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Address: Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 681512
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates...
Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
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You can be for a walk or cycling.

Just Beside Gambir Train Station. Nice walk at evening. Cycling in the Park, and Parking area can see horse pushcart.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

MONAS ( abbreviation of Monumen Nasional, Indonesian language ).that means National Monument, a great creation of Indonesia's founding father, who also the first President of the republic of Indonesia, Mr. SOEKARNO, which become an icon of Jakarta, the capital city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just Beside Gambir Train Station. Nice walk at evening. Cycling in the Park, and Parking area can see horse pushcart.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cheap to visit, particularly if you take a student card. The museum inside it is semi decent, covers a brief overview of Java history. The view from the top isn't worth it-very smoggy and no signs informing you what the buildings are. Long wait for the elevator, even when not peak season. Drinks are available for purchase insude

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an nice structure in the middle of Jakarta City in Indonesia. This is the National Monument of the country. Being a structural engineer, I had a different perspective of looking at it in addition to a traveller's outlook. We had spent about an hour at this location during our City tour of Jakarta and was able to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is one of Indonesian icon.If you are interested with the history of the country,then visiting this place is a must.Bring a long a hat,water and sunscreen given that it can be very hot for you.Should you wish to view Jakarta from the top of MONAS,avoid public holidays and weekends unless you don't mind to stand in the line for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one of those, just because it's sounds great doesn't mean it worth going to see things. I suggest that you appreciate it from afar as up close its not as impressive an experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

dont go on weekends, it can be super crowded. Go in the afternoon when it is a bit chill Take the lift to go up so you can see a panoramic view of the city Theres nothing unique about it to be honest, and you can see it from afar

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just like any city landmark...tall, slim and wide based. We didn't stop as we make our turn. It's in the heart of Jakarta City.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Sorry for my title but I m going to be honest and share my ordeal. This place is super huge, just by looking at the picture you can't imagine how big it is but I didn't really find many tourist around this area rather more Indonesia people maybe from other parts of the country trying to enjoy their monument. To... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been in so many towers all over the world and this is one of the worst. Not just because it's not really high but because the city is SO POLLUTED that u can't see anything. JUST SMOG EVERYWHERE. Even the closest buildings are not clearly visible. Same situation during the night. Go there just because it's really really... More 

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Address: Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 681512
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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