Historical landmark in Jakarta: Monas

The National Monument or Monas is a 433 ft (132 metre) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta was built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. The flame on top of the tower is covered with gold foil.

The basement of the monument houses artefacts and dioramas that depict the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present. Discover more historical sites in Jakarta.

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