National Monument (MONAS)

National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta: Hours, Address, National Monument (MONAS) Reviews: 4/5

National Monument (MONAS)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
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1-2 hours
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Samuel Tan
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The entrance to the main structure is kinda difficult to find, to get into the monument you’ll have to find the main entrance and ticketing area which is on the northern side of the huge park. After getting your ticket you’ll have to walk through a underground tunnel which leads you directly to the monument.

Entrance fee is very affordable at only rp30k on top of that you’ll also get a transport card (equivalent to the Opal card in Sydney, Ez-Link card in Singapore or Oyster card in London), the cost of the card is included in entrance fee. If you choose to visit the top of the monument, you’ll be given a ‘queue card’ then proceed to level 2 of the monument and wait for your alphanumeric code to be called to board the elevator to the top.

If you happen to visit it during the day it’s advisable to apply your sunscreen before visiting. Bring along an umbrella as well, there isn’t many sheltered area in the park, so when it rains the nearest shelter could be a 5 mins run away.

Level 1 of the monument is a huge hall with timeline of the national’s progress. Level 2 is a waiting area and viewing area (this is where you’ll board the elevators to the top). View from the top is amazing, you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of Jakarta.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ivo Carneiro De Sousa
Macau, China146 contributions
Nov 2019
In the center of Merdeka (means freedom) square, one can visit the impressive Monas monument celebrating the independence of Indonesia from Dutch colonial rule. The memorial is more than 100 meters high and ends up in a deck from which we have an exciting bird view of the vast metropolis. Unfortunately, the deck is not always open, the elevator is tight, and only a few tens of people can fulfill the visit. We didn't find clear information on the timetable visits. The monument also displays in the interior am exhibition with a summary of the History of Indonesia and flashes on the country 34 provinces. Monas is naturally a nationalist monument as is most nation-states; therefore, it has a propaganda flavor and celebrates national memory, not a sound historical perspective.
Written March 12, 2020
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Wayne
Chinatown, Singapore3 contributions
Aug 2019
The weather was so hot and when I visited a national monument. There were an underground museum and tunnel, it was pretty cool to see, especially so many cute kids were visiting. Therefore, I did see whole jakarta from top of this construction. It was pretty nice. Also, you can rent a bike, hanging around square.
Written May 17, 2020
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Claudya A
Jakarta, Indonesia20 contributions
Nov 2019
You can take elevator and go up to its peak, but it's really not that high and the view is not that great. I don't recommend you to go inside. You can go to other skycrapers' restaurant if you want to get a good birdeye view of the town. However, in the morning especially on Sunday, do jog around and take picture of yourself with MONAS on the background. It's fun.
Written February 3, 2020
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Jan R
Jakarta, Indonesia22 contributions
Oct 2019
THE symbol of Independence of Indonesia is a big tower, you can go inside to visit and go to the top, but beware, can be very busy in weekends. A lot of info about the fight for independence and a big area for having a walk and eat something. They now (march 2020) are improving the area with new trhees, etc.i
Written March 22, 2020
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muzzi h
Cape Town Central, South Africa219 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Impressive National Monument symbolising Indonesia's independence from Dutch rule. Set in a beautiful green city lung. Great to see it visited by so any local people - definitely not just a "tourist stop". Next time I am in Jakarta, I will definitely go up at night.
Written February 20, 2020
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,608 contributions
Dec 2019
Massive grounds surround this concrete behemoth with the goblet at the top. The street up to the monument is closed off to cars, so there is a bit of a walk to get to the monument. The actual ticket office for the monument is located across the street and below ground. We walked down and under to the ticket window below ground. Not a long line and once at the window decided to the combo ticket to the top. It was at this time we were informed the wait would be more than a two hour wait time. After hearing this, we opted to pass on visiting this monument.
Written February 2, 2020
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines7,605 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is the major landmark of Jakarta. It is a must visit for first timers to the city’s capital. In its complex are many food stalls and souvenir shops . A shuttle service plies the route to the monument a little closer. We were ill advised by the tour guide to go up the elevator. But we were brought to a place underneath showing various dioramas of the country’s history . Don’t miss this one .
Written February 7, 2020
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Neal P
Bozeman, United States16 contributions
Nov 2019
We met a Indonesian English teacher while touring the historic district and he took us to the National Monument. I'm not sure we would have made it all the way in without his help, besides the entrance just getting through the line to get the tickets was a small adventure. It was very busy when we were there with school children. Overall somewhat interesting.
Written February 3, 2020
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mat yusof m
Sungai Petani, Malaysia26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Suitable for couple or group to walk around for leasure. Have a free train ride to move around. Also have stalls or foid hawkers for tourist to take refreshment and relax.

Beside there have souvenirs shop also such as t.shirt, key chain etc
Written February 11, 2020
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