Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It is located along the coast of Java. It is a popular Asian tourist destination that attracts people from different parts of the world including Asia and Europe. The city is known for its historic places in addition, architectural monuments, art museums, parks, theme parks, shopping center, and gardens. Beautiful natural beaches are yet another factor that attracts lots of international tourists to this colorful city. If you are in Jakarta, some of the best places to visit are as follows.
Located in Central Jakarta, Istiqlal Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious sites in Indonesia. Built in 1978, the mosque is quite large in terms of capacity and can hold up to 200,000 people. The Sunni mosque is not just a religious place, but also a center for hosting seminars, lectures, and conferences of national importance. The architecture of the entire structure is quite impressive and the interiors are meticulously decorated.
A day tour to Ragunan Zoo made my Jakarta visit truly adventurous. Located at Pasar Minggu, the zoo is quite vast and spans over an area of 140 hectares. The place is home to many endangered animal species like Sumatran Tigers, peacocks, gorillas etc. The tour is perfect for those who enjoy exploring. It took me several hours to cover the major parts of the zoo. The place has over 3100 species of animals and birds. The trip can be more jovial if you are traveling in a group.
Located in Central Jakarta, the cathedral is one of the most-celebrated religious destinations in the city. Built in the year 1901, the cathedral is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. Visiting the church was a sacred experience for me. I found the interiors to be quite attractive with its beautiful altar and grand nave. The site is definitely one of the most historic places in Indonesia.