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Located in the heart of the city, the Monumen Nasional, or National Monument, is roughly 1 square km full of expansive lawns and shade trees. Visible from blocks away is the 433′ (132m) obelisk monument symbolizing Indonesia’s fight for freedom. Completed in 1975, the park has become a destination for families as the city’s largest open area where motorized vehicles are prohibited, although the AIG saw more than a few local workarounds.
Come on a Saturday night to witness a laser light and fountain show, where the tower is lit with a rainbow of colors while crowds lounge on the lawn and partake in volleyball, football (soccer), and the occasional python wrangling.