It is a must to visit the capital city of certain country when you visit it for holiday. Visiting the capital city gives something different compared to natural areas. One of interesting capital cities to visit is Jakarta. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. So, what you can expect from this capital city?
Visiting the Icon of Jakarta
When you are visiting Jakarta, it is a must to go to Monas or the National Monument. It is not an ordinary national monument. Inside this monument there is a museum. You can go there and learn about the history of Indonesia. You are served by the dioramas which tell you about the history of Indonesia before the Independence Day. Monas is located in the central of Jakarta and tourists are welcome to the Monas daily from 08.00am up to 15.00pm. It is better to go there before sunset so everything will be clearly seen.
Visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or TMII
If you have a chance to visit the eastern part of Jakarta, just spend your time to enjoy TMII or Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. This is the place where you can learn about the Indonesian culture. You just need to take a walk and start to learn from the miniatures there. To get different point of view, you can also test your adrenaline by riding the cable car. Actually, this is the best and fast way to learn and explore Indonesia before directly visiting each of the areas.
Visiting Ancol Beach
The capital city of Indonesia also has popular beach known as Ancol. Waiting for the sunset is worth here but sometimes this beach is too crowded especially in the holiday season. While exploring the Ancol Beach, you can also take a rest for awhile and enjoy the foods and drinks served by cafes there. The location of Ancol Beach is close to Dufan.
Visiting Dufan (Dunia Fantasy)
Just like the name of the area, Dufan offers you anything you can’t find out there. You can try various types of vehicles such as rainbow wheels, dragon, giant swing, and many more. There area also various interesting attractions there. It seems that you are visiting Disneyland if you go to Dufan in Jakarta.
Visiting the Largest Mosque and Cathedral
Jakarta is the place of the largest Mosque and Cathedral. For Muslim, you can go to Istiqlal Mosque and for Christian you can go to the Catholic Cathedral. Both of them are the largest religious places in Indonesia and located on Jakarta. As the largest buildings, Istiqlal Mosque and the Catholic Cathedral offer beautiful architecture. It can be said that the buildings are the symbol of the tolerance and harmony in Indonesia.
There are many more interesting holiday destinations in Jakarta. But, you also have to deal with the traffic jam. You can explore the different side of Jakarta by using public transportation such as buses, taxi, train, or any kind of local public transportation. If it is not, just take a walk so you can really catch the unique side of Jakarta.