Bundaran HI (Selamat Datang Monument) is a striking landmark that dominates Jakarta’s skyline. It’s also a popular social gathering point and a site for passive demonstrations. Unveiled in 1962, Bundaran HI served to welcome the sportspeople who competed in the Asian Games IV. It was one of several projects commissioned to improve and beautify Jakarta in advance of hosting the games. Today enjoy the warm hospitality offered by the city to its millions of visitors.
The National Monument (locally known as Monas) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jakarta, a 132 m tower topped by a 14.5 ton, gold plated bronze flame, situated at the heart of Merdeka Square. It was built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence, and a good place to get a grasp of Indonesian history. Its construction was equally historic, spanning two presidents and surviving a coup.