As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta has been known as the busiest city in terms of traffic and population.  To some travelers, Jakarta may consider a place less visited, but ignoring its busyness; there can be so many cool things to do in Jakarta.  At Wonderful Indonesia, we will open your eyes more about Jakarta being one of the places in Indonesia you should visit and explore.  If you log into our website at, we will guide your way around Jakarta.  In addition, we recommend three of the most popular places to go and will be discussed much further.

With so many optional things to do in Jakarta, let’s start with The National Monument or as the “Jakartanians” call it “Monas”.  The National Monument is the city’s icon located in the Central city of Jakarta that is open daily to public from 8 am to 3 pm.  With its 132 m or 433 ft tall tower, Monas was built in 1961 to honor the fight to win for Indonesian independence.  The very top of the tower lies a flame shaped carving which is covered with bronze coating as a sign of “The Flame of Independence”, according to the Indonesian government.  About 17 m underneath the flame is the observation deck where an elevator can take you there.

A second place for your list of things to do in Jakarta is the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) which briefly means the “Beautiful Miniature Park of Indonesia”.  This miniature park contains all of Indonesia’s cultural aspects and the variety of the traditions of its people in the many islands existed.  To make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations, the park is equipped with other recreational activities such as museums, cable cars tour, lake, gardens and many more.  There is also a recreational park for children to enjoy.  Yes, TMII is just like the Universal Studios and Disneyland of Indonesia.

A third destination to put on your list of things to do in Jakarta is Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) meaning Fantasy World.  Dufan is one of the largest amusement parks in Indonesia with thrilling roller coasters as well safe kiddy rides for you to spend a whole day of leisure with your family and friends.  Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm, events such as live music concerts and night parades will be held on schedule. To find out more of the schedules and ticket prices of Dufan, please scroll into our Wonderful Indonesia website.  More information regarding Jakarta and tours around the city will be available online.