We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Monument (MONAS)

Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
(021) 681512
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #19 of 67 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
Write a Review

442 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    61
    165
    173
    38
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
jakarta
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

its in central jakarta. its a museum at underground, and at the top you can see jakarta city. please do not forget to bring your hat/umbrella/sunglasses cause its an open area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlantis
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Never ever seen so much garbage at a leisure/attraction site in my life. Seriously, the people should be ashamed of this, it truly is a disgrace!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

About as good as any national monument anywhere in the world. Maybe better than some because you can go up to the top and see out into Jakarta city which is much better than looking out at a bunch of nothing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What make this monument different from the other is HIS history behind the development. Not every body in Indonesia know the exact background of the MONAS. So this monument is a must visit place. Happy travelling

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good experience to introduced our national history to my family, but long queue when going up cause of the capacity of the Lift. - bring your big drink and snack and keep clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Jakarta morning city attraction, there is a national museum formely known as museum gajah which another must visit place in jakarta

Was this review helpful? Yes
Qawra, Malta
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Jakarta in general, is not easy to get around. Believe me, I lived there for a year and a half. Jakarta is not like most neighbouring south East Asian cities. Locals go on about monas and that one should visit it, but it's not all that. Well, if it were kept in a better condition than its in now, it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I went to see this beautiful monument in March 2014. Firstly I did not realize it was a huge monument until i saw it so closer and secondly I never thought there is a observation deck at the top of the tower! I would say this is a must see when you are in Jakarta as there is not much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

10 minutes walking distance from JUANDA station, National Monument (MONAS) located at centre of Lapangan Merdeka(Freedom Square).From the observation deck of the tower view of Jakarta city excellent. Area of freedom square is big. Can find many food and souvenir stall there. Couple of small football ground also there and one park next to the freedom square. On holidays freedom... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
94 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This monument is absolutely huge and gorgeous! I very much enjoyed my time here as well as strolling in the parks surrounding the monument. I was here on a Sunday, and many families were visiting and having lunch in the park. There are a lot of vendors selling all sorts of souvenirs and other items. This a great location to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Monument (MONAS) also viewed

 

Been to National Monument (MONAS)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage National Monument (MONAS), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing