Jakarta Historical Buildings Tour, Part 2, Jakarta

The tour continues with the neo-gothic Catholic church - Gereja Immanuel that will impress you with its architectural features and that represents a reminder of Jakarta's past. Don't pass by some of the most important historic attractions in Jakarta, mostly located on Merdeka Square - one of the largest urban plazas in the world. The National Museum of Jakarta is also a great way to discover its past and important historic events.
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Jakarta Historical Buildings Tour, Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Jakarta Historical Buildings Tour, Part 2
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta (See other walking tours in Jakarta)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: jenny
National Museum

1) National Museum (must see)

The National Museum of Indonesia, also known to tourists as the Gedung Gajah (Elephant Building) because of the elephant statues in the front yard, hosts the finest historical, archeological, numismatic, ethnological and geographical exhibits from Indonesia and some of the completest collections from South Asia. The Museum boasts about 61,500 anthropological and prehistoric exhibits and over 5,000 archeological exhibits. The artifacts are mostly gathered from Indonesia, but other Asian countries...   view more
Arjuna Wijaya Statue

2) Arjuna Wijaya Statue

The Arjuna Wijaya Statue is another monument in Freedom Square, located in the southwest corner of the plaza. It represents the archer, one of the Five Pandava brothers, a legendary figure in Indonesia. He is depicted with a bow and an arrow riding a galloping horse. Some believe this statue symbolizes an open door to the spiritual...   view more
Prince Diponegoro Statue

3) Prince Diponegoro Statue

Located in Freedom Square, the Prince Diponegoro Statue was created by Italian sculptor Colbertado, and dedicated to the prince's struggle for Javanese freedom from the Dutch during the 19th Century. A source of pride to the whole Indonesian nation, this remarkable statue was presented to the state in...   view more
Monas (National Monument)

4) Monas (National Monument) (must see)

Designed by architects Frederich Silaban (the same architect who designed Istiqlal Mosque) and R.M. Soedarsono and built during the first Indonesian president, Sukarno, the Monas or National Monument is meant to commemorate the Indonesian people who fought for the national independence. The monument encapsulates Indonesian symbols such as the rice pestle (the upper part of the monument) and the mortar (the lower part of the monument), the numbers 17, 8 and 45 (August 17th, 1945 – the date when...   view more
Lapangan Merdeka (Freedom Square)

5) Lapangan Merdeka (Freedom Square) (must see)

Lapangan Merdeka or Freedom Square is the largest and most popular square in Jakarta. Placed in central Jakarta, the Merdeka Square measures one square kilometer and it is divided into four major areas corresponding to the four cardinal points. Thus, Taman Medan Merdeka Utara is located in the North and features a bust of Chairil Anwar (local poet) and an equestrian statue of Diponegoro (Javanese prince who opposed Dutch colonization). The Taman Medan Merdeka Timur is located in the East and...   view more
Gereja Immanuel (Immanuel Church)

6) Gereja Immanuel (Immanuel Church) (must see)

A classic building in the Palladian style with Roman and Greek elements, the Immanuel Church is the oldest Protestant church in Jakarta. Formerly known by the name of Willemskerk in honor of King Wilhelm I of the Netherlands, the church was built in 1835 under the rule of the above mentioned king. The church’s name was changed to Immanuel (“God be with us”) in 1948, after Indonesia gained its independence.

From an architectural point, the Gereja Immanuel boasts an incredible...   view more

Walking Tours in Jakarta, Indonesia

Create Your Own Walk in Jakarta

Create Your Own Walk in Jakarta

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West Jakarta Walking Tour

West Jakarta Walking Tour

The western region of Jakarta city has much for the visitor to admire. You can see some fascinating museums, great shops and renowned architectural sites and monuments. Take our West Jakarta Walking Tour to discover the beauty of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Historical Jakarta Walking Tour Part 1

Historical Jakarta Walking Tour Part 1

Jakarta is an old city that has seen a lot of change over the course of its 1,700-year history. Today you can see a lot of fascinating buildings and other sites that show the imprint history had on the city, particularly by British and Dutch colonization. Historic places of worship also pay testament to the popularity of Buddhism and Confucianism over the course of time. Take our two-part tour to discover the most important historic sites in Jakarta.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
North Jakarta Walking Tour

North Jakarta Walking Tour

The beautiful city of Jakarta traces its history all the way back to the fourth century. The city's heritage is well manifested in its customs, food, culture and language. North Jakarta, in particular, has many interesting attractions for a visitor to see, including museums, temples and mosques. Take our North Jakarta Walking Tour to see the best sights in the area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Jakarta Places of Worship Tour

Jakarta Places of Worship Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Central Jakarta Orientation Walk

Central Jakarta Orientation Walk

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a massive metropolis and a melting pot of cultures historically inhabiting the city – Asian and European – each leaving their imprint on the local architecture, language, cuisine, etc. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the key sights of Central Jakarta to learn about the city's eventful past and present.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

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