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What to do in Jakarta
Jakarta is Indonesia’s capital city, and it’s filled with incredible attractions, natural sights, amazing shopping districts, and friendly locals. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the top destinations in the world.
Start your trip and see the National Monument of Indonesia – Monas. Stop by the National History Museum and the National Gallery too. Take photos of the grand Istiqal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral.
Surround yourself with nature at Suropati and Lembang Parks. Don’t forget to stop by the incredible Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in your trip, so you can experience the life and culture of the whole country in one place.
Have a blast at Ancol Dreamland’s Dunia Fantasi amusement park. Spend some time with the kids at the Atlantis Water Adventure theme park, Ocean Dream Samudra, the beaches, and more. End your exciting day by watching the sunset from one of the cafes in Ancol. Craving for some tasty treats? Take your wallet for a Jakarta food trip next.
Take a piece of Jakarta back home and go shopping at Central Park Jakarta, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Gandaria City, and the massive Mal Taman Anggrek. Get a more authentic shopping experience at Ancol Art Market, Rawabening Gemstone Market, and the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market. Pack along a good Bahasa Indonesia phrasebook to help you get a great bargain and help you for the rest of your trip too.
Make the most of your trip to the city with travel tips and ideas from this Jakarta travel guide.
When to visit Jakarta
The best time to visit Jakarta for great weather is during high season from June to September. Many travellers also travel to Jakarta during the wet and low season from October to April, when it’s the best time for diving and white water rafting. Score cheaper airfare when you book flights for August, October, or November, when it’s the cheapest time to fly to Jakarta.
What fantastic news! You and other Australians can fly to Indonesia and travel to Jakarta visa-free for up to 30 days. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you fly back to Australia. Just check out Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Jakarta
From Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, you can reach the city centre by taxi, coach, or transfers by your hotel. Explore Jakarta by train, bus, bajaj (motorized tricycles), ojek (motorcycle taxis), taxi, and ride sharing apps like Uber. A good tip is to write down the address of your accommodation and destinations to help you when riding a taxi.
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