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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 #22 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

when i arrived , i saw trash everywhere , souvenir seller in almost every corner also under a tree. no security (only a view security in entrance gate and they look bored or tired) . some local kids also rent a mini motor bike and speeding around the area, so annoying and not save. the queue to get inside monas... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This national monument is set in at the centre in a large square of a park which is about 1 square mile . No private cars or bicycles are allowed in so you have to walk through one of the eight iron gates to reach the entrance which is hidden off to the side. The fee is 15,000 (£0.80). The... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

it is the historical plus famous icon of Jakarta city. you can get to the highest floor and view the city right from the heart of the city.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

i visit this when i was a little for a study tour. We can see view the city from up here....It's nice though....:)

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

this monument is Jakarta's city landmark, but pity...super unprganised rubbish in all places unbehave people/visitors horses' poops smell everywhere be careful with criminals, especially pickpocket

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Jakarta, Indonesia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

but this is Jakarta, where there is little to visit as a tourist, and so a big phallus symbol in the middle of an open space is one of the few attractions Jakarta has. It must be said that the monument has in the first place a symbolic importance as it was build as a symbol for Indonesia's Independence. However... More

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Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This monument is a nice structure in a really large parkland (for Jakarta). My issue with this attraction is it could be so much more. Other than walking and seeing the monument and some statues, there is not much more you can really do. The park area is below average at best. If you don't get to see this attraction,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our 'cultural' expedition to visit MONAS was a disaster... Yes it was hot, but there had been a festival the day prior and the grounds were COVERED in rubbish, rotting smelling rubbish, it had also rained so the ground was sludge... We took a quick pick and left as quickly as we could.... Not a success with the kids Im... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Read some of the reviews and tourist sites for Jakarta, and thought this would be a good place to take out of town visitors and 2 kids on a weekend evening for the light show on the water fountain. But the fountain is broken, and depending on who you ask it has been broken for 3 years, several months or... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

went to tugu monas with jakarta tourist bus. it stopped right infront of the entrance. have to walk a bit thru the park to get to the tower. entrance to the tower is situated opposite the tower itself, one floor down. with ticket price of Rp15,000 u can go to the top of the tower and have 360 view of... More

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