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About North Jakarta

Besides shopping centers, tourist attractions in North Jakarta include beautiful beaches, educative tours, and historic sites. Being a part of the Indonesian Special Regions, this city is divided into six districts: Cilincing, Kelapa Gading, Koja, Tanjung Priok, Penjaringan, and Pademangan. Of all districts, Kelapa Gading is considered the most developed area in terms of the city infrastructure. North Jakarta is also home to several landmarks, such as Museum Sejarah Jakarta (Jakarta History Museum), and two harbors or pelabuhan: Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok and Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa. Besides being a renowned attraction in North Jakarta, Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok serves as economic leverage of the city. It is claimed as the busiest commercial harbor in Indonesia for export-import activities. On the same location also lie several industrial centers. Moreover, the city is supported by modern infrastructure, from grant-maintained schools to sophisticated shopping centers. It also offers a wide range of culinary delights and one of the famous tourist centers in Jakarta, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland).

Top Things to Do in North Jakarta

Behind the city’s hustle and bustle, this administrative region offers various places of interests, from historical sites to modern attractions. Here are some interesting things you can find in North Jakarta

Sunda Kelapa Harbor

Sunda Kelapa is always linked to the history of Indonesia. Around the area of the harbor, you will find numerous historical buildings and sites that feature old-fashioned architecture. The antiquity and nostalgic feeling are some of the attractions that Sunda Kelapa offers. Moreover, a line of Pinisi boats that are anchored to the dock create a picturesque landscape that everyone will love. Another interesting thing you shouldn’t miss while visiting this harbor is the panoramic view of the sunset that you can capture along the docks.  

Museum Bahari

About 2.8 kilometers away from Sunda Kelapa, you can find Museum Bahari or Marine Museum. This museum exhibits a collection of historical relics that are related to seafaring and nautical activities in Indonesia from time to time. Some miniatures and replicas of Indonesian ships are also displayed in this museum. In the past, VOC used this museum site as the main warehouse to store various types of spices. During the Japanese colonialism, Museum Bahari was also used to store weapons and food supplies.

Aqua Fun Ancol

Located in Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Aqua Fun Ancol offers various fun rides which are built on the sea. All rides are made of balloons, making them look like large balloon castles. To reach the playing area, you have to walk across a plastic bridge over the sea. However, if you prefer a more challenging route, you can jump from a trampoline and swim in the sea towards the area. Either way, you are always required to wear a life jacket to keep you safe.

Mangrove Angke Kapuk 

Looking for a peaceful space surrounded by tall, luxuriant trees? Then Mangrove Angke Kapuk is a perfect destination for you. As far as the eye can see, you can enjoy a line of mangrove trees that fill the open space. This tourist attraction also provides accommodation sites, such as camping cabins and cottage-style villas. For dining, you can visit the on-site restaurant which is designed in lesehan style.

Alive Museum Ancol 

Create an unforgettable vacation by visiting Alive Museum. Having the same concept as the Museum of Madame Tussaud, Alive Museum offers the Alive Star zone which displays various waxworks of world stars, such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Korean idols. Moreover, this museum features an exhibition area of 3D paintings. All paintings in this zone are created using three-dimensional illusion tricks, making them look alive and more real than regular paintings.

Learning Farm Ecopark Ancol

Located in Ancol tourism area, Learning Farm Ecopark Ancol is an educational park intended for children. While participating in many activities in this park, children can learn all about farming, from growing crops to plowing the land. The park features fruit and vegetable gardens where children can learn about various types of organic crops as well as herbal plants. They can also have fun by joining challenging outbound activities on site.

Top Culinary in North Jakarta

From street food stalls to high-rank restaurants, North Jakarta is claimed as the capital city’s culinary paradise. Here are some unique local delights in North Jakarta that you should taste

Seblak Jeletet Murni 

Located in Pademangan, Seblak Jeletet Murni mainly serves the savory and spicy dish called seblak made from various ingredients, including kwetiau, noodle, and meatball. The dish is also served in different level of spiciness, ranging from Level 0 to Level 5. If you are a fan of spicy foods, seblak is definitely a must-try.  

Waroeng BP 

Waroeng BP is a unique restaurant that serves meatball in the pans instead of bowls. Located in Sunter, this restaurant offers a wide selection of meatballs, including mince meatball, cheese meatball, and smoked chicken meatball. All portions of meatballs are served with various toppings, such as siomay, noodle, and pangsit or Chinese wonton.

Seafood Ayu

Seafood Ayu is one of the most favorite seafoodrestaurants in North Jakarta. Located in Kelapa Gading, this restaurant opens from 18.00 and serves a wide variety of seafood, such as various types of fish, crabs, shrimps, and clams. All are served with different sauces, including Padang sauce, oyster sauce, or sweet and sour sauce. 

Where to Stay in North Jakarta

Complete your vacation in North Jakarta by booking the best accommodation. Here are some recommended hotels in the city that you can choose depending on your holiday needs and budgets

Aston Marina Ancol 

Aston Marina Ancol is a 4-star hotel located in Marina Mediterania, Tower A. One of the best things about this hotel is its proximity to some popular attractions, such as Dunia Fantasi and Taman Impian Jaya Ancol.

Hariston Hotel & Suites 

Offering classy and comfortable guest rooms, Hariston Hotel & Suites will give you excellent service and amenities of a 4-star accommodation. This hotel lies on Jalan Terusan Bandengan Utara No.1.

HARRIS Hotel & Convention Kelapa Gading

Strategically situated in Kelapa Gading Timur, this hotel provides excellent facilities for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel’s location is also close to some renowned shopping centers in the city, such as Mall Kelapa Gading and La Piazza. 

Now, you can easily book those hotels and other accommodation sites in North Jakarta via Traveloka app. In addition to hotels, Traveloka provides booking services for flight tickets and admission tickets to numerous tourist attractions in North Jakarta.