If you want to see the entire Indonesian archipelago, tradition, culture, historical places and also get have fun, you can find it all in just one place. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) will bring it all to you. TMII is an enormous garden, culture-based, and displays miniatures of various regions in Indonesia, an island, a place or a building. It is showing the diversity of Indonesia in one place. The location is quite close in Jakarta. Precisely is in East Jakarta.
TMII also known as Taman Mini or Little Garden, has a replica collection of 26 custom traditionally homes found from the Indonesian archipelago from Aceh, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java to Papua. There is also a history, handy crafts, arts and traditions of each region of the Indonesian archipelago.
Taman Mini is built with the idea of Ibu Tien Soeharto, the wife of the former president of Indonesia, Mr. Suharto. The Park started the construction in 1971 and was inaugurated by Mrs. Tien on April 20, 1975. Taman Mini was built with the purpose as a place to introduce Indonesian culture more easily, as a family recreation and education opportunities. There are also a variety of rides that can be played together with family or friends. Also there are Flora and Fauna Park, museums, IMAX Theater, theater performances and places of worship.
Inside TMII you will also see a lake with islands that resemble islands in the Indonesian archipelago. You can see the miniature island is more clearly from the air using a cable car. You can also surround the island or with a small boat or step on it.
Taman Mini is very broad so as to roam the whole place will take time. If you want to take the place quickly, you can use a special train that would pass through all the places in Taman Mini. This place is very good for those of you who want to know more about Indonesia. You do not need to get around to all regions of Indonesia to learn the culture and the history, you can just come here and enjoy traveling around Indonesia.
How to Get There:
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is very close to the Central Jakarta. It is located just 25 miles from there and only 5 km from Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport. You can get there by car, motorcycle, taxi or public transports are widely available there. For a more comfortable journey we suggest to use a taxi or car in the dry season due to the weather in Jakarta is quite hot.
Taman Mini is located in East Jakarta, when using the car takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour from the city center.
You can spend your time with your family or with friends, studying the culture and history of Indonesia. Here are some of the attractions in the mini park recommended for your visit.
Science and Technology Center: Here you can see and learn a variety of works in the field of science and technology. This building was inaugurated on 10 November 1995.
Museum of Indonesia: The place where you will see the Indonesian culture, indigenous, history of Indonesia as well as the transportation of his work. The museum is Consists of 3 floors with carved reliefs of the Ramayana story.
Stamp Museum Indonesia: In this place there are various types of stamps available in Indonesia. There are development and collections of stamp from antiquity to the present, and the technology of making stamps. This is an interesting place for those who have an interest in stamps or stamp collectors.
Museum of Transports: Progress and history of transportation in Indonesia from old to new one at transport museum.
Museum of Insects: Exhibiting a variety of insect species from Indonesia, more than 250 thousand kinds of insects that are owned. You can see a variety of beautiful insects or creepy insects.
Komodo Museum: The building of the museum resembles a giant Komodo. There are various collections of animals and of course Komodo as the original animal from Indonesian archipelago.
Orchid Garden and Bird Park: The garden contains various types of orchids which are very beautiful to see, and also there are different types of birds that origin from Indonesia. Orchid Garden and Bird Park is a suitable place to relaxing or take a photograph.
There are other interesting places in Little Garden such as the Museum of Telecommunication, Museum of Information, Asmat Museum, and many other interesting places that unfortunately if you miss.
• Taman Mini is very extensive, if you do not have much time you can follow the tour provided. By following the tour, you can save even more time and money. Also there is a discount if you go with a group.
• If you want to see all the rides here, you can stay at the complex are provided in this area.
• You can visit the Information Center for Information in TMII to know more about Indonesian culture. There is equipped with a library, mini theater, and a reading room. You can get information from books or audio-visual, more than 7 hundred provided.
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