Built to celebrate the nation's independence, National Monument (MONAS) towers over central Jakarta and serves as the city's principal landmark. Considered one of the architectural extravagances of Sukarno, Indonesia's first president, this 130 m (425 ft) monument features a sculpted flame on the top, decorated with over 30 kg (70 lb) of gold foil. Built of Italian marble, the soaring tower houses a history museum at its base, where you can see over 50 dioramas narrating the country's struggle for independence. Head to the observation deck for sweeping views of the city from a height of almost 120 m (400 ft). Put National Monument (MONAS) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jakarta journey planning app.
Tours To National Monument (MONAS)
Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $77
Duration: 7 hours
Private Jakarta City Tour : Full-day Explore Highlight Places and Historic Sites BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
National Monument (MONAS) Reviews
THE symbol of Independence of Indonesia is a big tower, you can go inside to visit and go to the top, but beware, can be very busy in weekends. A lot of info about the fight for independence and a... more »
In the center of Merdeka (means freedom) square, one can visit the impressive Monas monument celebrating the independence of Indonesia from Dutch colonial rule. The memorial is more than 100 meters... more »
Indonesia’s most iconic landmark and historical site in the centre of Jakarta. The place is huge and no cars are allowed inside. It is quite a walk from the gate to the centre of the monument and up to the highest vantage point. It is a very good view of Jakarta from above the monument. If you are going up the monument, please come early to avoid the queue as there is only a single lift which accommodate 8 people each trip.
Nice to visit, Main attraction in Jakarta. Best time to visit evening, and stay until night. Evening light setup also very nice. We can visit there inside of that tower one Museum, and top yard also we can go and enjoy
Plan your trip to Jakarta
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Jakarta
See all ›
Hidden gems in Jakarta
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Jakarta
Plans to National Monument (MONAS) by other users
3 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Jakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Java BY A USER FROM LATVIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Java BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium