Top Choice Museum in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Museum Nasional

The National Museum, built in 1862, is the best of its kind in Indonesia and an essential visit. The enormous collection begins around an open courtyard stacked with magnificent millennia old statuary including a co…
Buddhist Temple in Kota & Glodok

Jin De Yuan

This large Chinese Buddhist temple compound dates from 1755 and is one of the most important in the city. The main structure has an unusual roof crowned by two dragons eating pearls, while the interior is richly atm…
Museum in Kota & Glodok

Museum Bank Indonesia

One of the nation's best, this museum is dedicated to the history of Indonesia from a loosely financial perspective, in a grand, expertly restored, neoclassical former bank headquarters that dates from the early 20t…
Church in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Gereja Katerdral Jakarta

The Catholic Cathedral has twin spires and was built in 1901 to replace an earlier church.
Bridge in Kota & Glodok

Chicken Market Bridge

At the northern end of Kali Besar is the last remaining Dutch drawbridge, the Chicken Market Bridge, which dates from the 17th century.
Amusement Park in Jakarta

Dunia Fantasi

This fun park must have raised eyebrows at the Disney legal department. Spectacular rides here include the Halilintar twisted roller-coaster, the Niagra flume and a Ferris wheel. The park gets very crowded on weeken…
Church in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Emanuel Church

Just west of Gedung Pancasila along Jl Pejambon is the Emanuel Church, another classic building dating from 1893.
Historic Building in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Gedung Pancasila

Gedung Pancasila is an imposing neoclassical building built in 1830 as the Dutch army commander’s residence. It later became the meeting hall of the Volksraad (People’s Council), but is best known as the place where…
Church in Kota & Glodok

Gereja Sion

Dating from 1695, this is the oldest remaining church in Jakarta. Also known as Gereja Portugis (Portuguese Church), it was built just outside the old city walls for slaves captured from Portuguese trading ports. Th…
Museum in Kota & Glodok

Museum Sejarah Jakarta

Also known as Museum Kesejarahan Jakarta, the Jakarta History Museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, a stately Dutch colonial structure that was once the epicentre of an empire. This bell-towered building…