This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "independence". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. Within Jakarta, the mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral.
2. NATIONAL MONUMENT
Photo stop only
3. NATIONAL MUSEUM
The National Museum of Indonesia is an archeological, historical, ethnological and geographical. Popularly known as Elephant Building after the elephant statue in its forecourt. Its broad collections cover all of Indonesia's territory and almost all of its history.
4. FATAHILLA SQUARE
On this area, where the Dutch colonial establish the administration. We have Jakarta History Museum, Puppet Museum and Cafe Batavia.
5. SUNDA KELAPA HARBOR
This 500 year old harbor area was a vital link to the markets of the outside world for the 15th Century kingdom of Padjajaran. Since then this port has belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. Though little remains of bustling old Sunda Kelapa except the name, the harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia. The magnificent and brightly painted Makassar schooner called Pinisi are still an important means of transporting goods to and from the outer islands. This is one of the finest sights in Jakarta.