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National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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Built to celebrate the nation's independence, National Monument (MONAS) towers over central Jakarta and serves as the city's principal landmark. Considered one of the architectural extravagances of Sukarno, Indonesia's first president, this 130 m (425 ft) monument features a sculpted flame on the top, decorated with over 30 kg (70 lb) of gold foil. Built of Italian marble, the soaring tower houses a history museum at its base, where you can see over 50 dioramas narrating the country's struggle for independence. Head to the observation deck for sweeping views of the city from a height of almost 120 m (400 ft). Put National Monument (MONAS) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jakarta trip generator.
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  • For me this was a pure waste of time. It might have some important meaning for Indonesians which i really do respect and appreciate, but from tourist perspective it is absolutely boring. Museum inside...  read more »
  • one of the best monument in indonesia, its around 400 feet and have lift to take you up to just below the golden fire. the special thing in this place i think are the diorama for indonesian history, i...  read more »
  • This is rare in the Jakarta tourist attractions, particularly Tower other than do not. I gave up because it is not in the elevator Tower, it was quite crowded. Chip came costumed children will want to come closer on the ignore nice.
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  • An iconic monument of Jakarta, and maybe Indonesia. Surrounded by many government offices. Easy to access from everywhere(near Gambir Train Station). You could go to the peak to view Jakarta landscape from top. There are also some pictures about Indonesian history. Because it's open space, it will be hot to visit in the afternoon. Better visit on morning or evening. The souvenir stores now are all available at South. Just be smart to bargain anythings here.
  • Nice place to hang out if you like an outdoor area on the center of Jakarta. It is a Jakarta icon. In the center of Monas area, there is Monas tower. It has gold on top of it. In the old days there are many street vendors that offer many varieties of foods or souvenirs, but because of the new government law, they are disciplined and forbidden now. The government said it is because of aesthetic issue. If you here, it is better to buy snacks or drinks from outside. Inside it has a small stall near the entrance that offer drinks and snacks with high price. Sometimes people with bag are approaching you to offer drink too inside(usually mineral water) and they do it secretly, because it is forbidden by the law. If you come here by night, the beauty is more enhanced because of the lights effect.
  • Great Historical Place and Family Recreation. It has lively dioramas that tells Indonesian history. Of course, a must visit to the top of Monas if you haven't been there. Around the site, the large garden and yard will easily be the place for family picnic.
  • One of well known place in Jakarta, Monas has been a go to place for any visitor or tourist. In the morning you could find people run here and in the weekend this place is so crowded by people who wanted to enter the monument. The field itself is very vast and lack of trees as shades when it's sunny day. Do not come when it's sunny day, it can be very hot there, best time to visit is either morning or evening
  • National Monument or we can called it Monas. We can go to Monas,using Busway, the MRT that Jakarta Government built. We can stop at Gambir busway shelter or Balaikota busway shelter. At Monas, we can study about the history of Indonesia. You can also go to peak of Monas and the Cup of Monas, but be sure you arrive before 3 o'clock PM, because it will close. At Monas peak we can see to all directions of Jakarta. And the sea of Jakarta gulf can seen from these peak.
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