merdeka in Jakarta's business district. This copper statue depicts a chariot ridden by Arjuna, holding a bow and an arrow while Krishna drives the horses. Bulit in 1987, it depicts a famous scene from the epic Mahabharata, built to honour the freedom of Indonesia under President Soeharto.

80. Welcome Monument

3.4 /5

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

The Welcome Monument or Selamat Detang Monument is one of the many monuments built by President Sukarno in 1962 for the Asian Games. Placed at the middle of a fountain, this monument shows figures of a boy and a girl waving their hands in a welcoming gesture while the girl carries a bouquet. Due to its prime location, it is now an important historical landmark.

81. Deer Enclosure

3.4 /5

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

Deer Enclosure is a sanctuary for deers in the park of Merdeka Square. This park is located near Monumen Nasional where the deers wander freely and are enclosed by shaded trees. The deers are friendly towards the visitors, allowing them to pet and feed them. This place is well suited for animal and nature lovers.

82. Ministry of Finance Building

3.4 /5

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

Built during the Dutch period, the Ministry of Finance Building used to be the palace of Governor General Daendels. Formerly known as Witte Huis or White House, it had a post office and a printing office. Now it serves as the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance, responsible for Indonesia's finance and assets and is open for tourists to visit and understand Indonesian history and governance.

83. Art:1 New Museum

3.4 /5

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

Situated in Kebayoran in Jakarta, the Art:1 New Museum, as its name suggests, is a recently opened contemporary art museum. It stores a collection of artefacts dedicated to Indonesia's arts and culture. The complex of the museum is divided into two buildings. One building is the eponymous Art:1 New Museum housing modern collections and the second building is Artspace:1, dedicated to the contemporary arts. The museum also holds many exhibitions and painting classes.

84. SDN Menteng 1 School

3.4 /5

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

SDN Menteng 1 School or State Elementary School at Menteng is an Indonesian public school established by the Dutch government in 1934 exclusively for Dutch and noble Indonesian children. This historical school gained attention during US President Obama's candidacy as he attended this school for a year and a half. Visitors take a keen interest in a statue of him placed at the school after he won elections.

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