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Things to do in Jakarta

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Activities in Jakarta

The top 19 attractions in Jakarta

Temples in Jakarta
Mendut Temple
Mendut Candi is a ninth century Buddhist temple, older than that of Borobudur. In this pyramidal structure there are three impressive statues carved in stone. Its architecture , like the roof,is square, it has many steps at the entrance and the roof is pyramidal in layers, there are stupas on it. It is situated in the village of the same name, with souvenir shops along the roadside.
Volcanoes in Jakarta
Mount Ijen
Excursion to Ljen Area, arriving at the base camp Paltuding, barefoot men cross us loaded with 70 kg of sulfur from sulfide mines from the volcanic lake. You can also view local plantations where rice is grown.
Temples in Jakarta
Sewu Temple
To visit the temple of 'Candi Sewu,' we went on the little train in Prambanan. Candi Sewu is a Buddhist temple undergoing restoration, so there were stones everywhere and bamboo scaffolding around some of the structures. The temple was built in the year 850 and originally consisted of a central temple surrounded by various small temples. It's absolutely, breath-takingly quiet. This 9th century Hindu temple wasbuilt by the Sanjava dynasty (the resort was damaged by the earthquake in 2006).
Temples in Jakarta
Ceto Temple
Candi Ceto Hindu Temple was constructed in the 15th century on the slopes of Mount Lawu, with sculptures similar to the temple Sukuh, but with an architectural structure superimposed. Candi Sukuh The temple is situated at 910 meters above sea level on the hills of Mount Lawu surrounded by amazing views. Its pyramidal shape makes it look very similar to the Mayan temples that one can find in Central America. It has stone sculptures representing phallic symbols as well.
Historical Monuments in Jakarta
Shopping Malls in Jakarta
Central Jakarta: several shopping centres such as Grand Indonesia or Plaza Senayan, where you can easily spend hours and hours (they are open all day, from about 9 in the morning until 11 at night). Restaurants, shops from all over the world...
Streets in Jakarta
Old Jakarta
The government provide free shuttle to other historic site nearby.
Bus Stations in Jakarta
Of Cultural Interest in Jakarta
Jaya Pub
The Jaya Pub is located in the center of Jakarta, in the Jaya building. It was a meeting place for expatriates but has now changed a bit. It is a place for good drinks and great music from the '70s. I used to enjoy this place, with good cold beer and cocktails. You can also eat steak or sausage etc. The music is live and they always have a good band. It is open from 6pm until 1am on weekdays and until 3am on weekends. There is also a "happy hour", but I do not remember what time it is.
Of Touristic Interest in Jakarta
Lakes in Jakarta
Pluit Reservoir
Pluit reservoir was once rundown but has now become beautiful after revitalization turned it into a city park and a recreation place for all.
Stadiums in Jakarta
Roads in Jakarta
Theme Parks in Jakarta
Bars in Jakarta
Pisa Cafe
I always spend lots of time in this cocktail bar or music pub when I'm in Jakarta (Indonesia). There is good music, and there's is a "Happy Hour" every night 6-10pm during which when you pay for each drink, they give you another. The service is competent and friendly. Pisa Café, is on Jl (street) Mahakam in the Blok M district to the south of the town.
Bars in Jakarta
Pitstop Bar & Lounge
The Pitstop is a live-music bar in the basement of the Hotel Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta and is a good place to spend the night (5 stars). Title this experience "good memories of this place", because in my younger days, back in the '70s, I had great times there (pretty girls). Great music, super-cold beer, great atmosphere, and really great service. This place is opposite the Jaya Pub, so you can get a beer here, and another there.
Markets in Jakarta
Of Cultural Interest in Jakarta
They held many various interesting events which is open for public and free. You can have your quality time with your friends here while enjoying the event.
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The best things to do in Jakarta

Planning a trip and looking for stuff to do in Jakarta? There is no limit to the things to do in Jakarta, whether it be visiting important monuments, snacking in quaint markets, or lounging around the beaches of the region.

Monas National Monument is located in the centre of Merdeka Square in the Gambir neighborhood and is often recommended as one of the best places to visit in Jakarta. The centre of the city also offers many Jakarta attractions. Don't miss a visit to the Catholic Cathedral, a large building completed in 1901 and located in one of the main arteries of the city, or the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia. It has a capacity of about 120,000 people and is a fantastic example of the range of exciting attractions in Jakarta.

Ragunan Zoo is one of the funnest Jakarta activities and is also home to one of the most coveted city views of Jakarta. The excursion to Kepulauan Seribu Islands is also high on the list of things to see in Jakarta. It is an archipelago of 110 islands belonging to the capital region, a precious place where the ecology plays a very important role in the life of the locals.

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