12 Instagrammable places in Jakarta

Kanan Isazade30 November 20202925 views8 min. read
12 Instagrammable places in Jakarta
Indonesia, and that is why people say that Indonesia is like 100 countries in one. There are hundreds of Instagrammable places in Indonesia and one of the most Instagrammable destinations in Jakarta. Considering that many people have a desire to learn about travel to Jakarta Indonesia, we decided to give detailed information about the capital of Indonesia. In this blog, you will discover where is Jakarta, what to do in Jakarta, what are the best places to visit in Jakarta, where to take the most liked Instagram photos, etc. But before moving to the list of the best 12 Instagrammable places in Jakarta, we should answer some basic questions. Where is Jakarta? Jakarta is the largest and capital city of Indonesia, and it is located on the northwest coast of Java at the mouth of the Ciliwung, on Jakarta Bay. Jakarta covers 661,5 square km, and almost 11 million people live in this city. How to travel to Jakarta Indonesia? The best way of travelling to Jakarta is by air, and some of the most reliable airways are Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

1. Betawi Cultural Village

Betawi village is one of the most unique Instagrammable destinations in Jakarta. The settlement covers 289 ha, which is full of cultural heritage. Betawi has kept its original architecture and layout since today. Besides the architecture, you will have a chance to enjoy traditional music and dance performances. Various cultural performances take place between 2-4 pm on Sundays. Also, training of traditional dances, such as Sirih Kuning and Lenggang Nyai, holds every Sunday, Friday, and Wednesday. What is the best time to visit Betawi village? The best time to travel to one of the best places in Jakarta in July, because of the Betawi Cultural Festival. During this festival, you will have a wonderful time in Jakarta while tasting delicious cuisine and watching various ceremonies. Where is Jakarta, Betawi village? Betawi is in Srengseng Sawah.

2. Taman Mini Indonesia

What to do in Jakarta with family? There are plenty of things to do in Jakarta with family, but if you want to enjoy and learn about local culture at the same time, I recommend you to go to TMII. TMII means Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park, and it is located in the eastern part of the city. Here visitors can take many Instagram photos, get priceless facts about the culture, and learn various information about each of the provinces of the country. One of the best places to visit in Jakarta, TMII are museums. Some of them are the Komodo museum, the Asmat museum, a Sports museum, etc. Participate in tours to get more detailed information about the biodiversity and heritage of Jakarta and other cities.

3. Merdeka Square

Another example of the interesting places in Jakarta on our list is Merdeka Square. Merdeka Square is one of the largest public squares in the world and covers 75 ha areas. Residents and tourists call Merdeka one of the best places to visit in Jakarta because it is within walking distance to many tourist spots and it is very peaceful. Everyone can visit Merdeka Square without paying any fee all day long. Where to take the most liked photo on Instagram? The best location to capture the most liked Instagram photos is Indonesia’s National Monument, which is in the centre of the square. Also, there are picnic areas, a musical fountain, and more.

4. Kota Tua

Visit the Kota Tua to travel back in time to the Dutch colonial era. Before Jakarta turned into a modern city with hundreds of skyscrapers, the Dutch colonized this land. Tens of buildings from colonial times make Kota Tua one the most visited Instagrammable locations in the whole of Indonesia. Today, most of those buildings serve visitors as a museum. To have a more exciting time in Jakarta, you can visit the colonial-style museums and art centres in Kota Tua. Some of them are the Wayang Museum, The Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum, etc. After discovering all the Instagrammable places in Kota Tua, you can enjoy your meal in Batavia Cafe. The restaurant dates back to the 1820s, and the cafe serves Dutch and local cuisine.

5. The Grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta

As you know, Indonesia is a Muslim country, and they have a lot of mosques, and The Grand Istiqlal Mosque is the most popular one. The masjid is so big(the biggest in Southeast Asia), and 120000 people can pray at the same time in the mosque. The mosque has tremendous importance for Indonesia because it was built to commemorate independence (the word Istiqlal means liberation). US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former US President Bill Clinton, and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom are some of the notable people who visited one of the holiest places in Jakarta. Further, you can effortlessly reach the mosque, as it is very close to Gambir Train Station.

