This is Jakarta's largest and most popular recreation park. Used to be
known as "Jaya Ancol Dreamland", its extensive range of attractions
includes sea and fresh water aquariums, swimming pools, an artificial
lagoon for fishing and boating, a bowling alley, as well as an
assortment of nightclubs restaurants, and massage parlors.
Ancol complex includes a marina, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World), a golf
course, hotels and a drive-in theatre. The 'Pasar Seni' or art market
has a varied collection of Indonesian handicraft, paintings and
souvenirs on sale. An open-air theatre features live performances by
Bay can be reached by using buses, bike-cabs, taxis, or rented cars. If
you're coming from Bogor, there's a train available, but only on Sunday.
You can moving around inside Ancol Bay area by using a car, take a walk or ride a shuttle car which already provided.
* Ancol Beach
This water park consists of various pools and slides that will thrill
both children and adults that never quite grew up. Experience a day of
fun-filled adventures by braving the rapids, diving down the slides,
enjoying the exciting water rides or just splashing around. The theme
park was refurbished several times to ensure safety and everlasting
fun. Nonetheless children must always be supervised by adults. The
poolside restaurant is popular for its variety of local dishes
* Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World)
Indonesia own Disneyland where you can discover a cultural journey
through Indonesia and many other countries. With the accent on fun,
other attractions include a thrilling cork screw roller coaster,
adventurous flume rides, turbo tour simulators, bumper cars as well as
many other exciting fairground amusements. Open Mon to Sat, from 2 p.m.
to 9 p.m. Sun from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Amusement Park A
village unto itself, this 24-hour park has hotels, nightclubs, shops,
and amusement centers, including an oceanarium with dolphin and sea
lion shows, a golf course, a race-car track, a four-pool complex with a
wave pool, and water slides. Africa is represented by a comedy of
mechanized monkeys, America by a Wild West town, Europe by a mock Tudor
house, and Asia by buildings from Thailand, Japan, India, and Korea.
Rides, shooting galleries, and food stalls surround these attractions,
all set on 1,360 acres of land reclaimed from the bay in 1962. COST:
Admission. Sat.-Thurs. 11-6, Fri. 1:20-10.
* Marina Ancol
This is a special port for yachts, motor and sail boats, and the port
of departure to Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands resorts. This is
also a good location for windsurfing and other marine recreation. Beach
facilities for the sea or lagoon area are amply provided: water cycles,
canoes, sail boats, fishing gear and many others. Stalls are abundant,
serving drinks and snacks along the beach.
* Seaworld This
giant oceanarium proudly introduces visitors to more than 4,000 fish
and sharks from 300 species. Come and enjoy the deep-sea panorama while
strolling through an 80-meter tunnel. The fascinating creatures live in
some 500 million liters of seawater and are fed three times a day (some
hand-fed). The attraction also features a theater which plays three
educational films in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Open Monday to
Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Ancol Golf
Built as part of the giant recreational area in Ancol Dreamland in
North Jakarta, the 18-hole plays to par 17 with a length of 6,501
meters. Here, the sea wind is often an interesting challenge for
golfers. Padang Golf Jaya Ancol has no membership restrictions and is
suitable for those wishing to combine golf with a family outing.
Facilities at the clubhouse include club rental, pro shop, driving
range, locker rooms, hot / cold showers and a spacious parking lot.
Ancol Bay Area, there are so many things to do or see. If you like
water sports, in Ancol Jakarta BayCity you can find jet ski rental
there. You can do sailing or even visit Bidadari Island, one of the
island among Thousand Islands Area.
Ancol Jakarta BayCity area, you will find several hotels such as Raddin
Hotel, Wisata Hotel, Mercure Hotel and Putri Duyung Cottages with
various prices and facilities.
may find many food stalls offering their specialties dishes. There's
also one location near Pantai Carnaval which is a place for lots of
restaurant served local and international dishes and several of them
are serving seafood as their specialties. For the beverage, its worth
to try "Es Kelapa Muda" or Young Coconut Ice.
colorful open-air art market is located at the Ancol Amusement Park,
which provides the unique experience of not only buying quality
Indonesian arts and craft, but also a chance to see and meet the
artisans at work. You can watch puppet makers, wood-carvers, painters,
and many other craft makers from throughout the archipelago cheerfully
working on their creations.
At this art and handicraft market,
visitors get to watch Indonesian artists creating their masterpieces.
Hundreds of artists from all over the country congregate here to
exhibit their work, making the spot a fascinating place for tourists
and art connoisseurs. You can even get a portrait of yourself done.
traditional and modern art and crafts are on display, including
paintings, sculptures, traditional Indonesian wayang kulit (leather
puppets), gemstone jewelry and many other artistic products. Art
performances are frequently held at the Art Market (Pasar Seni) inside
the Jaya Ancol Dreamland on Jakarta's beach. They normally range from
wayang kulit shadow plays to folk dances and modern drama.
The market is open Monday to Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
can buy lots souvenir in every attractions inside Ancol Bay Area, with
their own characteristic souvenir. Also you can buy some Indonesian art
as a souvenir at Pasar Seni or Art Market.
* Equip yourself with sun protection and bathing suits * Dont forget to bring an extra cloths * Many souvenirs are sold with fixed prices. But, theres a possibility to bargain at Pasar Seni or Art Market.