Located in Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown, Vihara Dharma Bhakti was built by a Chinese captain Oei Tjhie in 1755 to replace a previously demolished Buddhist temple that dated back to 1650. It was originally named Jin de Yuan (golden wisdom) but later its named was changed to the Indonesian translation Vihara Dharma Bhakti. Two pearl-eating dragons top the roof of the predominately red temple, while its interior features ancient bells and drums. Open to visitors from 5am–7pm, it draws followers of both Confucianism and Taoism. The best time to take photographs of the building is in the morning, around 9–10am, when sunlight bursts down into the courtyard to create beautiful beams cutting through the thick incense.
- Skyrink Skating
One of the largest ice skating rinks in Southeast Asia (1,248m2) and one of the most beautiful in Asia, is no doubt the right choice for you and your family for recreation in an environment that is fun and wholesomely healthy.
- Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
Ancol Dreamland or Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, is Jakarta’s largest and complete multi-themes park. A vast beach resort in the North of Jakarta facing the Java Sea, Ancol Dreamland covers
a wide 80 hectares swathe of shoreline. This is an integrated park that offers everything from beach and water sports to fun rides, swimming pools to Eco-Park and spectacular shows where international stars perform.
- Ragunan Zoo
Located at Pasar Minggu in South Jakarta, the Ragunan Zoo is a favorite attraction for the entire family especially during weekends and school holidays. Covering an area of 140 hectares, the Ragunan Zoo has a collection of 295 species of animals, including Indonesia’s own famous Komodo dragons.