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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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beautiful tower in the Center of Jakarta!

People called it Monas, it a must visit palace to do quick study of the Indonesia's historic independence struggle. The dioramas inside the Cawan are extensive and well... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

People called it Monas, it a must visit palace to do quick study of the Indonesia's historic independence struggle. The dioramas inside the Cawan are extensive and well maintained. However lack of signage on how to enter Monas is really confusing, even for Indonesian native. The 45 minutes queue to the top is quite annoying but its worth the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The 132 meters tall monument was the highlight for me to choose to travel to Jakarta. From the top of MONAS I can see the whole city of Jakarta. It was really awesome experience for me. If you want to get to the top of MONAS, you need to pay about Rs15000 entrance fee. I consider it is cheap. Really... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The National Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Nasional, abbreviated Monas) is a 132 m (433ft) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Soekarno. Monas was opened to the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The MONAS is situated at the park where you can see local's activity and there's flee market nearby MONAS.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The day we decided to go to the top was hot and windless. We had to wait for 40 minuets before taking to small cramped lift to the top. Jakarta in the smog did not look appealing from on high and the viewing area is enclosed in a cage which makes the experience more claustrophobic instead of feeling on top... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

not much to say but I like to go there for a walk and see the people of Jakarta in activity there. Of course pictures is good there. I recommend to take a ride with the horse for something different go there early morning to avoid too many people.

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Bakov nad Jizerou, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Since Jakarta don't provide sooo many attractive sights this is one of those which are worth of a visit. The best way is to take a private guided tour, which is affordable and you can see all the major attractions with an explanation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The national monument looks quite impressive from the ground, but thats it. If you want to have a good view over Jakarta, you should go for one of the several rooftop bars. Be prepared to stay in queue for 1-3 hours, depending which day and time you come there. The lift only takes up to 10 people and there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

National Momument or "Monas", as they call in Indonesia, is located in Jakarta. I went there at night because you can see it with different changing lights. It is definitely a worthy trip. There are also flee market nearby (Lenggang Jakarta).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Worth seeing but beware of the heat in the huge open square. Didn’t go up the tower as queue was far too long at 8.30am (!) but enjoyed the view from the north of the square with the skyscrapers of the main CBD in the background. Free access to the park and you can get in at each corner of... 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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