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Address: Jln. Silang Monas | Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 681512
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates...

Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.

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Great place but long que to go up

We went there 2 times to go up but both times there were long que's so we just walker around. On sunday really crowded with locals doing aerobics and other sports

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Robinfromholland
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Amman, Jordan
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Jakarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best location on Center Jakarta for: Sport, family fun, recreation People could view deer in the monas park, also joyfull using free shuttle buss to turning around jakarta city.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there 2 times to go up but both times there were long que's so we just walker around. On sunday really crowded with locals doing aerobics and other sports

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Monas is a tremendous place to go, with Indonesian historical dioramas. Badly, the facilities so poor, at noon, with hot condition, make me think twice to go there. And the entrance gate really2 far from parking lot.

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Balikesir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great setting in Jakarta, but be prepared for a long wait of an hour of more to fr each the top of the monument as there is only one lift for both up and down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is so often "taken" by people doing national manifestations or "demonstrations" against the government, but besides that it's a huge park with a lot of green areas, great to walk; if you have chance there's a little museum behind the monument.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to visit if you are visiting Jakarta. The view from the top is a not to be missed and que in before 7 to get the elevator...

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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw the national monument when hiring a private car to see the sights of Jakarta. Traffic in the city was quite busy so we had just a short time to stop and have a look. The monument sits in the rather large Merdeka Square so it is some distance from the square's perimeter to the monument itself.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to know every thing about Indonesia 🇮🇩 History then you should visit this national Monument..

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply HUGE. There is some transport to bring you in front of it. Don't hesitate to take them.... it's huge, and it's so hot in Jakarta.... I decided to walk.... I thought I would die.... impressive place....but take the transport. Also, at the entrance, you have a very nice market that sell plenty of items, souvenirs, clothes,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen the Monas many times while in Jakarta but never from close by. It's centrally located so you pass it often. Maybe next time should go near it.

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