The largest and most populous city in South-East Asia, all superlatives known to man can be applied to this beautiful Indonesian place. Its name alone is synonymous with escapism, suggestive of mythical charm. Located to the north of the island of Java, the capital of the country is constantly undergoing change, expanding upwards, expanding horizontally, its frenzy vibe is sure to surprise everyone.
The ultimate Asiatic megalopolis, it homes tourist attractions and ideal places allowing people to enjoy oriental torpor, Pacific lethargy. The Betawi quarters serve as testimony, where the inhabitants of Jakarta uphold their traditions, modelled on Setu Babakan, in the south, and Tugu in the north. By means of cultural performances and entertainment, these quarters offer a direct glimpse of the Indonesian soul, right at the heart of a gigantic city.
You must look beyond the sky-scrapers to enjoy its conviviality, visiting the stalls serving ayam goreng, fried chicken dishes and bakmi (meat noodles). Jakarta is primarily a place for pleasure-seekers; the festival begins once night time arrives. Sophisticated clubs appear to pop out of nowhere, and the music scene magically makes itself known. With quintessential festive vibe, which locals are proud to share and which you have to discover for yourself!
The surrounding natural areas are also worth discovering, take a trip to enjoy the magnificence. We are thinking in particular of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, the Kawah Ijen volcano and even Ancol, highly regarded for its infrastructures and numerous activities. However nothing can beat the beauty of the hundred of islands populating the bay of Jakarta, particularly the islands of Tidung and Putri. Once you are lying on a fine sand beach, civilisation appears a world away!