Lapangan Banteng is located at the North East of Monas or Monument Nasional which is only separated by Mesjid Istiqlal, bordered by Jalan Post at the north, and Jalan Gedung Kesenian at the east and Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan on the south, and Borobudur Intercontinental Hotel. Lapangan Merdeka or Merdeka Square which is located between Monas and Lapangan Banteng was built by the Dutch in 19th century with the name Weltervreden still preserves the best colonial architecture. At the corner of Lapangan Banteng near lapangan Merdeka is a cathedral of Catholic which was built in 1901 as a change of earlier cathedral. The cathedral is facing the biggest mosque in Asia the Istiqlal Mosque which was built during the era of Indonesia first president, Soekarno. This mosque is the symbol of religious enthusiasm in the modern time when most of the advance countries already shifted into human ethic philosophy or at least there is no construction such a magnificent building for religious purposes anymore.
To the east of Lapangan Banteng are the building of Mahkamah Agung, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance which architecture are of Dutch colonial, and is said that this complex was built by governor Daendles in 1809s as the center of Dutch colonial government. During the era of this governor was the biggest project of 1000 kms road over Java was constructed under voluntarily work from Anyer, West Java to Penarukan village in East Java. The project was really very important means to increase the traffic of people ad goods between places in Java island, and this has also the main facility to create the increase of Indonesian awareness.
At the south of Lapangan Banteng is Pejambon street where the Gedung Pancasila is found a neoclassic architecture build in 1830 as the residence of Dutch army commander. This building was later used as the meeting hall by the people representative called volkstraad. This building is also the historic place of the process of the birth of Pancasila, the basic foundation of Indonesian constitution philosophy. Soekarno delivered the famous speech on Pancasila in July 1945 in this building and henceforth the name of the building as Gedung Pancasila. Further west from Gedung Pancasila is the Emmanuel Church which was built in 1893 with the style of classic architecture.
Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Exploring historic part or modern life style of Jakarta city, one can now choose some type of packages which are the most efficient way or relaxing manner if time more permitting. Starting from only hiring a vehicle with driver up to fully organized all inclusive tour packages.
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