We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Monument (MONAS)

Jl. Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 681512
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 77.50*
and up
Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch
More Info
USD 61.30*
and up
Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“merdeka square” (31 reviews)
“large park” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Write a ReviewReviews (3,120)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,543 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The National Monument is quite grand. It towers above it all in that part of Jakarta. The park is also very vast which makes the monument look even bigger. Its design captures both masculinity and femininity.

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really beautiful at night time plus there is so much street foods at here and surprisingly are very cheap. Really love amd recommend this place!

Thank Awesometraveller1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a cheap place to do picnic with family. Monas also can achieved by train. If we doesn't want to pay for a visit, we just can gather with family under the big tree in its park. But if you want to see...More

Thank yuliayulijo
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Monas monument is one of the better-known attractions in Jakarta. There is a large open area around the monument that can be used for all kinds of activities. You will not be able to miss this Jakarta Icon, it is simply too big to...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Boring place, nothing to do, as a white woman feels like everyone is watching at you. Full of local tourist groups. Very dirty after tourist groups leave

Thank Jane29876
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument was intended as a monument for national identity for all Indonesian, where everybody can walk enjoy the park like the Central park. Since last Nov this park has been the place for stinky political activity. So avoid this place for now.

Thank wangp
Reviewed 1 week ago

It sure is an impressive sight from outside, but the National Monument is not tourist-ready, so avoid. First, long lines to enter, under burning sun or neverending rain. Then, an amazingly complicated ticket sistem by which you must get first a debit card, then charge...More

Thank alfcr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this place twice for rallies and it was Big rally more than 7.5 million moslem gather here at December 2nd 2016 and December 2nd 2017 It’s called 212 Movement And none of them walk on the grass.

Thank Alayn1807
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This iconic place is one of must see attraction if you visit Jakarta. Located at the very heart of Central Jakarta, National Monument (Monas) offer historical and a 360 view of Jakarta from the top. You can reach this location by bus (Trans Jakarta) or...More

Thank mahard2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sukarno's Last Erection lives up to the name - the towering flame pillar is a must-see in the quick stop of Jakarta. It's similar to the Washington monument and other obelisks - but with old empirical music playing from speakers, a massive park, and a...More

Thank Griff T
Nearby Restaurants
Dapur Babah Elite
238 reviews
.59 km away
Happy Day Restaurant
147 reviews
.82 km away
Bruschetta Italian Restaurant
63 reviews
.84 km away
Bakmi GM
23 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jakarta Cathedral
971 reviews
.81 km away
National Museum
1,326 reviews
.68 km away
Gambir Train Station
691 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
25 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Zulfarudiani K
1 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Idam007 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Monas open: Tue - Sun 08.00 am - 4.00 pm then for night: tue - thu: 7 - 10 pm fri - sun: 7 - 00 pm