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Monas (National Monument), Jakarta

Monas (National Monument) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Monas (National Monument)
Off Jalan Medang Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Indonesia 10110Map
Kebon Sirih
+62 21 384 0451
Neighborhood: Central Jakarta: Kebon Sirih-Gondangdia

Standing at 132 meters and topped with 35 kilograms of gold, this imposing obelisk is Jakarta's most famous landmark. Construction started in 1961 under President Soekarno but was not completed until 1975, under President Soeharto. The monument houses a couple of museums. The Freedom Hall depicts Indonesia's struggle for independence through a series of dioramas, whereas the Hall of Contemplation displays the original Declaration of Independence document and a recording of the speech. An elevator takes one to the observation platform, which commands a bird's-eye view of the cityscape. Admission is free.

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