Jakarta – A Beautiful City To Visit in Asia

Jakarta officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.It is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre. Jakarta is listed as a global city in the 2008 Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) research.

Climate

Jakarta has a hot and humid tropical monsoon climate . according to the Köppen climate classification system. Despite being located relatively close to the equator, the city has distinct wet and dry seasons. Wet seasons in Jakarta cover the majority of the year, running from November through June. The remaining four months forms the city’s dry season.

Culture

As the economic and political capital of Indonesia, Jakarta attracts many domestic immigrants who bring their various languages, dialects, foods and customs. There has been a significant Chinese community in Jakarta for many centuries. The Chinese in Jakarta traditionally reside around old urban areas, such as Jakarta Kota, Pluit and Glodok (Jakarta Chinatown) areas.

Jakarta Tourism and Attractions

Jakarta is primarily a city of government and business. It is seldom viewed as a centre for tourism other than the old part of the city which is a popular tourist destination. There are many new tourism infrastructures, entertainment centers, and international-class hotels and restaurants being built in Jakarta. Jakarta also possesses many historical places and cultural heritage.

The various places to visit in Jakarta are :

Chinatown in Jakarta
: This is a good place to head for cheap Chinese dishes and the area also features a few notable tourist attractions: There are two ancient Buddhist Temples – Da Shi Miao at Jalan Kemenangan, and Vihara Dharma Bhakti.

National Museum
: Situated in the old town of Batavia, the National Museum is probably one of the most poignant witnesses to Dutch colonisation in the city.

Ragunan Zoo
: Ragunan Zoo is a 140-hectare (350-acre) zoo located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. It is home to over 270 species of animals, 171 species of flora, and employs over 450 people. Home to some 4,000 animals, this large zoo has a good collection of Indonesian wildlife including Komodo dragons.

Taman Mini Indonesia Park : Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park” is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta. t has an area of about 250 acres. The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of Indonesian architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably. Apart from that, there is a lake with a miniature of the archipelago in the middle of it, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Theatre of My Homeland and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

Sarah is an article writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. In this article she is sharing her experience about Jakarta. If you want to know about booking Flight to Jakarta please visit www.ticketstoworld.co.uk.

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