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Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Ancol-Jakarta

Jakarta is loaded with tourist attractions, and there are lots to do and see here, even if you are here for a day or a week. Apart from food and fun, there are shopping malls and back streets for nightlife. There are endless recreational facilities for families with kids.

 Jakarta has plenty of options for lodgings and resorts. However, Aston Marina Ancol provides a unique experience with top facilities and services and the comfort and space of residences.

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Ancol Dreamland

Located on the north side of the city, the huge recreation park can make every moment fulfilled for you. Open 24-hours; there are beaches, water parks, aquarium and more amusement parks. Fly through the jungle on the ropes course or head towards the concerts, and bars to enjoy. Explore the Sea World and the Carnival Beach that are just a short walk from each other. The main aquarium and the shark aquarium are the major attractions within Sea World. There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy good meals.

National Monument, National Museum and National Gallery

National Monument stands in the center of Merdeka Square and is must visit for every tourist. It was constructed under President Sukarno’s directions and symbolizes the fight for Indonesia. Do visit the National Gallery of Indonesia that is a blend of museum and art gallery. Learn about the culture, history and visual arts of Jakarta and admire the local arts. National Museum of Indonesia is a historical, ethnological, archeological geographical museum and is well known as Elephant Building. Get acquainted with Indonesia’s history and culture here.

Pasar Baru

Walk down the memory lane as you go through a nostalgic experience in Pasar Baru. This is one of the famous as well as rare streets of Jakarta that t is pedestrian friendly. Meet the locals and see several family-run businesses selling clothes and watches. Browse vintage fashions here such as dresses, belts, shirts, and jackets. Try authentic local Indonesian food. However, if you are looking for high-end shopping, then head for Plaza Indonesia, Blok M, Mangga Dua, and Pasar Ikan malls.

Pekan Raya Jakarta

Also referred to as Jakarta Fair in simple English language, Pekan Raya Jakarta is held annually and comprises of shopping, music performances, amusement rides, various shows and food festival. The fair celebrates the anniversary of Jakarta, and one gets to see a wide range of crafts and food items from all across the country. Enjoy specialty food items and choose from traditional handmade arts and crafts.  You also get to see live entertainment, music, dance and cultural performances.

Jakarta Nightlife

Jakarta is a huge city and is famous for its fascinating nightlife. There are endless choices of clubs and bar. Explore plenty of cafes and the clubbing scene where you will come across younger and dynamic crowds. Ecobar is one of the favorite to party in Jakarta, or one can head for the famous traveler street Jalan Jaksa to come across a wide range of bars, clubs, and café.


  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

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