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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 77 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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Bali, Indonesia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 attraction reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Kunming, China
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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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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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this area while in Jakarta. The area is clean and easy to get to. There are areas to shop and get a bit nearby. Unfortunately, I went on the weekend and the wait to get to the top was over an hour. If you plan to get to the top, you may need to plan for a long... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good place for family or friends visit. Its offers one of beauty side of Jakarta if you wanna hunting some photos, esspecially for the night view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing memorable about a visit to Monas. Crowded, hot and dirty is the reward for visiting on a weekend or during a holiday period. Do it if it is on your list but do not expect anything inspiring or wondrous.

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