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Jakarta Travel Guide


Jakarta Introduction


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For most travelers, Jakarta, Indonesia, is either part of a business trip or a pit stop on the way to more popular tourist destinations such as Bali and Yogyakarta. In truth, most find little that makes them want to linger in Indonesia's capital: A large, crowded city on the island of Java, Jakarta evokes few beautiful or memorable images. One exception is the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, the city's art building.   Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Jakarta Geography


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Jakarta sprawls over a large area, and coming in from the airport provides a good introduction to the city's layout. When the Gatot Subroto Toll Road (the principal route from the airport) reaches the Semanggi intersection, you'll get your first glimpse of the Golden Triangle—the precious real estate of skyscrapers and palatial homes known as Menteng and Kuningan.  Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Jakarta History


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Jakarta began in the 1300s as a settlement called Sunda Kelapa, the capital of the last Hindu kingdom in West Java. The Portuguese made their first contact with Java there in 1513, but before they could establish a colonial foothold, the city fell to the Muslim warrior Fatahillah. He renamed the city Jayakarta (Victorious City), which it remained until 1619, when the Dutch stormed the town and razed it to the ground.  Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Jakarta Sightseeing & Things to Do


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If you have only a day or so to sightsee, you'll want to concentrate on Jakarta's historic sites. When the city was established as the capital of the modern nation of Indonesia, Sukarno, the country's first president, established many museums and built public monuments to instill the new republic with a sense of nationhood and destiny. City leaders don't do enough to make them attractive, but they're still among Jakarta's most interesting sights.   Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Jakarta Nightlife


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Jakarta has long had a reputation as a city with a lively nightlife, but with continued political uncertainty, including the bombing of places that cater to overseas visitors, the night scene has quieted down considerably. Nightclubs are generally open until at least 2 am.   Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Jakarta Restaurants & Dining


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In recent years, the restaurant scene in Jakarta has experienced enormous growth, catering to the young business elite who have profited from the national economy's precipitous ups and downs. There's a wide selection of elegant restaurants, some set in lovely old mansions, others in cool, chic, modern hotels. Geographically, two areas stand out for dining: Jalan Wahid Hasyim, near Merdeka Square, and Kemang in the southern part of the city. Both offer diversity in terms of cuisine and price.  Click here to see the full Jakarta travel guide on Travel42 »

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