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Jakarta

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3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
1 hour 40 minutes from Denpasar by plane
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Jakarta

Marine Faure Seasoned Traveller
48 written opinions

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, and one of the biggest megacities in the world.

My suggestion:

Try to find accommodation slightly out of the centre if you want to really relax...

My review

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.

Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

Indonesian capital, located on Java island.

My suggestion:
Go and admire Sunda Kelapa port's old ships.
My review

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.