Located in North Jakarta, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (or Ancol Dreamland) is Jakarta’s largest amusement park, inclusive of an oceanarium, water park and other amusement rides. It’s most famous for Seaworld Indonesia, which was the reason why we were there in the first place.
By night, when the amusement rides close, Ancol evolves into this amazing & beautiful nightspot, especially perfect as it’s by the sea. The sky becomes a rainbow of colors as the sun begins its descent, and a walk along the bridge straight out to sea, where Bridge Cafe is literally in the middle of the sea (you are above the water) is definitely a must.
If you’re in Jakarta and you’re looking to escape from all the traffic jams, the pollution, the noise and the sense of being cramped into one place all the time, take a trip up North to Ancol. It’s definitely worth it.