The metropolitan city of Jakarta offers visitors with a huge number of attractions to visit. From plus shopping malls and plazas to theme parks, historic landmarks and museums there is a lot to see and do in the city. A visit to the streets of Old Batavia will take visitors into the history of Jakarta. Regardless of the development every nook and corner in the city has something to tell visitors about the heritage and culture of Indonesia.
The National Monument or the Monas is the main landmark of the city. The Presidential Palace too makes a beautiful place to visit. Jakarta has a wide range of museums, the Jakarta History Museum, Museum Nasional, National Gallery of Indonesia, Textile Museum, Museum Art Mon Décor, Museum Wayang and the National Archieve Museum are just a few to name. For those travelling with families a trip to the theme parks is a must. The Ancol Dream Park has some wonderful attractions. To get an overview of the Indonesian culture, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is an excellent place to visit.
When it comes to shopping in Jakarta, most of the visitors often end up adding extra luggage. There are so many malls and street markets where one can find a wide range of articles to buy. Some of the best places to shop in Jakarta are Plaza Indonesia, Pacific Place Mall, Mangga Dua complex, Tanah Abang, Pasar Baru, etc.
Jakarta is served by the Soekarno Hatta International Airport. The airport is placed around 20 Km from the city center. The best way to get to one’s destination is by requesting the hotel for an airport pickup. Taxis are also available from the airport to the city. Depending on the taxi service and type of car availed, a ride to Central Jakarta can cost anywhere from Rp 70,000 to Rp 120,000. There is also a regular shuttle bus service that travels from the airport to the city. The cost of ticket ranges depending upon the destination.
Jakarta has a plethora of halal restaurants where visitors can dig into local as well as international cuisines. Some of the must visit restaurants in Jakarta are Sate Padang Ajo Ramon, Tamani Kafe Grill, Rumah Makan Garuda, Ikan Bali Jimbaran, Garuda, Lotteria Fatmawati, Baso Afung, Ra cha, Lau Kopitiam, etc.
There are a large number of mosques in Jakarta. Some of the most popular mosques in Jakarta are Cut Mutiah Mosque, Istiqlal Mosque, Al-Azhar Mosque, Al Makmur Mosque of Tanah Abang, Holy Mosque of Kampung Bandan, Sunda Kelapa Mosque, etc.