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Jakarta Travel Guide – 5 Tourist Attractions and Where to Eat

The most populous place in Indonesia, Jakarta is a pulsating city full of cultures, colours, towering skyscrapers, yummy food, natural beauty, twinkling lights and warm people. Come here for a holiday, experience thrilling adventure or tranquil relaxation and take home some lovely memories!

Jakarta Travel Guide – 5 Tourist Attractions and Where to Eat

Prominent attractions in Jakarta include Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ancol Dreamland, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Ragunan Zoo, Dunia Fantasi and Pramuka Island.

With a wealth of places of interest to offer, the capital city Jakarta lures many travellers to its warm embrace every year. Skyscraperlined streets, massive shopping malls and a dose of history and culture to boot, the place has a new experience for every traveller. Watch an elephant show on the Taman Safari or become a kid again when you visit the Fantasy World Amusement Park, get a dose of history at the Museum Nasional or simply gorge on the yummy sea food the place has on offer!

Here are 5 popular tourist spots in Jakarta:

  1. Istiqlal Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal Jakarta
The largest Jakarta Istiqlal mosque in southeast Asia

Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia

Third largest mosque in the world, Istiqlal Mosque is a beautiful mosque located in the heart of the city. The mosque is unique for its soviet architecture. The place is enormous and can house 200,000 people at once. It is a major tourist attraction and the highlight of Jakarta tour. The atmosphere inside the mosque is very quite and peaceful. You can take a tour inside the church by yourself or the mosque guide can show you around. You can also visit the cathedral located right next to the mosque.

  1. Jakarta Cathedral (Gereja Katedral Jakarta)

CathedralChurch Jakarta

Jl. Kathedral No. 7-B Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, Jakarta Pusat,Jakarta

Jakarta Cathedral is a beautiful church located in the heart of Jakarta. The centre of the religious and spiritual hub, it is visited by many people who seek calm and serenity. The architecture of the church is ravishing. One will be mesmerized as one enters the church. The church is built beautifully from inside. The church was consecrated in 1901 and was built in neogothic style. There is a piano inside the church that is played while the Sunday mass. It stands right in front of Istiqlal Mosque.

3.Grand Indonesia Mall


Kav 28-30 Jln. M.H. Thamrin 1, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

Grand Indonesia Mall is a humongous mall in the city of Jakarta. So large that you might get lost in the mall. The complex has got all the high-end shopping stores for all your needs. The mall is constructed

implementing the novel architecture. Apart from stores, there is a huge food court where you can grab a bite. The food court provides you with multi-gastronomical experience. This shopping paradise is a great place to hang out and shop.&.

4.Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Jakarta Indonesia

Grogol Selatan,Jakarta

5.Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta Indonesia
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a beautiful Indonesia Miniature park. It is a culture based recreational are and is a must visit if you are on the tour to Jakarta. Famous among tourists, it is a place that has many scenic views to enjoy. It boasts well as a tourist site and a family relaxation place during weekends. From houses to dress to architecture, the park depicts the rich culture of Indonesia covering the major towns of the country.

Where To Eat – 5 Places

1.Lara Djonggrang

Lara Djonggrang Restaurant Menteng Jakarta


Lara Djonggrang Restaurant Jakarta

Cik Di Tiro 4,Jakarta

62 21 315 3252, 316 0288

Lara Djonggrang is an Indonesian

Restaurant that serves authentic Balinese restaurant. The place looks inviting and the interiors of the restaurant are charming. The restaurant offers a large selection of food to choose from. It is a great place if you are looking to try some Indonesian food. The service is excellent and prompt. The atmosphere of the place is amazing to dine with your friends and family. You must come here to have Balinese culinary experience.

2.Mbah Jingkrak

Mbah Jingkrak Restaurant Jakarta


Menu List Mbah Jingkrak Restaurant Jakarta

Setiabudi Tengah 11,Jakarta

021-525 2605

Mbah Jingkrak is a local authentic restaurant that serves Indonesian cuisine. The food served at this local is amazing and is light on your pocket. They serve you with a welcome drink called jamu. The service and hospitality of this place will sway you away. You can choose to dine either indoors or outdoors. There is a small pool and garden in the backyard. If you wish to dine like the locals do, then you should come to this place.

3.Riva Grill Bar & Terrace

Riva Grill Bar & Terrace Jakarta

Casablanca , Hotel Park Lane,Jakarta

(021) 8282000

Riva Grill Bar & Terrace is a place in Jakarta where you can come and party with your friends. The place is famous for European and French cuisine. If you like grilled food, then you must definitely come to this place. The bar at the restaurant also serves a wide range of cocktails. The ambience of this place is classy. You will love the time you spend here. It is one of the best places in Jakarta to party.

4.Turkuaz Restaurant

Turkuaz Restaurant Jakarta

Jl. Gunawarman 32,Jakarta

+62 21 7279 5846

Turkuaz Restaurant is a Turkish restaurant that is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. IF you want to enjoy the taste from kitchens of the middle east, then you should definitely try this place. Kebabs, baklava, lamb shanks, mezze platter are some of its signature dishes that you can try. You won’t be able to stop drooling to look at the lip smacking food. The place has awesome service and ambience beyond your expectations. It is undoubtedly the best Turkish restaurant in Indonesia.

5.Ganesha Ek Sanskriti

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Jakarta

Center Park, Gedung BRI II,Jakarta


If you are craving for some Indian food in the foreign land, then you must go to Ganesha Ek Sanskriti. The place serves delicious Indian cuisine with taste closest to back in India. This place is indeed the best

Indian restaurant in Jakarta. The variety of food is great having both North Indian and South Indian cuisine on their menu. The service is outstanding and you will love the ambience as well. You can also try the great Indian buffet.



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