Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, and Jakarta is the smallest province in Indonesia. An important fact is that Jakarta city is too crowded always. Jakarta is sinking…! Yes, this city is expected to sink within 10 years from now (sinking 6.7 inches per year, and rising sea level). Therefore, most of the buildings are abandoned, and the government shifting all the important offices, buildings to their future capital, East Kalimantan. Still, Jakarta has lots of nice places to visit with family and most importantly everything is very cheap.
Why Jakarta, is it good place to visit with your family ?
First, there are many iconic places and dreamworlds to visit in Jakarta. You and your family can easily book a high-end luxury hotel under 100$. due to the frequent traffic, driving your vehicle will be quite hard, so I recommend to use cab (GoJek and Uber service) for your day to day travel. If you plan, you can have a nice and unforgettable vacation in Jakarta with your family. In this article, I will discuss a few important and unique places to visit in Jakarta with your family.
1.) Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands)
First of all, If you want to enjoy your holiday with your family in between 342 different islands, this is the perfect place. withing the distance of 45KM, you can see all 342 islands in Kepulaun Seribu, which identified as a thousand islands. The special fact to know is, out of 342 islands, you can only visit 36 islands due to government restrictions. Especially, you can visit two national parks among those islands as well.
Especially, These islands are located on the north coast of the city, and you can feel closer to nature and escape your busy lifestyle when you came here. If you are a nature lover, this place is highly suitable for you. There are many restaurants, hotels, cottages that you can book for reasonable price ranges to enjoy with your family. you can use travel booking sites like booking.com, Agoda to book your hotel conveniently.
How to enjoy:
Importantly, there are several activities that you can participate in with your family. You will find many diving spots across all islands and most of the activities are water-based. Don’t forget to experience the flora and fauna, which is a fascinating thing to visit on the thousands island. One special activity is that you can be teamed up with local fishermen and be a fisherman for a day..! that will be an educational, and unforgettable experience for your family as well.
2.) Dunia Fantasi (Dufan)
Dunia Fantasi which was opened in the year 1885. One of the best places to visit in Jakarta and Internationally themed amusement park with roller coasters, interactive rides and may show for a very low cost. I assure you that you will get extreme adrenaline-pumping activities everywhere inside the fantasy world.
Surprisingly, You can buy a full package under 20-30 USD for the entire day, including some interesting magic shows and almost all the items inside the area.
How to enjoy:
Since this park is huge, you might not able to cover all the items. Create a proper plan(visit the official site here) and select a minimal set of activities, and don’t forget to add awesome activities like swing boat, Ice Age area, and many exciting activities!
Park is divided into many areas, namely Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia, America, etc. You can choose activities in those areas and walk accordingly. You can your family will get an unforgettable experience in Dufan.
3.) Seaworld Ancol
This is famous as Sea World in Jakarta. This is a quite good place to visit with your family, and you will be able to collect many memories which have educational value as well. Inside Sea World, you can visit several sections including the Main Tank area, shark tank, and several other small tank areas. Importantly, Sea world contains the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia as well.
This will be a perfect visit for your family if you have school level children. You can show them many rare sea world creatures like giant sea crab, many types of jellyfish, and almost many sea lives.
Tip: Don’t forget to participate in a shark feeding session, and that will be an unforgettable activity for you and your family.
4.) Glodok (Chinatown in Jakarta)
Initially, Chinatown is a commonplace to many countries like Singapore, Malaysia, events in many European countries as well. if you wish to see Chinese culture and mixed with them, this is one of the best places in Jakarta to visit with your family.
As per the history records, In the time of Dutch people, all the Chinese people lived in this area and finally became the official china town in Jakarta. You can see many Buddhist influenced Chinese temples in this area. Yuvan is one of the oldest Chinese temples and in many temples, you can buy small monuments to keep as a memory.
Glodok is very famous for the old market that many people going there for buying antique items at a cheaper price. In addition to that, don’t forget to observe the ancient Chinese architecture, and try some authentic Chinese cuisine as well.
5.) National Museum, Indonesia
First, If you are a history lover, this is one of the best places to visit with the family in Jakarta. You can discover and get a solid understanding of Indonesian culture and historical activities that happened in their over more than 2000 years. The museum is popular as “Gedung Gaja” or Elephant building due to the large Elephant statue located at the entrance.
Especially, You can visit and observe more than 60,000 prehistoric artifacts and over 5000 archeological artifacts, which brings to Jakarta from all over the world. The entrance fee is reasonable and under 10$. Don’t forget to allocate an entire day of your journey to see the historical glory of Indonesia with your family.
6.) Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
To begin with, This is an Indonesian cultural theme park located on the East side of Jakarta. In a huge space, you can participate in many activities in an area of around 250 acres. This is an iconic place in Indonesia, which gives knowledge of Indonesian culture, flora and fauna, costume traditions, and many more areas.
Especially, Taman mini Indonesia Indah is famous for the Archipelago lake that has man mad islands that show archipelagos history in Indonesia. This is one of the best places to visit in Jakarta with your family to get a relaxed walk and get insights about Indonesian life.