Visitors will inevitably be pulled to the National Monument to
inspect the enormous phallic obelisk that can be seen from much of
the city. The first president Sukarno began to build the structure
as a symbol of nationalism complete with 35 kilograms of gold
shaped into the tip's flames. For visitors it serves as a great
landmark in an otherwise confusing city centre and it also offers
elevator rides to the top for a bird's eye view of the city. The
surrounding park and monument are open to the public which includes
a museum and hall of mediation at the monument's base.
Address: Lapangan Merdeka, Monas, Gambir Telephone: +62 21 384 0451 Opening Time: 8.30am to 5pm daily, closed last Monday of every
month Admission: free
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