HARMONY IN WELTEVREDEN (GAMBIR WALKING TOUR)

HARMONY IN WELTEVREDEN (GAMBIR WALKING TOUR)
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$17.11
Duration: 3 hours
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The diverse religions and cultures in Indonesia inevitably have direct impact to the history of the capital city. The proximity of the religious sites in Gambir area are the evidences of inter-religious tolerance since the past era. Explore inside the biggest mosque and church in Indonesia. You will also be introduced with some historical sites in the area such as Lapangan Banteng (Buffalo Field), Ministry of Finance, Gedung Pancasila (Pancasila Building), Grand Post Office and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Hall) on foot. The existence of those buildings are the proof that a new modern city was built during the colonial era. We will walk along in the Gambir area where the philosophy of the religious tolerance is exhibited!

Meet your guide inside of Gambir Station and kick off a day of exploring the best of Gambir area. The station that connects Jakarta with others cities in Java has its appearance evolved several times in history. Opposite of the station there is Immanuel Church which was established to honour the first king of the Netherlands, King Willem. Stop by to see its elegant architecture.Make your way to Pancasila Building where Ir. Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia delivered the state’s ideology. Learn the significance of this former colonial legislature assembly  to the nation’s independence.

The next destination is Buffalo Field. Despite of it’s name you won’t find the animal here as they were driven out when the city expanded. Listen to the story of the new city development. Enjoy the greenery inside the park where a statue commemorating freedom of the eastern province is stood tall.The 160 metres empirical Ministry of Finance building is the next stop that cannot be missed in this itinerary. It was constructed when the Governor General Daendels shifted the capital city to Gambir and were planned as the civic centre. Passing by the Centre Post Office and the Jakarta Art Hall which are the manifestation of the new city transformation in terms of economic and cultural during the colonial era. As you wander inside of  the post office you’ll find a heaven for stamp collectors. 

At the end of the tour you will be exhibited with the splendor of two religious venues: Istiqlal Mosque and neo-gothic Cathedral Church. As the mosque name means independence there are symbol of Indonesian independence in it to be explored. The serenity of the church ambiance completes your journey in Gambir.

The diverse religions and cultures in Indonesia inevitably have direct impact to the history of the capital city. The proximity of the religious sites in Gambir area are the evidences of inter-religious tolerance since the past era. Explore inside the biggest mosque and church in Indonesia. You will also be introduced with some historical sites in the area such as Lapangan Banteng (Buffalo Field), Ministry of Finance, Gedung Pancasila (Pancasila Building), Grand Post Office and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Hall) on foot. The existence of those buildings are the proof that a new modern city was built during the colonial era. We will walk along in the Gambir area where the philosophy of the religious tolerance is exhibited!