National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

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Built to celebrate the nation's independence, National Monument (MONAS) towers over central Jakarta and serves as the city's principal landmark. Considered one of the architectural extravagances of Sukarno, Indonesia's first president, this 130 m (425 ft) monument features a sculpted flame on the top, decorated with over 30 kg (70 lb) of gold foil. Built of Italian marble, the soaring tower houses a history museum at its base, where you can see over 50 dioramas narrating the country's struggle for independence. Head to the observation deck for sweeping views of the city from a height of almost 120 m (400 ft). Put National Monument (MONAS) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jakarta journey planning app .
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  • A place that provides a lot of knowledge about THE development of INDONESIA from ancient times until now and at the peak of Monas we can see the city of Jakarta from various sides
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  • Nice place to know a brief history of Indonesia. Good place to walk around the park. Bring hat and water to keep hydrated when strolling around in noon  more »
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  • Great place to see the view of the city when you go to the top. The ticket place is no where near the monument, but the bus pick up area in the opposite site of the monument which is not far. You go from the underground floor to reach into the monument area. The price is not that expensive, so worth to try. Underground, there are displays of Indonesia history, when you go up by the elevator, you can see the view. It close at 5 or 6 pm, so if you want to go to the top, you should come earlier to buy the ticket, there are many people esp, holiday or weekend.
  • Great place to hangout for a day. Museum there has models depicting all Indonesian history very well. The only negative point is waiting time to go up the monument in the lift. It takes 2-5 hrs for your turn. I would suggest you first go and book your slot for lift as soon as you buy the ticket and the spend time in the museum gallery during waiting.
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