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“Independence has a price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Monument (MONAS)

National Monument (MONAS)
Jl. Silang Monas | New Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 021 681512
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Ranked #20 of 75 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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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
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“Independence has a price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A reminder of Indonesian history, big parks around, just beside the president Secretariat. The top of the tower is designed as showing the flames, which is 48kg gold plated. It shows the love of the great the people who liberated this country from the westerns invaders.

Visited August 2013
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Pune, India
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“Nice view from the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Its amazing to see so much open space in the midst of a city. The monument is located at the centre of the Merdeka Square and is a good place to visit. There is a museum at the base below the monument which has miniature representations of important moments in Indonesia's history. The entrance to the MONAS is rather confusing. The view from the top (have to pay extra for the same) is nice. You get to see the main landmarks nearby from a unique angle.

Visited August 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Large collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very extensive collection, gives an excellent overview of Indonesia and it's past. You can easily spend 2-3 hours there.

Visited July 2013
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“gold topping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

the taxi driver told us that the topping of the MONAS is solid gold although i could not verify it. the monument is an outstanding structure and gold topping or not it is a great landmark in jakarta

Visited August 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“green spot in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

short trip to monas but its a worthwhile. a great city view from here with a clear sky. purchase t-shirts and monas keychain as souvenir is a must here. must bring hat, sunscreen and a lot of drinking water to avoid the heat around the park. there also a museum at the base of the tower.

Visited August 2013
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