Jakarta Travel Guide
How To Get Around Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the country’s largest city. Jakarta is on the northwest coast of Java island. It is surrounded by hills with green tea plantations, volcanoes, lakes and it has white sandy beaches on its fringes.
Jakarta is an amazing city, but it’s not easy to get around. It’s super-congested and you can find yourself walking for miles before you find your destination.
Transportation in Jakarta is unfortunately not the most efficient way of getting around the city. There are a few options though:
-Travelling by bus
-Travelling by train
-Travelling by taxi
-Travelling by private vehicle
Places worth visiting in Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and it has an impressive number of attractions.
Located in East Jakarta, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park) is a theme park that boasts the country’s most complete collection of Indonesian culture and history. It features Indonesian architecture, crafts, and flora. Don’t miss the traditional gamelan orchestra show!
The National Monument (Monumen Nasional) was built to commemorate independence from Dutch rule back in 1945. The National Monument pays tribute to Indonesia’s national heroes who sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy during World War II. This is is also an attraction you may want to visit.
Indonesian Cuisine And Food Street Jalan Taman Anggrek
Jakarta’s culture has influences from its old colonial past with Dutch, Malay, Chinese and Indian influences. The food in Jakarta is a mix of all these cultures with a taste for spicy food because Indonesians love their chili sauce.
Jalan Taman Anggrek is Jakarta’s most famous and bustling food destination. More than 500 stands offer a wide variety of Indonesian dishes, from babi guling (pork) to nasi lemak (coconut rice with anchovies, peanuts, and sambal).
The most popular stalls are Nasi Campur Riau (no. 8), serving up traditional Riau fare; Kongsi Bodo Dukuh Parang (no. 45), which specializes in meatballs; and Resto Nelayan (no. 51), which is famous for its grilled fish.
Map of Jakarta
It is a good idea to get familiar with the city’s layout. Jakarta is made up of 5 districts: Central Jakarta, Western Jakarta, Southern Jakarta, Eastern Jakarta and Northern Jakarta. It will help orient ourselves or find specific points of interest around the city. Find a map that shows the main streets, tourist attractions and other important landmarks before you head out.
Packing for your Trip To Jakarta
As you’re packing, it’s important to know what the weather is like in Jakarta. It has a tropical climate.
To pack for your trip to Jakarta Indonesia, you’ll need clothing that is lightweight and comfortable for the tropical climate in Jakarta.