This 137-meter-high column towering over Merdeka Square is both Jakarta’s principal landmark. Topped by a glittering flame symbolizes the nation’s independence. The flame is gilded with 35 kg of gold leaf. The basement of the monument houses an exhibit of 48 dramatic dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present.
BEAUTIFUL INDONESIA IN MINIATURE PARK
An extensive theme park set in over 100 hectares on the outskirts of Jakarta; the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park) is Indonesia’s answer to every visitor’s prayer to see the magnificent archipelago in just one day. All the Indonesian islands are realistically reproduced in miniature in a central lake and around the lake are pavilions to represent 33 provinces in Indonesia. Each pavilion is representative of each province from the traditional architectural style in miniature to a wonderful display of cultural items and exhibits.
CABLE CAR RIDE
This is another attraction inside the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. Ride the 4-seat cable cars high up across over the park for a spectacular bird’s eye view.
Inside the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is Museum Indonesia, a three-storey edifice in traditional Balinese architecture. The Museum houses a vast collection of Indonesian contemporary arts and crafts, traditional costumes from the various regions, puppets, musical instruments, masks, and daily life utensils.
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