6. Seaworld Ancol

Seaworld Ancol is a marine aquarium that provides entertainment and education for marine life lovers. It has one chief tank, one shark tank, and several small tanks. The main tank is the largest one in the whole of southeast Asia, and the owners want to make Seaworld Ancol the biggest sea park in the world. One of the interesting places in Jakarta Seaworld is the touch pool. The touch pool allows you to interact with marine creatures. Another reason that makes tourists travel to Jakarta Indonesia, and visit Seaworld Ancol is the Antasena Tunnel that has an 80 meters long corridor with a transparent roof, which will make you feel as if you are inside the water.

7. Jalan Surabaya

Jalan Surabaya is one of the most unique places to visit in Jakarta. This is an excellent spot for taking some Instagram photos and buying souvenirs. On both sides of the street, you will find plenty of cafes, antique and souvenir shops, and restaurants. We can say that tourists love Jalan Surabaya more than locals do. Batik and Salvaged can be an example of the best shops. In these markets, you can purchase accessories from ships, old stamps, coins, wood carvings, etc. Another popular stop in the area is Lian Records, where you can find a tremendous collection of famed Indonesian artists. Probably, you will capture your most liked photo on Instagram in Jalan Surabaya.

8. Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory

Going to Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory should be in the top 10 list of things to do in Jakarta. The Planetarium opened its gates to visitors in 1969. The building has two floors: an exhibition hall on the ground floor and a theatre on the first one. Here visitors can enlarge their knowledge about astronomy, planets, physics uniquely and effectively. Firstly, you can observe celestial objects in the exhibition hall and take Instagram photos, and after that, you can watch videos about the space in the theatre room. I can assure you that it will worth spending time in Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory.

9. Kepulauan Seribu

Travelling to Kepulauan Seribu(a nickname is Thousand Islands) means visiting more than 40 places in Jakarta because it consists of 342 islands. But unfortunately, you will be able to visit only 49 out of 342 islands. Also, two of them are in the national park where you can observe the rich flora and fauna. What to do in Jakarta, Kepulauan Seribu? Many amateur and professional photographers come to Kepulauan Seribu to capture the most liked Instagram photos. Another activity that attracts millions of travellers is diving. Such as on land, in water, Thousand Islands have a rich biodiversity.

10. Ragunan Zoo

Another destination in our list of places to visit in Jakarta is Ragunan Zoo, which has more than 3000 animal species. Besides indigenous animals, you will see animals from various parts of the world, such as tigers, leopards, sun bear, llama, peafowls, hawk eagles, hippopotamus, etc. Moreover, it is one of the oldest zoos in the world. Furthermore, there are many things to do in Jakarta, Ragunan Zoo for children, for instance, joy ride on the train. How much is the entrance fee? It is 0.021 USD for children and 0.28 USD for adults.

11. Gereja Katedral Jakarta

Although Indonesia is a Muslim majority country, they have respect for other religions, too. Roughly 10% of the population is Christian, and there are 61000 churches in Indonesia. One of such places to visit in Jakarta is Gereja Katedral (St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral). The church has a breathtaking neo-gothic style that mesmerizes all visitors. Actually, the original cathedral had burned down, and the present cathedral was opened in 1901. The designer of the cathedral was Father Antonius Dijkmans.

12. Anak Krakatau Nature Reserve

Finally, we reached the last example of interesting places in Jakarta that you must see. One of the best features of the nature reserve is a hiking destination, and the most well-known among them is climbing the volcanic mountain. Besides, there are many various hiking routes and mysteries to explore. That is why it is better to take comfortable sneakers and a lot of water. In conclusion, follow all guides and rules while hiking and climbing in the area because it is forbidden (it can be dangerous) to walk in some areas.

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