National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

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Built to celebrate the nation's independence, National Monument (MONAS) towers over central Jakarta and serves as the city's principal landmark. Considered one of the architectural extravagances of Sukarno, Indonesia's first president, this 130 m (425 ft) monument features a sculpted flame on the top, decorated with over 30 kg (70 lb) of gold foil. Built of Italian marble, the soaring tower houses a history museum at its base, where you can see over 50 dioramas narrating the country's struggle for independence. Head to the observation deck for sweeping views of the city from a height of almost 120 m (400 ft). Put National Monument (MONAS) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jakarta journey planning app .
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  • Just like the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy or the Petronas towers in Malaysia, the NATIONAL MONUMENT was the building which has attraction for tourists in the country and abroad. It is located adjacent to the accounts other cool (in the heart of the city) will feel the sagat menabjukan when she visited him.
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  • The National monument is another must see place in Jakarta. It is very easily accessible and a delight to see. Recommended for tours and people of all age groups  more »
  • Do not admit to ever to Jakarta if it had never gone to the monument, the beauty of the lights at night and cool night breezes could reduce his fatigue after a long day of work.
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  • Wow.. Good fun and Great views!! You get to see the view of Jakarta city. I've been here several times, but this is the first time to rise to the top, with my parents. Come in the morning to avoid the queues. When you visit Jakarta, this place should definitely be on your list of things to see.
  • The best place for you who need refreshing your mind, this place usually for jogging every morning, the environment is so friendly, so green yet so hot, because you know you are in jakarta. This place good for family vacation, sport, photography, or the other event. You need to come and visit this national monument, this place is greatly awesome.
  • The most iconic place in Jakarta. You haven't come to Jakarta if you don't see this monument. If you don't have problems with altitude, you can go up to the highest floor to enjoy the view of Jakarta. They close on Monday but the area is possible to be visited at any time
  • The pride of all Indonesians for fighting for independence. I dilute the Indonesian government for educating their people by having a pictorial museum on the lower level. And if u r lucky, u may be able to witness the opening of the golden door which has a hidden golden frame face and contains the declaration of independence signed by the first Indonesian president. Also, u can view the city of Jakarta from the top level by using lift from the back entrance. Notice on the tip of the monument with the shape of frame is plated with 50kg of pure gold😘😘😘
  • It's been a while since the last visit here and decided to watch the super blood blue moon here last January. The district govt should expose this area more esp. for night visit because the place is so bright with shot lights everywhere, nice area for late run exercise as well. You can have a small picnic or gather with friends there.
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