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“Symbol of Jakarta” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Monument (MONAS)

National Monument (MONAS)
Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 21 681512
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Ranked #20 of 163 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Texas City, Texas
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“Symbol of Jakarta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This tower presents the symbol of Jakarta.

However, it takes much time to go up because of too many people.

It takes long to get in the elevator.

Visit here earlier enough to take the elevator to go up there. I was disappointed at not being able to watch its good view since it was cloudy.

Visited November 2012
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“2 hours visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This monument is in the center of jakarta accesible by taxi. visit it on a weekday, where is not too busy.
5'000 for go in the basment where is a nice explaination of how indonesia was born. and 10'000 for take the elevator to reach the top.
nice view on the city.
good place in the center of jakarta to be away from cars and busy traffic.

Visited December 2012
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“don't visit during school holiday”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

during Indonesia school holiday (June-July), MONAS will be full with students from Jakarta and other cities. Will be long queing to enter monumen, and very difficult to get chance to go to the top. Often queing to the top more than 3 hours.

Visited July 2012
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“The icon of Jakarta.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

An essential site, probably the only one in Jakarta! It's more impressive than beautiful, but the views from the top are stunning, and it gives you a sense of really being in Jakarta. The downstairs museum is unintentionally hilarious, also.

Visited November 2012
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“Dirty surroundings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Dirty & muddy especially after the rain. A very long queue.

As Indonesia is a very large nation, domestic visitors crowd the area especially during holidays.

Visited November 2012
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