Taman Mini, the Prime Showcase of Indonesia’s Rich Cultural and Natural Diversity
Popularly known as Taman Mini, it is located in East Jakarta, and consist of 26 exclusive replicas of traditional houses of chieftains found throughout the Indonesian archipelago from Aceh to Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java and Papua. These are pavilions displaying the history, arts and crafts and traditions of each of the provinces. Built for education and family fun, Taman Miini has large areas for family recreation, a number of flora and fauna parks, various museums, performing theatres, an Imax theatre and accommodation facilities.
Here visitors can at a glance view the exceptional breadth and full range of regional architecture in the Indonesian archipelago, where pavilion presents at least three typical examples of each regional style. The "Teater Tanah Airku" is the first theatre in Indonesia equipped with state-of-the art technology. The"Teater Tanah Airku" is a blend between the typical Indonesian and international aesthetics. There are also museums dedicated to rare animals in the Komodo museum, the Asmat museum, a Sports museum, and a museum displaying gifts received by President Soeharto during his thirty years leadership. For nature lovers, there are the orchid gardens, cacti, herbs, and flower gardens, and there is also a Birds Park.
Taman Mini is the brainchild of the late Ibu Tien Soeharto, former Indonesian First Lady. Construction of Taman Mini began in 1971 and it was officially inaugurated on April 20, 1975. The Park has as chief mission the preservation and development of the various Indonesian cultures as a media to strengthen the nation’s unity and integrity and to in still these values especially in the young generation. To further express Indonesia’s tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the different religions in the archipelago here stand in a row the different houses of worship that are still actively used. Taman Mini is a good introduction to what Indonesia has to offer in diversity and culture. During weekends and holidays Taman Mini is an ideal theme park for families to become more acquainted with other regional cultures.
Taman Mini has various types of transportation to take you through and around these extensive grounds. They include the Aeromovel fast train, a Sky lift, and shuttle buses.
Taman Mini is about 25 kilometers from Central Jakarta or some five kilometers from the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport reachable via the Jakarta toll road. It is reachable by public transportation or taxi. Rent a car for a more comfortable journey.
By public transportation:
- Metro Mini T. 45 (Pulogadung-PT.II TMII)
- Angkot KWK S. 15 A (Ragunan - PT. II TMII)
- Angkot KWK T. 01 (Cililitan - Bambu Apus)
- Angkot KWK T. 02 (Cililitan - Cipayung)
- Angkot KWK T. 05 (Cililitan - Setu)
- Angkot KWK P. 15 (Cililitan - Cilangkap)
- Angkot KWK K. 40 (Bekasi-Kmp. Rambutan)
- Angkot KWK S. 19 (Depok - Pinang Ranti)
- Bus Gandeng PPD BT. 03 (Grogol - TMII)