- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
Try to find accommodation slightly out of the centre if you want to really relax...
People, noise, pollution, traffic in all meanings of the word, dirt, smells, one thing is certain: you have to work hard to withstand Jakarta, but it's a stage to include in your Indonesian itinerary.
It's one of the biggest megacities in the world, and the biggest in South East Asia, so if you're looking for rest, move on! I was quite tired when I arrived in the capital and I left from there exhausted.
During the day, even the simple task of walking in the streets, avoiding cars, bikes and pedestrians, will take a large amount of energy. In the evening, with the huge number of cool bars and clubs, I got the impression that this city never slept.
The Indonesian National Museum is to be seen, as well as the mosque and the puppet theatre.
Monstrous, teeming, stifling and fascinating Jakarta! Here you are in the most densely populated urban area of Southeast Asia. What pollution, what a crowd, what noise! Jakarta can quickly drive you mad, or on the contrary make you fall under its inexplicable spell.
Even so, there is hardly anything aesthetically pleasing or special to visit in this city. Apart from its countless markets that you get lost in while finding everything and its many in restaurants from all over the world.
During a trip to Indonesia , most travellers arrive at Jakarta airport and switch planes or are in transit on their way to Indonesia's other more exotic islands and destinations. Nevertheless, Jakarta deserves for you to linger in it for a day or two to feel the specific atmosphere of modern day Asia, of tomorrow's world.