A Couple Things You Can Do in Jakarta, at Lapangan Banteng Area

If you like to do some activities instead of just shopping and dining, visiting a park could become your choice for Things You Can Do in Jakarta. So, if you want to explore parks in Central Jakarta, we suggest you visit Lapangan Banteng.

A brief history of the place, Lapangan Banteng used to be named “Waterlooplein” to commemorate the defeat of France in the Battle of Waterloo by the Dutch colony. There was a lion statue as a sign of victory, so the other name was “Lion Field”. Since the lion symbolize Dutch colonialism, the former president of Indonesia, Soekarno renamed the field as Lapangan Banteng or literally means “Buffalo’s Field”.

In the present time, Lapangan Banteng has been functioning as a recreational park. A place where you can do many activities for Things You Can Do in Jakarta. You can exercise, bike, run, picnic, or sightsee in the area. There is also an iconic monument where you can take pictures. It is a statue of a man with widespread arm, to representation of West Papua Liberation from the Dutch colony, Irian Jaya Liberation Monument.

The location is in the heart of the city, Central Jakarta, close with other iconic places such as the Jakarta Cathedral and Pos Bloc. So, you can make a short stop at other places before or after visiting the park. As there are many Things You Can Do in Jakarta around this area, you can choose which one suit your preference more.

The place is open from 6 AM to 8 PM on weekdays and closes at 9 PM on weekends. Another perk, there is a fountain attraction every Saturdays and Sunday nights from 6.30 to 7.30 PM. On certain occasions, plants and animals’ exhibitions held in the field. So, there are so many options for Things You Can Do in Jakarta in this place.

If you plan to visit Jakarta someday, join us on Jakarta Walking Tour. We will take you to learn in-depth about Jakarta’s history, culture, and see more interesting things in Central Jakarta. See you around!