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In Jakarta city there are various museums preserving the historical fact of the city and also the highlight of events during the development of the city. Beside the main national museum of Indonesia, specially dedicated museum such as to the maritime, wayang puppet, history of Jakarta and others.

Museum Bahari

Visiting Sunda Kelapa port will be complete if include the visit to Bahari Museum. It is located bfore the port or can be said as the entrance of Sunda Kelapa port. The museum has both collection and building as interesting objects. The building was a warehouse of Dutch East India which was build in 1645 with outside wall was the city enclosure at that time. Before the entrance of the museum is standing the watch tower to oversea the traffic or surrounding, build in 1859. This tower was aimed to watch the coming of enemies, as the Dutch got recurrent opposition during that time. The strongest opposition was coming from Moslem kingdom of Jayakarta. The collection is crafts from all plart of Indonesia old photographs picturing the voyages from Europe to Jakarta passing Eden, Ceylon and Singapore.

Jakarta History Museum

One mark of old Jakarta is Fatahillah Square named after the hero of Moslem kingdom of Jayakarta that took over Sunda Kelapa from Hindu kingdom of Pasundan. The location of Jakarta History Museum is just on the south of this square, the building was Duth government administration for the city in 1627 completed with tower with hanging bell. Part of the room was also used for prisoners of Batavia. In 1830 the head of Indonesian struggle for independence Prince Diponegoro was imprisoned here before his exile in Makassar. Today the museum has many collection of Dutch era furniture and fade pictures of Dutch government generals. As the name bears, the museum is the most valuable property for the history of Jakarta, where people can see a solid proof of the ancient existence of Dutch with Batavia as the center of administration for the city.

Wayang Museum

Located at Fatahillah Square using a building built in 1912. The wayang museum or leather puppet museum exhibit various types of puppets from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, India and Cambodia. This museum has the most complete wayang puppet collection in Indonesia. On the courtyard there are memorials of Dutch governor generals who burried here such as Jan Pieter Zoon Coen, and Anthony van Diemen.

Bali Seni Rupa Museum

The building was built in 1866 for the justice, and now an art museum with collection of prominent artists works such as Affandi, Raden Saleh, and Ida Bagus Made. Part of the building is used as ceramic museum originated from China and Mahapahit Terracotta.

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Tugu Monas 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

BataviaShopping Mangga Dua, Tanah Abang and othersOld 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.

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Accommodation in Jakarta

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 hotels 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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