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Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 681512
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a good place to see the monument, with good park, cold AC inside the building its now alot better than in 90's hehehe

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mercy73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As others have pointed out, getting into the monument is a counter-intuitive challenge (accessible via one poorly signposted underground entrance away from the monument) and it is often busy. As a result I didn't try and get in, so just wandered around the extensive grounds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank df86
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Icon of Jakarta City, great for picture shot taking. The top of the monument is made by 24K gold. You can go inside the monument and going to the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yudis79
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tower is huge and there is a beautiful museum at its base. The que to go on top of this can be very long but you can definitely spend 1-2 hours in the museum which shows the history of Indonesia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jacky_Bhagat
Reviewed 6 days ago

With the lengthy line of history, this National Monument (MONAS) is one that must visit place. Nearby the Istiklal Grand Mosque and Santa Maria Citadel. You can climb up and see the view of Jakarta city from above. Food court arena also available offering variety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arifo85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and nice park which you could sees students of all range are playing, rehearsing for their activities which is a pleasure to be seen in compare where i came from. Souvenirs and food stall are around the area for you to taste local foods...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KenYap55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is in the center of City. There are food stalls, local garment vendors. The monument is great attraction. You can climb the monument and have the view of whole city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History telling is taken to a new height. Dispersed across two floors, you will witness the building of a nation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ManasR99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining ☔️ when I was there at night! But the monument had still be seen far and away! Lift to go up to the top have snaking queues,so gave up waiting! Nice to know about Indonesian culture at Museum! At night,Monas can turn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sienloong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were unaware you could go inside the monument, after looking for the entrance for 10 minutes, we realised the entrance was opposite it and in order to get inside you had to go underground. We paid only for a ticket to the 2nd floor,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Asif S
May 29, 2018|
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Response from wijay2017 | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the morning, and we had a very short time to see the place. At the time there were lots school children and they were very interested taking photos with me as i was wearing sari and also they were interested in... More
October 27, 2016|
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Response from markos_prawira | Reviewed this property |
actually all gates are open but only 1 open for vehicle, so it's for parking area for the gates very close to gambir is always close this gate is the one which facing into US embassy but all other 3 gates are always open... More
October 25, 2016|
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Response from WallyNNoni29Jan16 | Reviewed this property |
If you wait for the little transportation bus they have when you enter; it will take you directly to where you have to enter. Great place to go to see and read about Indonesian history and it's struggle for independence.