Old Batavia (Kota) and Sunda Kelapa Port
- Do you want to go for a taste of Jakarta’s rich history? Kota will be a good choice for you when visiting Jakarta. This old town is located around Fatahillah Square. There are several good museums here as well as the incredible Café Batavia.
- A short hop from Kota brings you to Sunda Kelapa, where dozens of old wooden sailing schooners can still be seen loading and offloading goods from around the country. Well worth the trip, especially if you’re into boats or photography.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park – usually just called Ancol)
Ancol, pronounced ‘an-chol’ – This is where thousands of Indonesian go for entertainment. This place is suitable for who prefer to look for family activities with the huge complex on the North coast of the city. Ancol includes an excellent water park, a Sea World, hotels, a beach, lots of restaurants and food stalls. “DuFan” – Fantasy World – is a theme park, with a rickety roller-coaster and lots of smaller rides. It’s packed at the weekends, and queuing an hour in the midday sun for a mediocre 32-second roller-coaster might not be everyone’s idea of a great weekend.
- If you are tired with the busy traffic in city’s center and wish to enjoy fresh air, Bogor is one of the best options. Bogor is a large town around one hour from the center of Jakarta. The most popular and distinct feature about Bogor is its elevation. It’s much higher up than Jakarta, which results in a mild, comfortable climate. As a result, it’s another popular place for Jakartans escape from the tiring lives on weekends.
- Botanical Gardens is the most popular and fantastic attraction. Established in 1817, it is a lovely place which includes all kinds of flower. If you are lucky, you will have chance to view one of the largest flowers in the world “The stinking Rafflesia”, in bloom
If you are looking for interesting activities for your kids, you shouldn’t ignore Kidzania. Situated in Pacific Place Mall in Jakarta, this is a role playing indoor theme park. Children are offered to work at over 70 professions to become a doctor, pilot or a baker for one day. There are two sessions during the day: 9 a.m to 2p.m and 3p.m to 8p.m.
Tea Walking can be your favorite activity if you prefer to join a friendly environmental movement in Jakarta. It takes about one and a half hour for driving to south of the city. This destination is located between Bandung and Bogor in the mountainous area. It is the best time for you to avoid the hustle in city.
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