In the city’s far southeast, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a ‘whole country in one park’.
This 100-hectare park has full-scale traditional houses for each of Indonesia’s provinces, with displays of regional handicrafts and clothing, a mini-scale Borobudur, an orchid garden and a bird park. Museums, theatres and an IMAX cinema are scattered throughout the grounds, which all command additional entrance fees. Free cultural performances are staged (usually around 10am); Sunday is the big day for cultural events, but shows are also held during the week.
You can walk, drive, take a shuttle bus or use the monorail or cable car to get around the park. Taman Mini is about 18km from the city centre. To get there, take a Koridor 7 bus to the Kampung Rambutan terminal and then a T15 metro-mini to the park entrance. A taxi from central Jakarta costs about Rp. 85,000.