One Day Vacation Destinations in Jakarta – One of the unofficial but well-known big days in Indonesia is called Harpitnas or the abbreviation of the Hari Kejepit Nasional. Harpitnas is enough to make Indonesian people feel upset, especially for workers.
Because Harpitnas is a day where you have to go to work between two days off, like a sandwich. If that is the case, surely you would think like this, “why today is not a holiday anyway?”
In addition, sandwiched day can also interfere with your plans for a vacation to a distant place that requires a bunch of days off. But take it easy, you don’t need to be sad because there are still many other ways to enjoy this sandwiched day.
Well, for you citizens of Jakarta, we have a number of destinations around Jakarta so you don’t need to get bored at home. Let’s check it out!
One Day Vacation Destinations in Jakarta
To be honest, a vacation in Jakarta will not be enough with just one day. But if you want to enjoy your vacation after sandwiched day, then you can still get a very nice day in Jakarta, as long as you know the destination and how to spend the time. Well, here are some choices of destination in Jakarta for you.
1. Monumen Nasional (Monas)
To start the day, you can go to Monas by taking Transjakarta or any other transportation which you think is the best from where you live. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Jakarta city from a height of 132 meters.
You can enter the Monas and take the elevator that will take you to the top of Monas. In addition, in the courtyard around Monas you can also do various other activities such as kite-flying, cycling, or just enjoying the fresh air on the park.
2. Kota Tua
Once you have enjoyed the view of Jakarta from above, then you can come to the Kota Tua area which is located not far from Monas. Kota Tua is an area in Jakarta that has a vintage atmosphere and will make you feel like you are exploring time in the past.
There are five museums that you can visit including the Jakarta History Museum, Puppet Museum, Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum, and Bank Mandiri Museum. Besides that, there are also many traders who sell knick-knacks, light snacks, t-shirts, key chains, and many others.
3. Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The mosque has seven entrances and all are named after the Asmaul Husna. This mosque can be visited by anyone, not only for people who want to pray but also for tourists.
One thing that makes this mosque interesting is the position of the Istiqlal Mosque which is right next to the Cathedral. This symbolizes harmony and tolerance between religious people.
4. Pasar Baru
Not far from the Istiqlal Mosque, you can walk to the Pasar Baru area. Here you can blend in with lots of people and look for interesting items at affordable prices. Pasar Baru is divided into three areas which include Jalan Pintu Air Raya, Metro Atom Plaza, and Harco Plaza Pasar Baru.
You can find so many items like clothes, shoes, musical instruments, beauty products, watches, cameras, and many others.
5. Taman Menteng
When it starts to get dark, you can move to Menteng Park. If you are someone who likes culinary tours, then this place can satisfy you. Located right next to Menteng Park, you can find many stalls selling various types of food.
6. Grand Indonesia
After spending a lot of time in the traditional places mentioned above, then there is nothing wrong if you head to a mall to shop or just take a walk. Grand Indonesia is a good choice if you want to feel a bit of Indonesian atmosphere. You can buy some souvenirs at the Alun-Alun Indonesia on the 3rd floor.
Then if you want to see the richness of Indonesian culture, you can go up to the 8th floor and enter the Galeri Indonesia Kaya. In there you can listen to traditional Indonesian songs, learn about Indonesia rich cultures via multimedia presentations, or you can also pose wearing traditional Indonesian clothes through virtual projections.
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