Have Fun at Ancol Jakarta BayCity

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.
The Ancol complex includes a marina, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy Land), 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 local artists.
  • 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
  • Dream World
    Indonesi 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.
  • Craft Shops
    This colorful open-air market located in the Ancol Amusement Park 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.
    Both 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.
    Open Monday to Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 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.

Getting There
Ancol Bay can be reached by using buses, motorcycle, taxi, or rent a car. If you're coming from Bogor, there's a train available, but it's only on Sunday.

Where to Stay
Inside Ancol Jakarta BayCity area, you will find several hotels such as Raddin Hotel, Wisata Hotel, Mercure Hotel and Putri Duyung Cottages with varied price and facilities.

Dining Guide
You 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.

Moving Around
You can moving around inside Ancol Bay area by using a car, take a walk or ride a shuttle car which already provided.

Other Things to See or Do
In Ancol Bay Area, so many things to do or see. If you like water sports, in Ancol Jakarta BaycCity you can find jet ski rental there. You can do sailing or even visit Bidadari Island, one of the island among Thousand Islands Area.

Souvenir Tips
You 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.

Travel Tips

  • Equipped yourself with sun protection and bathing suits
  • Dont forget to bring an extra cloths
  • Many of souvenirs are sale with a fixed price. But, theres a possibility to bargain the price at Pasar Seni or Art Market.
  • More Information about ANCOL DREAMLAND, you can contact: Jl. R.E. Martadinata, North Jakarta.Phone: (62-21) 645-0117 / 6450-6711 / 640-6712, Fax: (6221)645-0118. Email : info@ancol.com. Website : www.Ancol.com

Source : www.jakarta-tourism.go.id and www.ancol.com