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3 days in Jakarta

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3 days in Jakarta
A tour of the best things to do in a weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia. This tour includes monuments, museums, and a fair bit of walking. You will also be taking the tram, so be ready to get into the thick of it.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
National Museum
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National Museum

In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fatahillah Square
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Fatahillah Square

Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of Jakarta located in Kotas. During Dutch Colonial times in the 16th century, this was the heart of the walled city. Home to attractions such as the Jakarta History Museum and many colonial buildings, this area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum Bank Indonesia
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Museum Bank Indonesia

Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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National Monument (MONAS)
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National Monument (MONAS)

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

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Sunda Kelapa
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Sunda Kelapa

Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Jakarta Old Town
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Jakarta Old Town

This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Istiqlal Mosque
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Istiqlal Mosque

Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Flea Market at Jalan Surabaya
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Flea Market at Jalan Surabaya

The Jalan Surabaya market is the place to find antiques, rare finds, and other oddities.

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Jakarta Bay
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Jakarta Bay

The free portions of Jakarta bay are dirty and messy, but if you are willing to pay there are some lovely places to enjoy the breeze and the sea view

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari)
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Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari)

These former Dutch East Indies warehouses contain objects related to seafaring and the spice trade.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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