Jakarta - capital of Indonesia
The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta is hot and stuffy -a typical South Asian metropolis. Noisy and overcrowded to the limit, it consists of elegant glass skyscrapers, towering among the terrible slum. On the roads, traffic jams are known around the world, sparkling Lexus'y stand beside the poor, the fat of the fat.
An important symbol of Jakarta - the highest tower of the country(130 meters) with located on its observation deck. Stella is set in the heart of the city and reminds its residents about the years of struggle for independence. Located in the Tower Merdeka Square, which translated from Indonesian means "independence". If you look at the stele, it is virtually the same as the world famous Washington Monument.
The observation deck is located on the top of the tower(115 meters) and climb it is possible by means of the elevator. The underground part of the monument is also not empty. There is a museum dedicated to the history of Indonesia.
He is the main museum in Indonesia, andexhibition - one of the busiest in the entire Southeast Asia region. Here you can see all the historical, cultural and archaeological finds. Before you brought national costumes, art objects and utensils of all peoples living in this country. Halls of the museum is decorated with bas-reliefs and idols found in Javanese temples, ritual masks of Bali, a unique collection of Chinese Han Dynasty porcelain and jewelry that belonged to the former rulers of the country.
Near the entrance to the museum you can see a statue of the elephant, cast in bronze. It was donated in 1871 by the King of Thailand, so the second the name of the museum - the "House of the elephant."
The country's territory stretches overfifteen hundred islands. Visit one is not under force to any tourist. But the park Taman Mini - a great opportunity to look, if not all, then most. Children walk will bring a lot of joy in particular, becoming a mini tour.
Similar parks, offering their country inminiature, are very popular. Something similar is in Thailand and Malaysia. Hundreds of hectares of "Little Indonesia" placed all the provinces of the country. Moreover, Indonesians are constantly carried out on the territory of the park costume show.
The largest Catholic cathedral, inheritedMuslim Jakarta, from the time of Dutch rule. Lace gothic looks strange amid the hustle and bustle of city, but with all of this council continues to parishioners. And if you wish you can listen to organ music. Concerts are held punctually.