Top things to do in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta – Exploring the unexplored

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Jakarta is more of a political city with old aged colonial buildings and good museums in it. Among the many places to visit during your stay, here are just a few people love the most.

Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square | Image Credit : Gunkarta Gunawan Kartapranata, Kartini Statue, Merdeka Square, CC BY-SA 3.0

A visit to the National Mausam

The most essential visit you must take if you stay in Jakarta. Starting from the courtyard at the entrance up to the point where you end your tour, you’ve got something to witness every step of the way.

Few hours spent at the Merdeka Square

Merdeka means independence and you will be able to truly experience this feeling at Merdeka Square. Kids playing joyfully with their friends, and families having good times together are some common sights you could witness at this place.

A walk across the national gallery

It has more than 1500 artworks by both Indonesian and foreign artists and whenever you go, you have some art to look at. The gallery is spacious, and you can surely have some quality time gazing at the abstract arts exhibited.

Eat from Lenggang Jakarta

A well-organized set of food stalls with cheerful vendors; here, you may be able to order almost anything you wish to taste, and the best thing is- you can see them prepared just in front of you!
If you are looking for a serviced apartment in Jakarta to stay at during your holiday, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta is a popular luxury residence you may want to try out, as then you will only have to take a quick drive of fewer than 30 minutes to reach all the destinations mentioned above with great convenience.

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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