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Top Spots to See The Beauty of Jakarta From Above

EXPLORE JAKARTA | 28 March 2018

Jakarta may not have an Empire State building or Eiffel from which to take in aerial views of the city, but there are a few options for those who want to enjoy the evening from the highest angle. Although Jakarta has numerous skyscrapers, only a few of them permit rooftop access.

NOW!JAKARTA lists public spaces, including bars, and hospitality which offer on the cloud attraction.

City Eye at National Monument (MONAS)

Located at Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, National Monument (Monas) is 132 metres high and has four points from which to view the city. Since the city government opened Monas at night, visitors are able to access the site starting from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, Monday to Friday. The tower is open until midnight on weekends and holidays.

Entrance fees are IDR 7.500 for adults and IDR 3.500 for children. A lift takes visitors up to the viewing gallery. Around 700 tickets are available everyday and sales end at 9 pm. For an affordable price, visitors can experience magnificent views of Jakarta.

Also a  museum since its establishment in 1975, Monas is the perfect place to stop by during a tour of the city. There is also a water fountain nearby which “dances” at scheduled time periods.

On The Sky Cafes and Rooftop Bars

Jakarta has many rooftop bars and cafes where guests can spend time with colleagues and friends in a semi-outdoor setting. Designed for casual dining, rooftop bars and lounges offer a variety of food and beverages while enjoying leisure moment with city lights view.


SKYE is the most popular sky-dining bar and lounge which located in the heart of Jakarta, at 56th floor BCA Tower, Bundaran HI, Central Jakarta. SKYE mostly serves Italian-style food.

Cloud at The Plaza

Located at 49th The Plaza Tower, Thamrin, Central Jakarta, Cloud is the fine dining lounge with an indoor and outdoor area with the classy atmosphere. It’s the recommended place for those who also want to enjoy the cityscape with music in the background.

La Vue

La Vue at The Hermitage Menteng is situated on the 7th floor of the building. Even though the location is not significantly high, La Vue offers a wider view Jakarta’s golden triangle (an area roughly stretching from the south to central areas, considered the heart of the city’s commercial and diplomatic neighbourhoods). The place is perfect to take in the sunset without competing for space with other guests.

Night Stay

The perfect hotel room is often determined by the view. The premier hotels in Jakarta offer a lively night staycation with the wondrous cityscape.

The Westin Jakarta

Westin is currently the tallest hotel in Jakarta with an altitude of 288.6 metres with 272 rooms from floors 53 to 66, as the part of Gama Tower (lower side). Henshin on the 67th floor is the highest restaurant and bar in Indonesia and offers a range of drinks as well as Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.

Raffles Jakarta

Rising 253 metres is the Raffles Jakarta. With a total of 52 floors and more than 200 rooms, this hotel, situated in Ciputra World in Kuningan, South Jakarta is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious night with high-quality service and views from above.

Keraton at The Plaza

With its name derived from the ancient Javanese palace, Keraton at the Plaza offers a glamorous city view in the heart of Jakarta. Known as the hotel and residence, Keraton at the Plaza is 225 metres high with the most opulent rooms.

Located in the most elite location in the city, the hotel and residence is certainly five-star living.