National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

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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 housesĀ 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Monas bisa dikatakan sebagai titik nol Jakarta. Biasanya orang yang baru pertama kali datang ke Jakarta menyempatkan datang ke Monas. Lucunya masih banyak orang Jakarta yang belum pernah masuk dan nai...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a historical monument commemorating Indonesia's independence. You can ride up to the top to see the city views but the lines are very long and can take 2 hours of waiting in line in the sun.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The place to see the wide scene of Jakarta and some historical knowledge of Indonesia if you go inside the Monas monument.  more »
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  • September 5, 2017
    So Much better than the last time I came. No more smelly pool and everything is just getting better.
  • August 18, 2017
    Indonesia's landmark! Clean and neat! You can do your morning exercise (jogging, playing basketball, and many else) in here. Have a parking lot near food centre. They provide public car to go around at Monas area.
  • August 5, 2017
    A nice place to see. The museum below the monument showing the history of Indonesia's very interesting and nice to go through. A good way to kill a couple hours
  • August 13, 2017
    This 132m tall monument was opened to public in 1975. It is located in the centre of Merdeka Square. Formerly there are many stalls around it that obstructed its beauty. Of late all stalls are cleared and all restaurants are placed in one corner. If you come on a public holiday the waiting time for the elevator may reach 3 hours. From the top of the monument you can see Jakarta but haze will prevent you from having good visibility. So come here on normal day after a shower. Everything is clear. There is a museum in this monument. However the lighting is poor. Before reaching the top there is a large verandah (open space) where you can relax and get fresh air.
  • August 19, 2017
    Iconic Indonesia's building. Look the beautiful scenery of Jakarta from the top. And you can also just jogging or cycling with family and friends in this area.

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