Everything You Need to Know about Jakarta – One of the Most Underrated Destinations in Indonesia!

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With friendly faces and a slew of exciting attractions, Jakarta is certainly one of the most underrated destinations in Vietnam. Read on to know more about Jakarta.


Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia the city sits on the northeast coast of the island of Java. With a dense population, the city is a melting pot of people from different cultures and ethnicities. Featuring an array of skyscrapers existing and yet to be built, we can say it is a metropolis in the making.

Places of interests

Jakarta is home to a number of attractions which includes iconic buildings, monuments, malls, colourful and lively streets and so much more. Some of the places that are worth the visit during your trip are the national monument, Jakarta Cathedral and Merdeka Square.

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Things to do

Jakarta offers its guests to take part in various exciting activities, the streets are filled with food stalls and restaurants that serve some of the tastiest dishes you can ever find. Also, you can go shopping at countless boutique shops, and a variety of flagship stores that are scattered across the city.

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Accommodation options and things to remember

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from and Ascott Kuningan Jakarta which is a service apartment in Jakarta is an option worth considering. Indonesia is an Islamic nation and you should remember to dress modestly. The tourists are more likely to be scammed so you should be vigilant at all times.

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Image Credit: Ascott Kuningan Jakarta

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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