Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Java  /  Jakarta  /  National Monument (MONAS)

National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta

3.8
#2 of 461 in Things to do in Jakarta
Monument · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including National Monument (MONAS)
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to National Monument (MONAS)

National Monument (MONAS) reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
4,149 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Tukangtamanku 081334433394 Tukang Taman Jakarta Pusat recommends MONAS as one of the buildings as a symbol of the city of Jakarta which is located in the center of Jakarta with a large garden area... 
    Tukangtamanku 081334433394 Tukang Taman Jakarta Pusat recommends MONAS as one of the buildings as a symbol of the city of Jakarta which is located in the center of Jakarta with a large garden area...  more »
  • Not my type of destination place but it was good. I went to the top of the building and you can view Jakarta City from the top. Has museum in the building. It's surronded by green bushes. 
    Not my type of destination place but it was good. I went to the top of the building and you can view Jakarta City from the top. Has museum in the building. It's surronded by green bushes.  more »
Google
  • The National monument of Indonesia. A popular place for people to gather on weekends and holidays. The structure is located in the center of a park area that also contains various food and souvenir stores as well as park area to relax in. A small fee to enter the structure via an underground tunnel. Inside there is a small museum where many people shelter from the heat. You can climb up to the top of the structure which provides a nice view of the surroundings. Definitely worth visiting if you are in Jakarta.
  • + : 1. An amazing place 2. Amazing history of Indonesia dioramas 3. The top was beautiful, you can see Jakarta buildings' light in the night 4. The statues in the park area nearby are amazing because of the detail, lightening, composition, mixture of full statues to reliefs, the icons are also historic 5. It is a place of many events

Plan your trip to Jakarta

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.