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National Monument (MONAS)

Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 021 681512
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Ranked #21 of 78 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.
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The views are great. The smells are not good as at some spots. There are people selling souvernirs and food items at the entrance. No fees to enter the park. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The landmark of Jakarta situated in Merdeka Square.The entrance to the "Monas" is through a underground passage not visible from the ground and hence confusing to tourists.A nominal entrance fee is charged to visit the top of the Monas by a lift.The view of Jakarta from the top of Monas i9s amazing and worth the visit.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Monas is a good place to visit. At monas we can see trought City of Jakarta from 433ft on the top of Monument. At the base of this monument we can see any miniatur of Indonesia Struggle to get freedom, there is not of my favorit place. Outside the monument be found a large garden, there is nice place to... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

visited this place with several other guests. the place is so-so but the history made me amazed by how the independence was achieved.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The place is quite large but was not looking so attractive from outside. There is not much to see inside the park. It is very hot in the day time.

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81 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you're a walking tourist like me then this is a must stop as you circle this area including the National Museum, istiqlial Mosque and the Cathedral.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This monument is crowded with lots of visitors and street Hawkers. We took quick snapshot and left as we found nothing special. However, with good management and cleaning, it might worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went on a weekend and it was real crowded and hot. Nothing amazing here. Skip it unless you are Indonesian and have a strong interest in national history. Then it has more significance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I walked to the national monument. But except for a tower, there is nothing to mention. The gardens surrounding the place are green and beautiful. In the evening people come for walks, cycling and family time. A lot of street vendors are selling all sorts of food and drink just outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Is it a myth or true? The flame part on top of the MONAS was told built using gold and going by current gold rate it was said it could cover the national debt...

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