One of the famous recreation places in Jakarta is National Monument or called Monas. Monas is located in the centre of Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta. The monument was finished to build in 1961. The idea to build this monument came from Mr. Soekarno, the former President of Indonesia.
The monument represents the Indonesian’s struggle for freedom against the Dutch. The monument is 137 metres high. On the top is a flame-like made of 14,5 ton bronze coated with 35 kg of gold. It also represents the endless spirit of Indonesian people to fight and reach the freedom.
To explore the monument, the visitors can use the elevator to take them up just below the flame, about 115 metres high. From here, the visitors can enjoy seeing the angle ofJakarta. In the bottom of the monument you can see the diorama of lndonesia’s history, and in the other room you will see the text of Indonesia’s independence and the recorded proclamation by Mr. Soekarno.