National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

3.6
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) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jakarta journey planning app .
Create an itinerary including National Monument (MONAS)
map
Places to stay near National Monument (MONAS)
National Monument (MONAS) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
3,323 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Visited the Jakarta tourism day. We through the underpass from the tower. Are perfect underground and exhibited the history of Indonesia in order to know the history of Jakarta roughly. Saturday was, came to climb the tower is on the ground, so avoid the queues. I gave up because, without any sign of forward at all but wanted to try climbing it is waste of time. We recommend you come during the week or early in the morning to go to climb the tower.
    View original
  • One of the jakarta city mascot, with a long and lucrative building is tall and has a pukuhan kilos of gold on it. For the weekend at night we can see the dancing water fountain. Attractions that are very suitable for families
    View original
  • It feels less valid if go to Jakarta without visiting this place, if public holidays buy tickets the entry should be lining up long ...
    View original
Google
  • National Monument is the Landmark of Indonesia. People comes here to rest and have a picnic. We can also go up to the top of Monument and watch diorama inside, even listening to the speech of our first President, Mr Sukarno. For school grades this is a nice place for study tour. Beautiful place!
  • Nice open space spot in Jakarta... The monument it self is in pretty good condition with such a nice museum inside and great views of the city in top level room of this monument... It is a nice place to do exercise or some jogging at the weekend...
  • it is a struggle to get inside especially in holiday season. after parking the car, we have to walk quite far to get inside (and get the entrance ticket). people whom can get to the top of monument are limited. wall sculpture is good but has no explanation. museum under the building is good but many people sit and eat at the museum so i don't feel comfortable at there
  • Mobility for the ticket entrance need to be more organized, because there're only one gate that open. Peoples were picnic inside museum (even sleep), children sliding over the sloping wall without security to warned them. But the canteen area is better now and well organized.
  • Most of the gated were closed.... Only one gate open.. Was feeling thirsty but no place to drink or buy water inside.. Very dark inside.. Only few lights were on.. I think it is only open at day time.. Next time will try to go during na day time.. Although very clean... Calm and zero pollution....

Plan your trip to Jakarta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to National Monument (MONAS) by other users

3 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Java BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Jakarta & Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bali, Jakarta & Bandung BY A USER FROM INDIA May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans