National Monument - From Istiqlal Mosque, Indonesia
The National Monument (Monas) is a 132-meter-high tower in the center of Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It serves as a symbol of the country’s fight for independence and is topped by a flame coated in gold. The Memorial Park at the base of Monas is home to several statues and monuments dedicated to Indonesia’s national heroes, martyrs, and struggles. The site is surrounded by elegant gardens, park benches, and wide open fields of lush green. Visitors can enter the tower’s elevator to get a great view of the city from the viewing deck at the top of Monas. At the base of Monas, the main pedestrian area of Pasar Baru also emanates hustle and bustle with its vibrant collection of fashion, jewelry, and eateries. It is a perfect destination for anyone wishing to experience Jakarta life.