The National Museum of Indonesia which is located in Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta displays artifacts and treasures that speak volumes of the history of Indonesia. The elephant statue that is found in the forecourt has given the building its popular name of Elephant Building. The National Museum of Indonesia is indeed one of the most popular attractions of the country visited by locals and tourists alike all year round. The museum holds an intriguing collection of over 61,600 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts as well as 5,000 archeological artifacts which are from all over Indonesia and Asia.
In the Stone Sculpture collection the Hindu Buddhist Art of the ancient world of Indonesia are well portrayed in the relics that have been collected from Sumatra, Java, Borneo as well as Bali. In the lobby, statues of Buddha of varying mudras are on display which are from Borobudur. In the Treasure Rooms, both archeological treasures and ethnology treasures are found that include ancient gold and relics as well as treasures acquired from Indonesian royal houses among which bracelets and rings embedded with rubies and diamonds, golden royal crown, golden royal regalia and sword and golden shield take prominent places. The Ceramics collection includes a variety of Majapahit terracotta to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai ceramics out of which some are aged close to two millennia. The traditional objects that were part of the Indonesian culture for centuries which are to be found in the Ethnography collection along with the fossiled skeletons of Homo erectus, Homo floresiensis and Homo sapiens also are of great interest to the masses that visit. The Colonial Era collection has old relics from the time of the Dutch East India Company to Dutch East Indies and is also a section of significance.
These and many more wonders of the past can be found here in this place of great national and historical significance. A day trip to the National Museum could be arranged at a hotel in Jakarta that will facilitate comfortable and hassle free travel. If you choose to stay at a hotel such as the Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta which is a leading 5 Star hotel, Jakarta could be better explored with far greater ease and convenience.
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