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National Monument (MONAS)

Jl. Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 681512
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Built to commemorate Indonesia's independence, National Monument dominates Medan Merdeka.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 681512
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As it is basically mandatory to visit the national monument, we of course went by. The garden/park surrounding the monument was very nice. The access in and out was bad though, and some of the gates were closed off, and caused a 20 minutes detour...More

Thank ahoffmannk
Reviewed 1 week ago

located in the heart of the city, Monas is must visit destination while you are in Jakarta. don t hesitate to come here at anytime. better for you to come before 14 Pm as they may closed the inner area of the monument at that...More

Thank rally k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those of you first timer in Jakarta or even Indonesia, it's an unwritten rule that you have to visit this spot. Don't expect youll get some view like tokyo tower, its only 132m anyway. But this is our most loved landmark, so just deal...More

Thank andiandiaan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument landmark of Jakarta is suppose to become tourist attraction in Jakarta. If goverment can renovate facility in Monas just like new elevator to observation deck and museum at grond level and a bit creative. Sure its gonna be one of tourist attractive location

Thank rolloverbeethoven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the close proximity of Istaklal Mosque built in huge area with picture perfect approach on foot or the free shuttle available which drops every one the entry which is chargeable per person, the monument is 113 Meters high and is accessible by lift...More

Thank AyazAmir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered through the park to see the monument but found ourselves staying much longer and admiring it whilst relaxing in the shade. The park is beautiful and quiet and a nice contrast to the busy streets on a hot day. We enjoyed chattering to...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monument and associated museum are both pretty mediocre. The queue for the lift to the top was long and I didn't have the patience to wait around. The park is quite nice though and a good way to escape the traffic of Jakarta.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were strapped for time we could only go there rather late at night. We could not go close as the gates were shut... but The structure looks good from a distance

Thank Jaspinder K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing out of the ordinary but if in Jakarta, worth visiting. Surrounded by nice gardens around the area

Thank ayoubakbarq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, in a city lacking any meaningful sites you cannot afford to be picky. Against that backdrop Monas fits the bill. Go (very) early if you want to go to the top. I went at 10am on a weekday during Ramadan and they told me...More

Thank Niko P
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Which gate is it that is open to MONAS? Please give an exact description so that we can avoid the long walk since we will be with older people who have arthritis? Some of the reviewers said that it is the North gate that is open, but as I view it on the map the Merdeka square has four gates, one on each corner. Thus, there are two gates on each corner of the north side and two gates on each corner of the South. I can interpret that the north left side gate is actually the north gate, the north right side gate is the east gate, south left gate is the west gate and the south right gate is the actually south gate.
27 October 2016|
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Response from markos_prawira | Reviewed this property |
actually all gates are open but only 1 open for vehicle, so it's for parking area for the gates very close to gambir is always close this gate is the one which facing into US embassy but all other 3 gates are always open... More
Which gate is it that is open to MONAS? Please give an exact description so that we can avoid the long walk since we will be with older people who have arthritis?
25 October 2016|
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Response from WallyNNoni29Jan16 | Reviewed this property |
If you wait for the little transportation bus they have when you enter; it will take you directly to where you have to enter. Great place to go to see and read about Indonesian history and it's struggle for independence.
Zulfarudiani K
what time Monas open/close for the lift ride to the observation deck? Did the park open 24/7?
1 September 2016|
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Response from Idam007 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Monas open: Tue - Sun 08.00 am - 4.00 pm then for night: tue - thu: 7 - 10 pm fri - sun: 7 - 00 pm