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.
Taman Suropati is regarded as an iconic landmark of Jakarta. It was officially inaugurated in the year 1919 and was built with the aim to avoid traffic congestion near the court. The park was named Taman Suropati to commemorate the Indonesian hero, Untung Suropati. It now stands as the only green patch in the otherwise crowded area.
Taman Suropati is the perfect place to sit back and relax while watching the locals go about their activities. You can also plan a picnic on the grass in this leafy park. You can expect to see the locals cycling, jogging, practising taekwondo or yoga, painting or playing musical instruments.
The vibe of Taman Suropati is entirely natural with the presence of fountains and even pigeons. The pigeons are huge in number and can also be fed. You can occasionally spot street musicians and fortune-tellers at Taman Suropati. Foodies and music lovers gather here during the weekends to spend quality time together.
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