Especially for those keen on exploring the beauty of Asia that is depicted through the fascinating histories that each country boasts of, and how the fascinating history has now been turned in to an element of modern day attraction, Jakarta is the best example. For those exploring this enthralling aspect of Jakarta, the best attractions are the various museums the city features. Tracing through a history of over 500 years, beginning from the times when it was part of the Hindu kingdom of Sunda, then known as Sunda Kelapa, and later being under the various colonial rule, to its gaining of independence during the 20th century.
During the Jakarta Museum exploration visitors will realize that though the mementoes of its history, the various sculptures, relics, and other souvenirs from the past are much preserved, the city has also evolved much to gain a new identity of modernism which is highlighted by their vibrant past. And in exploring the museums visitors can gain a better knowledge as to how the city, then known as Sunda Kelapa, part of the Hindu Kingdom, first came under colonial rule, when the Portuguese took over in 1513, to it being taken over by Muslim soldiers led by Fatahillah in 1557, and then again falling into the hands of the imperial forces when the Dutch took over in 1596, and yet again to be taken over by the Muslims, led by Sultan of Banten, with the aid of the British troops in 1618, and again to fall under Dutch rule, this time with the help of Japanese forces during the onset of the WWII.
And though the old town of Jakarta has been completely destroyed when the Dutch took over, and what is visible as the city is what was built after gaining independence, a much commercialized city, the history of the city is well depicted through the museums. The heritage of the country, the change of culture with each change if regime, the local customs, and most importantly how the city evolved is portrayed through Jakarta Museums.
Find your ideal Jakarta hotel through online lodging options providers and get the best Jakarta hotel deals available. And being a city that can be visited during any time of the year, it is best to plan your trip well in advance in order to get the best deals in town. For the best location in the city, with all imaginable luxury amenities most travellers prefer the Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta.