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What to Do and Visit On Your Romantic Trip to Jakarta (Sponsored Post)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars)

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With the arrival of online dating sites, you no longer know where your next partner is going to be from. If you stick with mariadating.com, most likely you are going to end up with someone from Ukraine. But when you use other international dating services, you may easily end up in Jakarta, Indonesia. And, let's be honest, most likely you know nothing about Jakarta and the places to visit there. Who cares, you may say, your girlfriend is going to be your guide. It is true, but only if you don't want to make a good impression on her. You see, Indonesian women like men to lead, even when it comes to deciding where to go in their homeland. But wait, let's think about it in a different way. Online dating may have nothing to do with that. You may just want to make a romantic trip with your girlfriend to Jakarta. Needless to say, it requires the knowledge of what to do and where to go in Jakarta.

In order to help you with that, we've compiled the list of places that you should visit in Jakarta. To make it easier for you, we've divided our list into two parts. First, we are going to talk about the places that you should visit if you want to enjoy the national and historic heritage of Indonesia's capital. Then we are going to talk about the places where you can just chill. So, let's figure them out without a further ado.

Heritage

1. The National Monument

The most popular place of interest in Jakarta. The 433-feet structure is the symbol of the long struggle for the independence of Indonesia. You can simply enjoy observing the National Monument from the ground, or you can pay just one dollar to climb at the top of it and to admire the view. You should go up the monument in the daytime, but if you want to observe it from the ground, it's better to do it at night as the structure is beautifully lit.

2. The Istiqlal Mosque

The Istiqlal Mosque was constructed in 1978, and it is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia. It has a capacity of more than 200,000 people. You may not be a Muslim, but visiting the Istiqlal Mosque is a must if you are making a trip to Jakarta. You would be stunned by the interior design of the mosque. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

3. The Jakarta Cathedral

The Jakarta Cathedral don't compare to the Istiqlal Mosque neither in size nor in the beauty of the design. Still, it's one of the places that you should visit in the capital of Indonesia. It was built in 1901 and it remains the largest establishment of the Roman Catholic church in Indonesia. The interior design of the cathedral can easily fool you that you are not in an Asian country but in Europe.

Chilling

1. Thousand Islands

Jakarta is a very busy city, and you can quickly get tired of it. And when you get tired of it, that's when you should go to the Thousand Islands. Located near the north coast of the city, these islands are the perfect place if you want to escape the city and feel closer to the nature. Here you can lay on the golden sand secluded beaches and have meals in the finest restaurants that are not overcrowded with tourists.

2. Ancol Dreamland

If you prefer enjoying water adventure parks, bowling arenas, roller-coaster rides, then Ancol Dreamland is the perfect theme park for you. Aside from all the things that you can find in this theme park, it can save you from the humidity of Jakarta.

3. Cafe Batavia

While you are in Jakarta you should visit as many cafes and restaurants as possible to try Indonesian cuisine. One venue is particularly recommended by every guidebook about the city and it is Café Batavia. There is a reason for that, it is situated in old downtown of Jakarta, known as Old Batavia, where you can have a cup of coffee and sample delicious meal while having a break from visiting the museums that are situated at Jakarta's old downtown. Aside from that, the cafe attracts the tourists with its peculiar interior design.

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