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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 2 days ago

Came here on a hot day and didn’t spend too long. The monument looks great, but the signs which point to the entrance to it are very confusing, with many of them seeming to contradict one another, so we didn’t even bother.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WayneKelso
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The National Monument lends itself easily to photography, along with people watching. It can be a popular location, so beat to visit during weekdays. Free entry for all.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PhotographerCraig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Monument (Monas) is a 132 m tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Nowadays, peoples more doing outside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this recreation park consists of green lawn and shady trees, coconut trees, palm trees ,tropical bush flowers and monas national monument in the middle.it's also rental bikes at budget price for cycling around .it's good place for avoiding heat of the midday.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place surrounded with trees , so you can relax ,take pictures and kids can run. There are a lot of souvenirs around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maryna V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The central point around which central Jakarta seems to have been planned, you will pass by this several times

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's beautiful at night. The surrounding is clean and well kept. Conveniently located and very accessible by busway. It's very humid on hot days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RinZu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monas is the area where Indonesia celebrates their independence from the Netherlands. The area around the monument is nice and clean and there is an option to go inside the monument itself. It’ll give you a view on Jakarta. Unfortunately on my second visit, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bwefar8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have a clear overview of Jakarta. Its not really a must to do but when you are around its defenitly worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 250marinusm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place. Clean and well maintained. Panaromic View of whole jakarta from. Opening of the tower gate should have been earlier than 18:30 pm.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.