Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park (literally translated) is a theme park based on culture recreation. Here you can see a synopsis of Indonesian culture in 32 provinces and presented in virtually all aspects of daily life in 145 ha area.
TMII was build from 1971 and officially opened on 20 April 1975. The mastermind behind the build of TMII is the former Indonesian first lady, Siti Hartinah or best-known as Tien Soeharto. She had desired to build a theme park which describing the richness of Indonesian culture in a miniature format.
It presents cultural ethnics in 32 provinces featuring each traditional clothing, house, language, weapon, ritual and arts.
Not all that, as a recreation park, TMII also provided with IMAX theatre named Keong Mas theater, swimming pool, Sky lift and Aeromovel to travel around and view TMII from above, Taman Among Putro amusement park, Teater Tanah Airku a high technology theater hall, Desa Wisata a lodging for the night stay, Istana Anak-anak Indonesia (Indonesia Children Palace) displaying paintings about children fairy tale, Swan boat to explore a miniature of Indonesia archipelago in an artificial lake and Taman Ria Atmaja a 60 m2 x 1.5 m height art performing stage. On certain time and special occasions TMII making ethnic cultural performance, musical performance and other art performance.
TMII also provided several meeting hall for any occasion like traditional wedding ceremony, convention, etc. The hall are Sasono Adiguno, means a multi purpose meeting hall; Sasono Langen budoyo, a modern meeting hall in traditional culture taste; Sasono Manganti, a corridor which separated Sasono Adiguno and Sasono Langen Budoyo and functioned as waiting room; Sasono Utomo, a meeting hall with traditional Java house (Joglo) patterned so this hall also named as Joglo meeting hall.
TMII has several gardens which each garden has a particular theme plant. Among other garden is Anggrek (Orchid) garden which consist of more than 100 natural orchid and 50 cross breed orchid; Cactus garden which consist of more than 32 species planted in their natural habit; Melati (jasmine) garden consist of many species originated from Indonesia; Herbal garden which consist of more than 400 species medicine plant and also displaying in dried substance.
In world of fauna, TMII has Bird Park which consists of 260 species originated from Indonesia and some species bird from other country; Fresh water Fish Aquarium displaying fresh water fish in Indonesia geographically in their natural habit, Bekisar (kind of Indonesia chicken) park which life in their natural habit sealed in a giant cage; Komodo and Reptilian museum.
As an education facility, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah has several museums; among other is Transportation museum, Gas & Oil museum, Philatelic museum and Insect museum.
How to get there?
TMII is located on Jalan Taman Mini 1, surrounded by Jalan Taman Mini and Jalan Mabes Hankam, East Jakarta.
Administrator Office TMII
Jalan Taman Mini 1, Kompleks TMII
Email: [email protected]
- Entrance fee for people above 3 years old is 25,000 IDR (2015)
- Entrance fee for vehicle starts from 15,000 – 20,000 IDR (2015)
- There is an extra entrance fee if you entering a particular park, theater performing, museum and ticket fee for public transportation.
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