A walkable neighborhood, Old Jakarta is known for being family-friendly and economical, while offering convenient options for restaurants and bars. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its China town. A stay at one of Old Jakarta's hotels or holiday apartments makes it easy to venture out into the greater Jakarta area.
Sightseeing around Old Jakarta
Some top local attractions include the museums, monuments, and theme park. Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Jakarta History Museum, and Puppet Museum feature captivating exhibits. The local culture at Museum Bank Indonesia, Bank Mandiri Museum, and National Archives Museum might be just what you're looking for. Presidential Palace, Jakarta Cathedral, and Istiqlal Mosque are significant monuments. Merdeka Square, National Monument, and Immanuel Church are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Create some family memories at Dunia Fantasi, Ancol Dreamland, and SeaWorld Indonesia.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, swimming, and being pampered at a spa. An enjoyable day at a park is awaiting you at Taman Suropati. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Mangga Dua Square, Plaza Glodok, and Mangga Dua. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Sunda Kelapa, Lokasari Plaza, and Pasar Baru.
A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. You can also head to National Museum of Indonesia, Mal Ciputra Jakarta, and Mal Ciputra Mall.
Getting around Old Jakarta
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Jakarta Kampung Bandan Station is the closet train station, but Jakarta Kota Station and Jakarta Jayakarta Station are also nearby. You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.
The closest major airport is Jakarta (CGK-Soekarno-Hatta Intl.), located 11.4 miles (18.3 km) from Old Jakarta.