Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. Jakarta Barat, also known as West Jakarta, is one of the districts of the city. It is a part of the Old Batavia town and is also home to Glodok, which is the city’s Chinatown. This area offers various areas of interest for tourists including street hawker food, Chinese temple complexes, restaurants with Chinese cuisine and multiple shopping areas.
For those tourists interested in delving into the culture of the city, Jakarta Barat features a variety of places to visit. Nadi Gallery is a popular place among tourists interested in art and paintings. Some popular monuments that
usually catch the eye of most tourists are Diamond City Hanging Bridge, which is built near diamond fort and renovated multiple times; it is the Old Batavia’s central bridge. Another famous monument in this area is the
Reformation Monument, which commemorated the killing of four Trisakti University students. This district of Jakarta also features some museums that not only showcases the city’s history and culture but also have interesting exteriors. The museums that attract the most attention are Jakarta History Museum, which includes an exhibit of prehistoric Jakarta, Puppet Museum, which, as the name suggests, houses an impressive collection of puppets and Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, which features a collection of fine arts and ceramics of Indonesia.
Tourists, who simply want more adventure, relax or simply have fun, can visit the various cinemas located in Jakarta Barat, like Anggrek XXI, Daan Mogot 21, Blitz Megaplex or GM 21 or spas, like Bliss spa, Kimochi Spa or Puri Spa, in this part of the city. Tourists can unwind in some of the karaoke bars like Deluxe Karaoke, Hole in one karaoke or travel karaoke. Tourists who are more interested in sports can play golf at the Puri Driving range, go bowling at Ocean bowling, play billiards at Citra Pool or Texas Billiard or simply have fun skating at the Skyrink.
Jakarta Barat also offers an active nightlife for those who like to party all night as well as have fun during the day. There are various popular nightclubs in this district like Golden Crown and Lido Palace. This area is not only the city’s largest nightlife area but it is also the red light district quarter called ‘Mangga Besar’. There are also various discotheques, like Antik Discotheque, Kaliber, Widya Discotheque and Jakarta discotheque, for those who are looking for a place to dance as well as have some fun.
Jakarta Barat also has the country’s largest shopping mall called Taman Anggrek, which is also known as Orchid Shopping Mall. Other shopping malls include places like Lokasari and Ciputra Mall. There are also various lanes meant for cheap shopping found in places like Mangga Dua and Gajah Mada Square.
Tourists planning to visit Jakarta Barat can make reservations at Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel. It is an ideal point of departure for the various excursions in the city. It is in close proximity to popular places like Taman Anggrek Mall and Central Park. They offer various amenities and services on site to make their guests feel comfortable and spend and unforgettable as well as an enjoyable time.
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