Taman Suropati

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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. 

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Things to Do

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. 

Where to Eat

There are plenty of food vendors that set up stalls inside the premises of Taman Suropati. They mostly offer street food and local cuisines. Residents, as well as tourists, often tend to grab a bite at these stalls while at Taman Suropati. Some of the popular restaurants in the surrounding area include Kokumi, Momo Paradise, 3 Wise Monkeys, Union, Sushi Hiro, Kopi Kenangan and Cork & Screw Country Club.

How To Reach Taman Suropati

Taman Suropati is located in the Menteng area of Jakarta. The fastest and most convenient way to reach Menteng is to hire a Blue Bird Group taxi from the International Airport. Among buses, Bus No. 4 plies to the Menteng area. Alternatively, one can also opt to take the rail till Sudirman Baru. 

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