The National Monument (Monas)

Have you ever visited the National Monument or Monas which is a landmark of the City of Jakarta? Monas is a beautiful historical place and has many meanings.
In 1955 President Soekarno created a design competition to create a monument that commemorates the struggle for Indonesian independence. This contest was carried out in two periods namely 1955 and 1960.
Silaban's design was successfully selected in the first contest, but in the next contest none of the works were successfully selected. President Soekarno then decided to ask Silaban to redesign the National Monument in accordance with the concept of his thinking in the form of Lingga and Yoni. Besides Silaban, there are several other architects who are also involved in the construction of Monas, namely R.M. Soedarsono. Monas was officially built on August 17, 1961 and began to be opened to the public on July 12, 1975.
National Monument or popularly called Monas is a memorial monument that has a height of 132 meters or about 433 feet and was built in an area of ​​80 hectares. Monas itself has a beauty that is located at the top of the monument because there is a flame coated with gold sheets that illustrates the spirit of the struggle of the Indonesian Nation that blazed like fire.
The goal was established by Monas to commemorate the resistance and struggle of the Indonesian people during the 1945 revolution, to inspire the Indonesian people and to inspire the spirit of patriotism as the next generation of the nation.
1. Relief of Indonesian History
Indonesian historical relief in the form of arising is found around the monument. The relief illustrates the history of Indonesia starting from the Dutch colonial era, the resistance of the Indonesian people to reaching the era of modern Indonesian development.
2. Independence Room
The independence room is located inside the amphitheater-shaped monument cup where many gold-plated objects in the room. In this room is a symbol of the state and independence of the Republic of Indonesia, one of which is the original manuscript of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence which is kept in a glass box in a gate gilded in gold.
3. The Peak Ground and the Fire of Independence
The peak court is at an altitude of 115 meters from the ground. There are binoculars for visitors to see beauty throughout the city of Jakarta, one of which is skyscrapers. At the top of the National Monument there is also a gold-coated gold cup weighing 50 kilograms and a flame or torch as a symbol of the spirit of the Indonesian people's struggle for independence.

Visit to Museum and Goblet
- 2.000 IDR (Children/Student)
- 3.000 IDR (College)
- 5.000 IDR (Adult)

Visit until Top Yard

- 4.000 IDR (Children/Student)
- 8.000 IDR (College)
- 15.000 IDR (Adult)

Public Transportation by using TransJakarta Bus from:

1. Kota Station (tariff: 2.000 IDR at 05.00 - 07.00 and 3.500.00 IDR at 07.00 - 05.00)
Take the TransJakarta from the Kota Station Bus Stop and get off at the National Monument (Corridor 1). It takes 10 minutes from the Kota Station to the National Monument by using TransJakarta.
Operating Time: Everyday, 24 hours.

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