What are you thinking about Jakarta? Even you are haven’t visited Jakarta yet. Of course, you can find all about Jakarta on Internet. You will get anything there. Maybe in your mind Jakarta always jam or the high rise building that same as you see on tv or from other people stories who is ever comes to Jakarta.

In fact, that’s right. But you only hear about the bad things, you need to know more about this city. Then as you know, Jakarta is one of the biggest city in Asia. Behind that all, Jakarta is a beautiful city that have so many popular tourist attractions. Not only popular in Jakarta but also in Indonesia even in the World. Therefore, it’s time to make a plans and visit Jakarta for your next holiday. So here, for your knowledge let’s we find out Where is Jakarta?

Jakarta or Special Capital Region of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta) is the capital of Indonesia and also as the largest city in Indonesia. From the history, Jakarta have the others names like Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta, then Batavia. All those name was given during colonial times and world wars.

DKI Jakarta is located in Java Island, at the northwest coast of Java Island (known as Jakarta Bay). There, Ciliwung river divides Jakarta into two parts. The east and south side of Jakarta is border with West Java. And the west side is border with Banten Province.

As the central of activities in Indonesia, such as economics, business, culture and politics, Jakarta have an area about 661,52 km2 with a population of 10.199.700 as of 2016. Jakarta Metropolitan Area (Jabodetabek) is the biggest metropolitan in Southeast Asia, with population about 30 million based on census 2010 (or the biggest in the world after Tokyo).
Birthday of Jakarta is on 22 June, 1527 (490 years). And usually there are some event be held to celebrate Jakarta’s birthday. For example, Jakarta Fair.

Jakarta is so unique. Because besides as the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta is the only one city with level status like a province. It has five administrative cities and one administrative regency :

  1. North Jakarta
  2. West Jakarta
  3. South Jakarta
  4. East Jakarta
  5. Central Jakarta
  6. Thousand Islands

Then, how about any cities around Jakarta?

All cities near Jakarta

If you are in Jakarta and have more times, it doesn’t matter for you to visit this places :

1. Bandung

Yes, so many interested place for your destination in Bandung. And don’t worry, because Cipularang Toll Road makes your trip faster and easier according to which the transportation that you want, own vehicle, public transportation or travel car. You can also use train from Gambir Train Station or Pasar Senen Station.

Floating Markets, Farm House Lembang, Gedung Sate, Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, Patenggang Lake, Stone Garden and Djuanda Forest Park are the example of many popular tourist attractions in Bandung.

Have a plane to visit Bandung, check this article.

2. Bogor

It’s a one of favourite Jakarta people for their weekend. Why not? From Jakarta you can go to Bogor only for 1-2 hours drive according to street situation or you can use KRL Commuter Line for an hours which will stop at Bogor Station. So, Bogor is a good place even you only have a day for vacation.

Rain City is a nickname for Bogor, because of it has very high rainfall so this city has a cool weather. Puncak, Bogor Botanical Gardens, Bogor Palace and Taman Safari are the places that you must visit if you are in Bogor.

3. Banten

Do you know Anyer beach? Yes, this beach is located in Banten. Banten is a good destination if you like to spend your time at the beach. There are some beautiful beach like Sawarna, Tanjung Lesung and Labuan Beach which can be your place to relax your mind.

3. Cirebon

You can go to Cirebon for about 3 hours drive. Any transportation are provide for you, even there is a plane that can take you to go to Cirebon.

In Cirebon you can visit Sunyaragi Cave, Kejawanan Beach, Keraton Kesepuhan, Great Mosque of Cirebon and other popular destination which as good as with other cities arounds Jakarta.

Don’t forget to taste Cirebon typical foods too.

Now, comeback to Jakarta! How many tourist attraction in Jakarta that you know?

How many tourist attraction in Jakarta

1. National Monument

Have you ever visit this place? It’s not only an icon of Jakarta, but also an icon of Indonesia, because it’s built for respect and appreciate the struggle of Indonesia for independent.

Location : Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
(021) 3822255

Or click link below :

2. Monas Dancing Fountain

This fountain is located at Monas area. Decorated by colorful of lights, it will dance accompanied by music about nationality or folk songs theme.

