To understand the history of the country, visit Jakarta’s many Museums and historical landmarks. The National Museum houses artifacts of the entire Indonesian archipelago from prehistoric times to the modern era. Here are stone statues, ceramics to intricate gold crowns and accessories.

Visit Kota Tua or Old Batavia for an insight into the history of Jakarta, then wander through the many museums around the Fatahillah Square, housing Wayang puppets, paintings of Indonesia’s master painters from Raden Saleh to Affandi, or see old-style banking and money at the Mandiri and the Bank Indonesia museums.

Other historic landmarks in Old Batavia are the Dutch drawbridge, the tower of the harbourmaster, old Chinese temples, and a lot more.

While, Taman Mini Indonesia (TMII) offers a wide range of museums as well as fascinating regional pavilions of original houses and architecture from around Indonesia.

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