Jakarta Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Jakarta, Java, Indonesia)

Ancol Dreamland photo (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol)The dynamic metropolis of Jakarta is centred on the historic enclave of Batavia, originally developed by Dutch colonialists, and therefore contains plenty in the way of historical tourist attractions. Despite Jakarta's reputation as a centre of Indonesian culture, it is equally a modern travel destination.

Ancol Dreamland is Indonesia's favourite amusement park and this facility attracts tourists from every walk of life, with its broad selection of family-friendly attractions, rides and late-night entertainment. Another modern sight for tourists is the Jakarta Planetarium, blending a collection of museum exhibits with attractions showing off the centre's state-of-the-art technology. Finally, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah provides the perfect venue to tour the entire archipelago without leaving the island of Java.

Picture of waterslides at the Ancol Dreamland (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol)

Ancol Dreamland (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol)

Address: Bay of Jakarta, North Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 6471 0519
Situated opposite Jakarta Bay, this is Indonesia's largest amusement park. The recreation area is divided into four main sectors - Atlantis Water Adventure, Fantasy World, Marina Beach and Sea World. While this is a great stopover for families with children, Ancol Dreamland also has attractions and facilities geared for adults, including nightclubs, massage centres and steam baths.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 14:00 to 21:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge

City centre photograph

Cultural Tours

Address: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 630 8105
One of the best ways for locals to get an introduction to the local tourist scene is to join a guided city cultural tour. Gray Line Tours operate tailor-made tours of Jakarta. These follow several different itineraries designed to take in key attractions related to specific themes including local culture and the area's natural beauty.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Jakarta Planetarium

Address: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 230 5147
This ultra-modern facility is part museum and part planetarium. Onsite exhibits explore the vastness of the universe, and it is even possible to view current footage of the cosmos through twice-daily projections captured with the telescope. The planetarium hosts regular programs that help visitors get a closer perspective on the stars.
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday - 09:30 to 19:00, Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 19:30
Admission: charge

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah image

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Address: Jalan Taman, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 840 1687
Ideal for visitors on a tight schedule, this 295-acre / 120-hectare park ushers guests through a sweeping tour of Indonesia's 27 provinces. The entire complex of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is centred on a peaceful pond, and as you delve into each of the park's districts you will find museums dedicated to the local culture. Provincial architecture and replicated artefacts are also on display.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Ragunan Zoo

Address: Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 780 5280
Komodo dragons are the headlining attraction at this popular zoo, though you will find nearly 300 other animal species on display. The Ragunan Zoo has been in operation for more than 150 years and has established itself as an important breeder of endangered species, including Sumatran tigers and birds of paradise. The zoo's newest addition is its centrally-located primate enclosure.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge