Just like the name, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a miniature park of beautiful Indonesia. Located in the capital Jakarta, the park exhibits enthralling culture. From entire Indonesia’s 300 ethnic groups. Even more, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah also exhibits Indonesia’s natural beauty, coming from over 17,000 islands.
At 1,5 km square area. It is a wonder how the park manages to squeeze the country’s rich diversity. In such a relatively small space. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or TMII was founded in 1975 by Tien Soeharto. The first lady of Indonesia’s second president.
There’s a large artificial lake in the middle of the park called Indonesia Miniature Lake. The lake has a collection of artificial islands designed to replicate the Indonesian archipelago. Surrounding the lake. Traditional houses from 33 provinces of Indonesia were built on a real-life scale.
Apart from the traditional houses, there are over 50 attractions to explore. Taman Mini has 19 museums, 7 nature parks, 3 cultural parks, 4 recreational parks, and other attractions. One of the most striking structures built here is the Keong Mas IMAX theater.
The stack shell architecture might look like it tries to imitate Sidney Opera House. But the design, in fact, resembles the golden snail ‘Keong mas’ from famous Indonesian folklore.
Rent A Bike & Explore Anjungan
The best way to get around the vast Taman Mini Indonesia Park area is by bike. Which available for rent at Rp15,000/hour. First, go to the nearby Anjungan which is the closest one to the park’s entrance. Anjungan is what the traditional houses called. At Anjungan, prepare for a culture trip from Aceh to Papua.
At Jogjakarta’s Joglo house, try to play with the traditional instrument Gamelan. Walkthrough a beautiful Balinese gate “Candi Bentar” when visiting Bali’s Anjungan. When passing in front of West Sumatra’s Anjungan, it’s hard to miss the sight of a colorful Gadang traditional house.
Here visitors can learn about the only matriarch society in Indonesia, the Minang tribe. Continue to go on the bike, because there are still 30 other traditional houses to explore.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Museum
Among the 19 museums at TMII, some are definitely not to miss. Asmat Museum will bring visitors away to Papua, the westernmost province of Indonesia popular for its Raja Ampat diving spot. But away from the ocean, the Asmat tribe lives deep in the Papuan jungle. Get to know about their customs and traditions in this museum.
Try to make some beats with a war drum instrument called Tifa. And learn how to make Asmat’s staple food, the sagoo. Museum of Indonesian Fauna stands out with its giant Komodo architecture. It’s a museum, not a zoo. So expect to meet a lot of preserved animals from birds, butterflies, mammals, marine biota, and reptiles.
But go outside to the backyard and be delighted as there are some real Komodo dragons living here. There are other living reptiles too, such as crocodiles and tortoises.
Garden and Nature Parks
Gardens at TMII are where one can take a quiet break with greens and nature. Park the bike and instead, go for a walk at The Bird Park. Swans and koi fishes swim at a small artificial river, while pelicans walk casually among people. Play several minutes with friendly pigeons. Before heading to Jasmine and Cactus Garden nearby.
Learn Indonesian aquatic fauna at The Freshwater Aquarium Park. At Aquarium Park, be ready to observe about 126 species of Indonesian freshwater fishes here. Arowana (Scleropages formosus). A type of fish mainly found in the Borneo rivers is on display.
Along with its local sibling shark saws (Pristis microdon), and Tapah (wallago leerii). The collection also extends to fishes from other tropical countries. Enjoy the sight of the giant Arapaima, a giant freshwater fish that originated from South America.
After all the educational visits to museums, parks, and traditional houses, it’s time to have some fun. Experience again the nostalgic childhood at Istana Anak. The Disneyland of TMII. Ride the rabbit train or get on to the Ferris wheel.
Inside Istana Anak’s Disney-esque castle. Mannequins clothed with Indonesia’s traditional costumes will remind visitors of a large dollhouse. Only more exotic. It’s easy to spot the golden snail building since it glitters under the sun.
Go to Theater IMAX Keong Mas to watch Indonesian classics folktale. Take a ride with a Gondola, where riders can have a nice view of the Indonesia Archipelago Lake from above. Lastly, strip off Jakarta’s heat from the body by swimming at Snowbay Waterpark.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah TMII Opening Hours
Taman Mini is open early at 7 AM and closed late at 10 PM. The park is open every day.
|Taman Mini Indonesia Indah TMII Park Opening Hours|
|Every day||07:00 – 22:00|
|Rides Operational Hours||08:30 – 17:00|
|Snowbay Waterpark||08:00 – 18:00|
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Entrance Fee
The entrance ticket is Rp20.000 for everyone both local or foreign visitors. But guests will need to pay an additional fee for museums and parks admission too. Meanwhile, the price varies, but on average, tickets cost Rp10.000/museum. Recreational parks have more expensive ticket prices, from Rp40.000 for IMAX theater to Rp140.000 for the waterpark.
|Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Entrance Fee|
|Adult & Children||Rp20.000|
|Private Vehicle Ticket||Rp15.000 (car) / Rp10.000 (motorcycle)|
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Museum Ticket Price
There are more than enough museums to get to know better of Indonesian history. From the diversity of its origin ethnic tribe, the technology to
|Taman Mini Indonesia Indah – Museum Entrance Fee|
|Electricity & New Energy||Rp10.000|
|National Sport Museum||Rp2.000|
|Science & Technology Museum||Rp16.500|
|Oil & Gas||Rp15.000|
|Bayt Al-Qur’an & Istiqlal Museum||Free|
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah The Children’s Castle Rides & Entrance Fee
The castle is an all-aged free zone. However, some of the rides are suitable only for children.
|Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Castle Rides & Entrance Fee|
|Rabbit Train Ride||Rp10.000|
|Sendang Sejodo Pool Weekday & Weekend||Rp20.000 / Rp25.000|
Theather & Amusement Park Ticket
Likewise, not only the park is huge TMII also has the Snowbay waterpark. Bring a swimming cloth, try all the rides and get wet in the waterpark. Snowbay waterpark is open every day including in National Holiday. And opens from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.
|Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Snowbay Waterpark Ticket & Theather|
|Snowbay waterpark||Rp140.000 (Mon-Fri) Rp180.000 (Sat-Sun & National Holiday)|
|IMAX Theather Keong Mas||Rp40.000 (Regular) / Rp75.000 (VIP/Balcony)|
|Keong Mas Legend Park||Rp20.000 (Mon-Fri) / Rp30.000 (Sat-Sun)|
|The Eye Legend||Rp20.000|
|Aeromovel||Rp30.000 (Mon-Fri) / Rp40.000 (Sat-Sun)|
|Cable Car||Rp40.000 (Mon-Fri) / Rp50.000 (Sat-Sun)|
|4 Dimension Theather||Rp20.000 Weekday / Rp25.000 Weekend|
|Freshwater & Insect World||Rp30.000|
|Komodo & Reptile Park||Rp25.000|
|Bicycle Rent||Rp15.000/hour (single) Rp25.000/hour (double)|
TMII is equipped well with facilities. Large parking lots accommodate dozens of cars and buses. There are hotels inside the complex for visitors looking for a place to stay. Also, restaurants, gift shops, and even a bookstore are also available within the area. Toilets are available at almost every parks and museum.
How To Get To Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
From Soekarno Hatta International Airport, visitors can go to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah by rental cars or taxi. While the journey takes 1 hour. Certainly, it is not including time waste being trap in Jakarta’s horrendous traffic. Using a taxi straight from the airport is also expensive.
Therefore, choose public transport instead. Use a Damri bus with the route from Soekarno Hatta Airport to Tamini Square. Visitors can find Damri busses near the airport’s Terminal 3. From Tamini Square, make transit and hop on to a bus heading for the Taman Mini entrance. For a faster option, visitors can use a taxi service from Tamini Square to the destination.