National (Gajah) Museum in Jakarta Special Region

Just because Jakarta Special Region is a busy city, doesn’t mean it is not suitable for travelers. Featured by numerous interesting museums, Jakarta is chosen as one of the best vacation destination in Indonesia. Here is a reference. The name is National Museum and it is located in Medan Merdeka Barat 12 Street. The location is quite accessible as it resides in front of Monas Bus Stop. That means tourists can reach the building easily by bus. Once they get in the museum, they would be mesmerized by historical collections from various eras. It is definitely a recommended spot for a family vacation.

The Nuance
When it comes to nuance, National Museum is considered serene and beautiful. There is a reason why it is also called Gajah (Elephant) Museum. As the name suggests, a statue of elephant resides majestically in front of the building. It is situated on a foundation and surrounded by a pond. On each side of the area, there is a statue of cannon! Not to mention some plants beautify the yard of the museum, adding a comfortable nuance to the location. The color of the building is white and it applies the Dutch and Art Deco architecture.

Exploring National (Gajah) Museum
The question is what people can enjoy in National Museum. In a nutshell, the building becomes the home of educative history and culture, so the guests are able to learn a lot there. To be exact, there are about 141,899 items stored in the museum. These include 7 different collections of ceramics, primordial items, pre-history objects, and much more. The fact is that Gajah Museum becomes the biggest and a complete museum in Southeast Asia. It displays collections from almost all eras. No wonder, the guests can learn about other cultures by exploring it.

Once tourists enter the museum, they will be presented by various fossils, old weapons, ceramics, statues, inscriptions, and other valuable items, coming from all over regions of Indonesia. For those who love history and culture, the museum is indeed their heaven. Even the world has acknowledged it as a worthy vacation spot in Asia! Usually, foreigners come to the museum to witness a collection of ceramics, coming from Ming, Tang, and Han Dynasty. Those objects are indeed beautiful! This explains why some guests carry a camera when entering the museum.

As for tips, it is better to come to National Museum between Tuesday and Sunday. It is because the place is closed on Monday and holidays. For kids, the ticket fee is cheaper than adults. Also, the museum is quite crowded on weekends, as many families come to the location with their kids.  For many, it can be quite uncomfortable, so they must visit during working days.

Nearby Attractions

  • National Monument
  • Pasar Baru
  • Istiqlal Mosque
  • Sumpah Pemuda Museum

How to Get There
The location is in Central Jakarta. That means travelers only need to take a Trans Jakarta Bus to Medan Merdeka Barat 12. They need to take Harmoni route, though. Once they get to Harmoni Shelter, the next route is Blok M – City. The last destination is National Monument Bus Stop. That’s it.

Where to Stay

  • Ibis Tamarin Hotel
  • Favehotel
  • Indonesia Hotel

Latest News

A Majestic Tourist Destination – Thousand Islands National Park Indonesia

  In a nutshell, Indonesia is an archipelago nation. That means it holds tons of islands. The options are limitless for travelers. The local name is “Kepulauan Seribu”. Tourists also call it Thousand Islands Regency. The combination of islands makes a perfect Thousand Islands National Park. The location is about 45 km from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Why is it popular among tourists? All the islands offer great nature attractions. These include beaches, underwater scenery, trees, and much more.   In terms of beauty, Thousand Islands Regency is considered…

Hotels In Jakarta Application, Only On iPad, iPhone & Android

Hotels In Jakarta is an application that loading information and references to some accommodations in Jakarta. There will be categories that show the location according to Jakarta’s administrative areas and categories for the stars of the hotels that you need for your importance. Moreover, this online application is accessible for iPad and iPhone and it needs Internet connection required. It also completed by short description and pictures, related the hotels. By having this application is just the same as having your personal guide reference to choose your best night to…

Yapong Dance, One of Betawi Folk Dance

Yapong Dance Yapong dance is typical of traditional happy dance that having delicate and kind of erotic moves. The term of Yapong was taken from the song that follows the dance which sounds ‘ya ya ya’ and the sound of the music that heard like ‘pong pong pong’. Hence, it was later on popular as Yapong dance. The dancers of this traditional erotic dance are women, they wore traditional Betawi wardrobe that complete with head accessories from Betawi tribe. There is also scarf that being used as an additional wardrobe,…

The Sacred Betawi Mask Dance

Betawi Mask Dance Jakarta native community or better known as Batawi people has a lot of traditional art, one of which is the Betawi mask. Betawi mask has at least three main elements: music, dance, and theater. The dance in this traditional art then so called as Betawi Mask Dance. Why using a “mask”? This is because Betawi people think that the mask is having magical powers. In addition to refuse reinforcements, it was also considered capable of removing sorrow because of death, illness, or any other disaster. Betawi mask…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Find Us on :
Find Us on :