Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is a park located in East Jakarta.
Situated in East Jakarta, one of the easiest ways to reach the park via public transportation is by bus. The Transjakarta bus route 7D, TMII-Cawang UKI, stops right at the gates of the park.
Passengers can take the bus from its first stop, the interchange bus stop Cawang UKI, which is situated right in front of the Indonesian Christian University (UKI) in East Jakarta.
TMII is open every day from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., however, museums and architectural displays, and some other destinations close at 4 pm.
The entry price to TMII is IDR 15,000 (US$ 1) per person plus the vehicle entry fee, which is IDR 15,000 for a car, IDR 10,000 for a motorbike, and IDR 1,000 for a bike.
The fee does not cover the cost of renting transportation inside the premises or entrance to the various museums and amusement parks located inside.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah spans 1.5 square kilometers and is basically a condensed version of the country, giving a glimpse into the cultural heritage in the form of architectural displays of traditional houses, as well as costumes, flora, and fauna.
In the center of the park is the Archipelago Lake, which hosts man-made islands in the shape of Indonesia’s own major islands as would be seen on a map.
Around the lake are the clusters of anjungan (platforms), displaying traditional houses representing each province in the country, such as a Minangkabau house from West Sumatra, Toraja’s Tongkonan from South Sulawesi, and the signature carvings of traditional Balinese architecture.
The expansive area can be explored by foot, on a motorbike, by car, or the various modes of transportation available to take you around the park. You can rent a bike or purchase a pass for the mini-shuttle bus inside the complex. To get a bird’s eye view, visitors can ride on the aeromovel, or sky lift.
TMII is also home to numerous museums, as well as flora and fauna gardens. In reflection of Indonesia’s officially recognized religions, there is also a place of worship to representing each of the country’s religions; a mosque, Protestant and Catholic churches, a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple, or vihara, and a Confucian temple – all of which hold regular services.
Visitors can also relax and let loose at one of the amusement parks inside the complex.
You can go to SnowBay Waterpark for a swim or take the kids to Istana Anak Anak Indonesia (Indonesian Children’s Palace).
Exciting rides can be found at Taman Legenda Keong Emas (Legendary Golden Snail Park) or watch a movie in Indonesia’s first IMAX cinema at Keong Mas (Golden Snail), which as its name implies is shaped like a snail.