Jakarta may seem like a daunting megacity, but it also has a couple of interesting places that are worth a stopover.
Wander around the Dutch-colonial heritage sites in Kota Tua (Old Jakarta), Glodok (Chinatown) and the historic port of Sunda Kelapa.
Jakarta International Airport is Indonesia’s primary flight hub.
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Jakarta International AirportJakarta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia
Dutch-colonial buildings in Kota Tua (Batavia Old Town)Dutch-colonial buildings in Kota Tua (Batavia Old Town), Jakarta, Indonesia
Sunda Kelapa boatsWooden boats at Sunda Kelapa Harbour, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Maritime MuseumMaritime Museum in Kota Tua (Batavia Old Town), Jakarta, Indonesia
Monas TowerMonas (national monument), in Jakarta, Indonesia
History MuseumHistory Museum at night in Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta Central Business DistrictJalan Thamrin (street) at the Central Business District (CBD), in Jakarta, Indonesia
Istiqlal Mosque main domeMain dome at Masjid Istiqlal (Independence Mosque), in Jakarta, Indonesia
National MuseumNational Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta Cathedral interiorsInteriors of Jakarta Cathedral, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta Little IndiaPasar Baru (Passer Baroe) - Jakarta Little India, in Jakarta, Indonesia
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How to go to Jakarta?
Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is the primary gateway to Jakarta and Indonesia. This airport serves the country’s most extensive flight network.
You can fly direct from most major airports in Asia & Australia including Singapore (1.5 hours), Kuala Lumpur (2 hours, 15 minutes), Bangkok (3.5 hours), Manila (4.5 hours), Sydney (7 hours) & Melbourne (6.5 hours).
Major airlines are AirAsia, Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Nam Air & Sriwijaya Air.
How to find cheap flights to Jakarta?
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What are the best places to visit and top things to do in Jakarta
Visit the sights in Central Jakarta including Monas (National Monument of Indonesia) at Merdeka Square, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral & National Museum of Indonesia.
Walk around historic Jakarta Old Batavia. Explore Fatahillah Square, Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum & Maritime Museum
Wander around Glodok (Chinatown) and go on a food walk in Pasar Baru (Jakarta’s oldest market)
Enjoy the nightlife at Kemang, Skye Bar, Ecobar & Jalan Jaksa
Spend a day at Taman Mini Indonesia, Seaworld Ancol or Ancol Dreamland
Go shopping at Mangga Dua, Blok M, Pasar Ikan and huge malls in Central Jakarta.
Head east to Medan, Lake Toba, Bandah Aceh & Sumatra.
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