5 Fascinating Places to Visit In Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta. Photo by Bayu Syaits on Unsplash

Delve into the heart of the Indonesien capital with these five interesting destinations.  You can explore the history, culture, and natural beauty of this vibrant region.  

National Museum 

This is not only the first ever museum established in Southeast Asia, but it is also the largest.  Located in Merdeka square, this cultural center features exhibitions on the region’s history, art, archaeology, and religion.  

Chinatown (Glodok)  

Explore traditional Chinese wet markets and food stands in Jakarta’s chinatown district.  The area has seen generations of Chinese settlement from the 1500s to the present.

Dharma Bhakti Temple 

The oldest Confucian temple in Jakarta, the Dharma Bakti Temple has been the locus of religious ceremonies , worship, and Chinese traditions for centuries.  

Jakarta Old Town 

Known locally as “little Amsterdam”, Jakarta’s old town sports a skyline of Dutch colonial architecture.  Formerly the seat of Dutch government in the region, today the area has a peaceful, traditional atmosphere with a calm canal running through it.  

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Sunda Kelapa Harbour

This is the oldest port in Jakarta.  In its heyday, this port was the center of Dutch shipping, from which they controlled the spice trade of the whole region.  The harbour is still in use today by local fishermen who use traditional Phinisi wooden boats.