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National Monument (MONAS)

Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 021 681512
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As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #21 of 75 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Bangkok
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our 'cultural' expedition to visit MONAS was a disaster... Yes it was hot, but there had been a festival the day prior and the grounds were COVERED in rubbish, rotting smelling rubbish, it had also rained so the ground was sludge... We took a quick pick and left as quickly as we could.... Not a success with the kids Im... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Read some of the reviews and tourist sites for Jakarta, and thought this would be a good place to take out of town visitors and 2 kids on a weekend evening for the light show on the water fountain. But the fountain is broken, and depending on who you ask it has been broken for 3 years, several months or... More

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Kuching
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

went to tugu monas with jakarta tourist bus. it stopped right infront of the entrance. have to walk a bit thru the park to get to the tower. entrance to the tower is situated opposite the tower itself, one floor down. with ticket price of Rp15,000 u can go to the top of the tower and have 360 view of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is something that everybody must try visit, there have varies type of night market(something like downtown), you find horse ride. It's just a few minutes walk from my hotel(maxonehotel@sabang).

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Mumbai
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There are few things in Jakarta to see and this monument is one of them , do go early { in the morning to avoid long q`s , At its base, the Monas houses a museum of Indonesian history and a meditation hall that displays an authentic copy of the declaration of Indonesian independence read out by Sukarno upon their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Monas is a big and proud monument in the middle of a park in the centre of Jakarta. as many 'post WW2 monuments' in Indonesie, it tells the proud story about Indonesia and about a country freeing itself from oppression. Don't expect a high tech museum, because it is a bit old-fashioned and pedantic, but it is a proud... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I can`t enjoy my visit at Friday evening. I went to the Monas to shot some night-pichtures from it. The pictures itself are wonderfull. But one big dislike i, that the greenfields are patterned with garbage and plastic bags. The people sitting aorund the Monas, trying to sell food and pollute the place, because they don t use the containers... More

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoy the view at night. still many street vendor around the monument. eat traditional food "kerak telor" ( must try )

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very good place, special attraction those man in the form of statues ....nice t8 get a pic clicked with them.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the monument as it was lovely to mix with all the locals enjoying this vast public space in an otherwise chaotic city. Buy a coke from a street vendor and watch the world go by.

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