National Monument or Monumen Nasional or better known as “Monas” is a 132-metre tower in the centre of Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta. Opened in 1875 to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence, Monas houses the National History Museum History and Hall of Independence. The obelisk itself is clad in Italian marble, topped by a flame covered in gold foil and featured a 115-metre high observation deck, boasting stunning panoramic views of Jakarta.
Address: Gambir, Central Jakarta
Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00 PM daily (closed on the last Monday of each month)