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Jakarta Guide

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Best of Jakarta

3 days in Jakarta
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.

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Family-friendly Jakarta

Jakarta for young kids
Jakarta for young kids

While Jakarta doesn't have tons of things for families with kids there are some great theme parks where the kids will have a blast. In particular, Taman Mini Park and Dunia Fantasi are very popular theme parks and are great places forparents with young children.

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Jakarta on a budget

Jakarta for free
Jakarta for free

There are no shortage of free places to stroll, sightsee, and enjoy the history of Jakarta. The old port of Batavia, Jakarta's Chinatown, and the bird market are just a few of the many things you can see for free in Jakarta.

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Insiders' Jakarta

Jakarta off the beaten path
Jakarta off the beaten path

The Sunda Kelapa Port and Old Harbour area are often missed by visitors. This is the home to the worlds last wind powered sailing trade fleet and the harbour itself is busy with trade from the nearby islands. This is the gateway to the Kepulauan Seribu (1000 islands).

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Getaways from Jakarta

Daytrips from Jakarta
Daytrips from Jakarta

Bogor is considered a suburb of Jakarta, but is more like going to a different world. Botanical gardens, huge herds of tiny deer, and the peace and calm that you never find in Jakarta.

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Finding Nature in Jakarta
Finding Nature in Jakarta

Jakarta isn't known for its parks, but Menteng is one of the grassiest, greenest areas in the city. Located in the center of town, the neighborhood is home to Jakarta's most elaborate architecture,...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
When Jakarta Was Batavia
When Jakarta Was Batavia

Welcome to Kota Tua, Jakarta's old city. What used to be the administrative center of not only Jakarta (formerly Batavia) but also the entire Dutch East Indies has lost some of its luster since...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Central Jakarta Cemeteries
Central Jakarta Cemeteries

There are lots of ghosts in Indonesia. You've got "genderuwo," which is your basic evil spirit. You've got "pocong" -- that's a shrouded corpse. You've got "jin," which are floating genies that are...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Chillin' in Cikini
Chillin' in Cikini

Cikini, a pleasant neighborhood of tree-lined streets and walkable sidewalks, is one of Jakarta's major culture centers. Here you'll find performances, exhibitions, art students, and plenty of...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Center of the Center
The Center of the Center

Monas, Merdeka Palace, Freedom Square -- all national icons, all within a short walk of one another in the symbolic center of Jakarta, Indonesia's towering capital city and signature megalopolis. A...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Jakarta in Half Day (cirque, 22 May 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Venture Out in Jakarta (cirque, 21 May 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes

Best Of

Shopping Spree in Jakarta (cirque, 22 Sep 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Best Bargain Places in Jakarta (cirque, 23 May 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 10 Votes

Recent Trip

SHOPPING IN JAKARTA, INDONESIA (MJMSASAN, 27 Apr 2008)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote