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55 Best Jakarta Attractions Every Tourist Must See

The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, is found on the island of Java. A sprawling city, with a population of over 9 million people, the city is most often seen as an access point to other places in Indonesia. It is considered to be a shopping mecca by visitors, with many shopping malls around the city. However, there is more to Jakarta than may be first envisioned, with the architecture, cuisine of many cultures and the historical sectors found at the Old Town and Old Port.

Kid Friendly Attractions in Jakarta

This city is home to Ancol Dreamland, (also known as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol) a huge combination Theme Park that features Fantasy World, Atlantis Water Adventure and Ocean Dream Samudra. Rides are varied and you must expect to spend more than a single day here to get the best from the attraction. There are also two other water themed parks, where kids just love the fun, water and sun, at Waterbom Jakarta and Snowbay Waterpark

Shopping Centres in Jakarta

Shopping is a pastime that keeps many visitors entertained and there is much on offer in Jakarta. Some of the finest shopping opportunities can be found at the Baywalk Mall or take a look at the Grand Indonesian Mall

Popular Museums in Jakarta

A totally fascinating place to visit is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, the beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park, where an entire square kilometre of entertainment offers an insight into Indonesia itself. Another place that is an inspiration to visit is the Museum of National Awakening, which is dedicated to the history of the area.

Top Island Getaways in Jakarta

The gateway to a Thousand Islands, the Ancol Marina, on Jakarta’s waterfront, opens the way to many beautiful places to visit, such as Pari Island, Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer, Sepa, and Pelangi to name just a few. With a string of 108 islands, many of which are in private hands, there are still many places open for visitors, and offering activities such as snorkelling with much beauty to offer a tourist.

Historical Cultural Attractions in Jakarta

Kota Tua, the Old Town of Jakarta, once called Batavia, is a place to see colonial buildings of the Dutch settlers, while Jakarta embraces its Chinese culture at Glodok, the local Chinatown. Great food is available here. Another place of interest is the Old Port of Sunda Kelapa, where you can see the traditional wooden schooners.

55 Most Popular Attractions in Jakarta

1. Baywalk Mall

  • Free
  • (021) 2962 8000
  • Baywalk Mall, Pluit, North Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 5

2. Mangga Dua Square

  • Free
  • 62 21 62313000
  • Mangga Dua Square, Ancol, North Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 5

3. SnowBay Waterpark

  • RP140.000-RP180.000
  • 62 21 87783530
  • SnowBay Waterpark TMII, Pinang Ranti, East Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-6pm
  • 2

4. KidZania Jakarta

  • From 50,000-180,000 Rp
  • 62 21 5154888
  • KidZania Jakarta, Senayan, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mon-Thur 9am-4pm; Thur-Sun 9am-8pm
  • 3

5. Ancol Dreamland

  • Varies on the package
  • 62 21 29222222
  • Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, North Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-6pm
  • 8

6. Tamini Square

  • Free
  • 62 21 8416789
  • Tamini Square, Pinang Ranti, East Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm

7. Grand Indonesia Mall

  • Free
  • 62 21 23580001
  • Grand Indonesia, Kebon Melati, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 5

8. Kuningan City Mall

  • Free
  • 62.21 5790 5555
  • Kuningan City Mall, Karet Kuningan, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 1

9. Museum Wayang

  • 5000Rp
  • 62 21 692 9560
  • Museum Wayang, Pinangsia, West Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tues-Sun 9am-3pm
  • 2

10. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

  • Rp 9,000
  • 62 21 87792078
  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ceger, East Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 7am-10pm
  • 13

11. Galeri Nasional Indonesia

  • Free
  • (021) 34833954
  • Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur, Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tues-Sun 9am-4pm
  • 1

12. Air Cawan Spa

  • Varies on the treatment
  • 62 21 75909448
  • Air Cawan Rejuvenation Day Spa Cilandak, Jalan Taman Pendidikan, West Cilandak, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-7pm

13. Alun Alun Indonesia

  • Free
  • 62 21 23580890
  • Alun Alun Bandung, Balonggede, Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 2

14. Museum Kebaharian Jakarta

  • Adult 5,000 Rp
  • 62 (0) 21 669 3406
  • Museum Kebaharian Jakarta, Jalan Pasar Ikan, Penjaringan, North Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tues-Sun 8am-4pm
  • 2

15. Taman Budaya Sentul

  • Varies from 280.000Rp-380.000 Rp
  • 021-87961579
  • Taman Budaya Sentul City, Sumur Batu, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-4:30pm
  • 1

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