The show will be held every Saturday and Sunday night which is divided in 2 sessions :
First session : 7.30 pm
Second session : 8.30 pm
The duration of the show is 30 minutes and don’t forget it’s a FREE guys, you don’t need to buy a ticket. It’s a public show 😊

Location : RT.5/RW.2, Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110

Link for detail : https://goo.gl/maps/ePSb72Kybux

3. Tanah Abang Textile Markets

Are you ready for shopping? Yes, get it. This market is located at Tanah Abang street, Gambir Subdistrict. You can buy everything with a cheap price there, moreover if you buy something in a big amounts, you will get a lower price than before. It’s really.

Location : Jl. Ps. Tanah Abang
Kp. Bali, Tanahabang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta

Or click link :

4. Jakarta Aquarium

If you don’t have much time in Jakarta you can visit Neo Soho Mall, West Jakarta. Because there is a Jakarta Aquarium, a giant aquarium indoor. Yes, you can see many of terrestrial and aquatic animals there. So, if you are tired for shopping, you can go to Jakarta Aquarium for recreation.

Location : Neo SOHO Floor LG 101 – LGM 101, Jalan Letjen S. Parman No.28, RT.3/RW.5, Tj. Duren Sel., Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470
(021) 1500212

Click this link for detail :

5. Taman Prasasti Museum

Enjoy the historical tour with a different sensations. Dark, quite, and sad are the atmosphere that you can feel there.

Location : Jl. Tanah Abang I No.1, RT.11/RW.8, Petojo Sel., Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10160
(021) 3854060
Click link below for map :

6. More attraction ?

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.List of some place for your visit in Jakarta :

  1. Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park
  2. The Old Town
  3. Istiqlal Mosque
  4. The Catholic Catedral
  5. National Museum of Indonesia
  6. Ancol Beach
  7. Ancol Dreamland
  8. Ancol Fauna Land

And, many more of interesting places that can you visit in Jakarta.

Then, how to come to Jakarta?

How to come to Jakarta

It’s easy friends. Now is a modern era, there are so many transportation for you to come in Jakarta.

For you that stay arounds Jakarta, you can go to Jakarta by land. Own car, train or other public transportation can be your options. Even, some areas have a departure schedule of plane to Jakarta. All of that is according to your needs.

If you are from other island in Indonesia. You can go by land, air, and sea. It’s according to from where you will go.

The same like domestic tourist, for you travelers who are foreigns. For example, if you are from Europe, America or the other countries you can come to Jakarta by using airplane. There are so many airline brands for International flights.

In Jakarta there are 2 international airports ; Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport according to the airplane brands and the schedule.

How The Habit of Jakarta People?

Habbit of Jakarta people

Yes, the nickname of Jakarta is ‘A Never Sleep City’. It’s because of Jakarta People already to habit on doing their activity any hour, even at midnight. So, don’t be shock if you see some cafe or restaurant that opens for 24-hours. And of course, there is still many people that hanging out there.

They also known as an individualist people, maybe because of they are so busy, either for working or schooling. So, it’s not a weird thing if you don’t know about who is your neighbors. But, there is no harm to change that habit, right? Smile each other and say Hi, are the simple things to change it.

And Now, Let’s Go To Looking For Hotel

Hotel Room at Jakarta

We are really recommended if you are looking for a budget hotel, so you can use the money for other needs. But, don’t forget about location and service from the hotel to make whatever your plans in Jakarta will be easier.

Central Jakarta is a good area, because it will easy for you to go to anywhere you want. And with a strategic location, it’s not hard for you to find transportation.

Beside of easy to get transportation, free shuttle car service from hotel is the best. Moreover, if that free shuttle can take you to some popular destination like Tanah Abang or National Monumen.

It’s one important things that the hotel must have 24-hours service. So you can call the staff hotel anytime for helping you.

Then, restaurant. Every hotel have an restaurant. But, you need hotel with a 24-hours service. So, anytime you feel hungry, just go to restaurant and enjoy their food. Oh yes one more, we hope you will find a restaurant hotel that will present a fresh food and No-MSG.

So many more information about Jakarta, but we hope from this article we can help you to know where is Jakarta. And, don’t forget to get a butdget hotel with a full of service like a recommendation above. So that, your plans in Jakarta will be fun.

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