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

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

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

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Nice view from monumen

Nice view from the top of monas.must see from Jakarta.Historical monumen.you will feel different on top of monumen.

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Robby T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Nice view from the top of monas.must see from Jakarta.Historical monumen.you will feel different on top of monumen.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It is a place everyone should go, just to appreciate the view of this huge city of Jakarta. There's also a museum inside which tells the story of Indonesia. It can interesting for children. Outside of that it's just a tower. Depending on the day and time you visit you will probably have to wait for a while in the... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Could not access MONAS from the MONAS bus stop. Gates locked all around. Some people inside, yet the place seems to have lost its atmosphere without the traders that once circulated around the grounds. So much potential- with green spaces that would be delightful to picnic in.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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202 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016

from monas, you can see the entire jakarta..... it's so high the ticket is also reasonable place has to be visitted if you come to jakarta

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Harrison, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited while in town for a wedding. The grounds were nice but we were unable to go inside the building because it was closed. We were there on a Monday. I'm not sure if they are closed every Monday or if this was a holiday.

Thank joy w
Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Monas is famous for the gold fire-like sculpture on top, and the dioramas inside it about Indonesia history. we can generally split it into 2 section, the park outside, and the monument itself (Monas stands for National Monument ) The park is quite large, with a lot of trees and fountain which can dance :D it will be a good... More 

Thank Danang H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited on recommendation to take in view from top. Arrived at 2 pm to find a c 1 HR queue and, since it was due to close shortly they weren't making any more sales even if I wanted to wait. Took in the underground diarama anyway. Good for potted Indonesian history on an hour. Will probably try again but have... More 

Thank WMA1963
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited Monas once when I was a kid and what inside it impresses me so much. There was a recording of Soekarno reading the proclamation of independence, the Bendera Pusaka sewn by Fatmawati and dioramas of Indonesia's historical events. I finally visited it for the second time when my cousins from NZ came here one or two years ago.... More 

Thank JKusumah
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Interesting to visit. Entrance in the park is only in the north an south side. There is a small market in the south entrance with typical Indonesian food and merchandising. When you are inside, the entrance of the monument is on the north, using an underpass that brings you under the bottom of the monument. In there you can find... More 

Thank Stefano G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Getting to the monument involved a walk through a nearby park taking a shuttle to the monument and then going underground to get to an elevator that took you to the top for an impressive view. The wait was long to board the elevator, and though the view was great it seemed anticlimactic. However standing inline to board the elevator... More 

Thank Angela B

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