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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
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Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates...

Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.

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Large square, rather unimpressive, too much touting

The place is huge but not much to see, the monument is big but not very impressive in architecture and style. Place is very clean and people where very friendly as most visitiors... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Europe
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is huge but not much to see, the monument is big but not very impressive in architecture and style. Place is very clean and people where very friendly as most visitiors are from Indonesia. You can relax a bit from the busy streets of Jakarta. Inside you can have a fresh coconut (dont forget to bargain, first offer... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing to show pride than to build something tall and erect, and the MONAS is no exception, albeit an ordinary one. The gold-plated bronze flame at the top is as gaudy as something you see in Las Vegas. The elevator to the top was broken when we visited, but there was no announcement or information whatsoever. We walked... More 

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Thank AugustoMonteverdi
Malaysia
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76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its relatively a big park, lots of walking and a good climb to the top. view unmatched n a must for kids. you'll kill at least 2 hrs or less here. 4/10

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Thank Terry R
India
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279 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a place all tourists go to. Quite nice to see Monas up close and see the Ramayana in scripted on the walls. But don't try going up, the queue is killing.

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Thank frend09
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Monas is great place to spend a day with your family or friends. Its a huge place with lot of vendors, people from everywhere and sometimes there is stage performance.

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Thank Mustapha S
Kuala Lumpur
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw this many time since was young and finally there. Thought its small but huge area. well arrange tour when you are here. bird eye view to enjoy Central Jakarta from Monas. walking distance to few museum nearby and other tourist attractions. Need cap on day visit its hot here.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is really interesting to see Indonesian people describe their national history. There are several scenes of wood on display which describe the major events in becoming an independent nation. There is a tour to the top of the tower, but waiting line was 4 hours so we skipped it.

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Thank Dirk v
Jakarta, Indonesia
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89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you come to Jakarta then visiting this monument is a must. You can see Jakarta's view from above. Btw they closed on Monday, and please come early in the morning as there was only one elevator so the ques was quite a home work :P

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Thank Ceritaeka
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived and got lost but we eventually made our way to the museum located underground, the museum had displays of lots of important events in Indonesia, and some of the displays were quite cool and interesting. However, the museum was a bit dark and we didn't get to go to the top since the elevator is in maintenance. We... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice experience to see monument of jakarta and walking around, there are couple of interesting places around as well.

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