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Discover 5 Jakarta’s Cultural Heritage in a Day, Only Here!

11 May 2023
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Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is a bustling metropolis rich in cultural heritage. In this case, you will explore some of Jakarta’s iconic landmarks during the one day tour. As can be seen from ancient temples to modern museums, and an overview of the city’s vibrant culture.

Here are 5 Cultural Heritage that you can explore in a day in Jakarta.

1. National Museum of Indonesia (Cultural Heritage)

National Museum of Indonesia (Cultural Heritage)

The National Museum of Indonesia, also known as the National Museum, is Indonesia’s oldest and largest museum of cultural heritage. Located in Central Jakarta, this museum displays a diverse historical and cultural collection of 140,000 artifacts. In addition, this building was founded in 1778 by the Dutch government. Until now it has various kinds of museum collections in it. To clarify the museum collection includes:

  • Prehistoric artifact
  • Ancient Hindu-Buddhist statue
  • Traditional textiles
  • Ceramics, and
  • Ethnographic objects from various regions in Indonesia.

On the other hand the museum is organized thematically, with galleries dedicated to:

  • History
  • Ethnography
  • Archeology
  • Numismatics, and
  • Indonesian ceramics.

Furthermore, the museum park also displays a replica of Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world.

In addition, the National Museum of Indonesia is open every Monday-Sunday, 08.00 AM-04.00 PM. And closed on major holidays/national holidays. Of course there are also guided tours available for visitors who want to learn about the museum’s collections and history. Most importantly, this museum is a must-visit tourist destination for anyone interested in Indonesian cultural heritage and history.

2. Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque

The Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Indonesia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Located in the center of Jakarta. Built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from the Netherlands. On the other hand, the opening ceremony was attended by President Soekarno in 1978.

To clarify the name of the mosque, “Istiqlal,” means “Independence” in Arabic. In addition, the architecture reflects simplicity and elegance in a modern style. Having Indonesian cultural values ​​such as unity, oneness, and tolerance, as well as religious diversity. So that it is an Indonesian cultural heritage. The mosque was designed by Frederich Silaban, an Indonesian Christian architect. And features a mix of traditional and modern Islamic architectural elements.

The Istiqlal Mosque is open to visitors of all religions and nationalities. Of course guided tours are available for those who wish to learn about the history and architecture of the mosque. This is a must-visit tourist destination for anyone interested in Islamic history, art and architecture in Indonesia.

3. Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral, or Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is a Catholic House of Worship. Located in Central Jakarta. In fact, this church is one of the historical landmarks and cultural heritage in the capital city of Indonesia. Built in 1901.

The church features beautiful and elegant neogothic architecture, with three tall towers rising to the sky. On the other side you can see the beautiful interior, decorated with paintings, statues and intricate ornaments.

Jakarta Cathedral is the center of the Catholic Church in Jakarta. And has been an important place for the city’s Catholics since colonial times. Every Sunday, the church hosts a large mass, which is attended by congregations from all over the city. However, the church offers tours for visitors who want to learn about the history and architecture of the church.

Apart from the Beauty of the Church, you will enjoy a solemn and peaceful religious atmosphere at the Jakarta Cathedral.

4. Old Town (Cultural Heritage)

Old Town (Cultural Heritage)

Jakarta Old Town is a historical area (Cultural Heritage) located in West Jakarta. It used to be called Batavia. Because this area was the center of Dutch colonial trade in Indonesia in the 17th to 19th centuries.

Jakarta’s Old Town features typical Dutch colonial architecture, with old buildings still standing today. There are even several famous landmarks in this area, including:

  • Jakarta History Museum: Exhibits collections relating to the history of Jakarta and the building of the former Batavia city hall.
  • Wayang Museum: Displays a collection of wayang, Indonesian traditional puppets used in the performing arts.
  • Fatahillah Square is the center of the Old City area. So you can take a walk while enjoying the typical atmosphere of this historic area.

Jakarta Old Town is the perfect place to see Indonesian history and culture in physical form. Coupled with the many historical landmarks in this area, visitors can enjoy the beauty of Dutch colonial architecture in Indonesia.

5. Monas National Monument

Monas National Monument

The National Monument or Monas is a historical landmark (Cultural Heritage) located in Central Jakarta. Monas is a 132 meter high tower which was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonialism in 1945. Because it is located in the middle of Merdeka Square. So that it can be seen from almost all corners of the city of Jakarta.

Visitors can take the elevator to the top of Monas to enjoy panoramic views of Jakarta. Results from a height of 115 meters. Furthermore, inside you can see the National History Museum which exhibits historical collections and Indonesian cultural arts.

The National Monument is decorated with 35 kilograms of gold at the top and decorated with reliefs depicting Indonesian history. In addition, it is equipped with beautiful gardens and spectacular fountains.

In fact, this tower is a symbol of independence and national pride for the people of Indonesia. Of course, it is a must-visit tourist destination for anyone visiting Jakarta-Indonesia.


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