Photo hunting can be done anywhere you are. In every city or area, there must be some cool photo spots. In fact, who would have thought that in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta, there would be some aesthetic photo spots.
The following is a list of 10 of the most aesthetic photo spots in Jakarta. Although they don’t blend into the natural landscape, some of these places are cool if you use them as shooting locations.
- Kota Tua
Since decades ago, it has been a tradition that Kota Tua has always been the most interesting photo hunting spot in Jakarta. The number of Dutch architectural buildings scattered in this area will evoke its vintage charm.
Many people choose this location as a place for pre-wedding photos. If you want to take advantage of the Kota Tua tourist attractions for photo hunting, you should come to this place in the morning or evening because at that time, the sun will provide stunning natural lighting.
- Rumah Akar
Not many know that there is an old house that is uninhabited in Jakarta but is a regular photo hunting place for amateur and professional photographers. Rumah Akar, that’s what the photographers and residents called the empty house.
Rumah Akar is located at Kali Besar Timur street, West Jakarta, precisely behind the Wayang Museum. The walls of this house are covered by tree roots, giving rise to a mystical but also exotic impression. Usually, photographers who want to take photos will bring models to be photographed inside and outside the Rumah Akar.
- Taman Prasasti Museum
Taman Prasasti Museum is claimed to be a haunted place in Jakarta. However, there are still many photographers who bring their models to be photographed here.
This Park looks like a Dutch cemetery, but some say that only the inscription remains because all the bodies have been removed. The tomb carvings are so artistic, and statues with European nuances seem to adorn every corner of this place. The Taman Prasasti Museum is a cool place to take pictures with a gothic concept or just a pre-wedding photo.
- Mangrove Forest
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta, there is a mangrove forest in the Pantai Indah Kapuk that offers tranquility and beautiful scenery for taking pictures. This photo hunting spot in Jakarta is dominated by forest and river views explored by boat.
This wooden bridge in the mangrove forest is every photographer’s favorite place for taking pictures. However, you need to know if you want to use this mangrove forest to take pictures, then you have to pay a fee of around 500 – 750 thousand to the manager of this place.
- Bank Indonesia Museum
Not far from the bustling center of the old city, a building is currently managed as the Bank Indonesia Museum. The building with the Dutch colonial era building is very special.
Many couples choose the Bank Indonesia Museum as a place to take pictures. This place does offer a vintage atmosphere but still emphasizes the romantic side. This building with an all-white paint color is recommended for the next photo hunting place that you must visit.
- Petak 9 Glodok
The Chinatown area in Jakarta will give its color to every photo you take. Petak 9 Glodok is a Chinatown area in Jakarta where there are various bamboo curtain-style buildings. The buildings of houses and pagodas in this area make us feel like we are in China.
You can also capture the moments of the activities of the Chinese ethnic who live in this area when they are trading or praying. If you come here during Chinese New Year, the atmosphere will be livelier with lanterns and other red ornaments.
- Istiqlal Mosque & Jakarta Cathedral Church
The two buildings of this one place of worship co-exist in the same area. This illustrates that Indonesian people can live side by side even though they have different beliefs. Both the Istiqlal Mosque and the Cathedral Church have special buildings.
- Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is also a photo hunting place in Jakarta that is very interesting to visit. So, while traveling you can take as many photos as possible in this 150-hectare tourist spot. There are many rides and miniatures of regional houses that you can capture in your camera lens.
- Hauwke’s Auto Gallery
This photo hunting place in Jakarta is a museum of antique cars that is sure to target classic car lovers. However, it’s not only antique car lovers who come to Hauwke’s Auto Gallery. Photographers also flock here for photo hunting.
Hauwke’s Auto Gallery gives your camera lens a vintage feel. A line of antique cars will look very beautiful when captured in photos. Some couples do pre-wedding photos in this place. However, of course you have to get permission from Hauwke’s Auto Gallery before you start shooting.
- Toko Merah
This building that is dominated by red color has a mythical story and a very magical attraction. When passing by this building in the Kota Tua area, you definitely can’t resist the urge to immediately grab a camera and take pictures of every corner of the building.
Toko Merah has become one of the photo hunting spots in Jakarta that must be visited. You can also come here with a model to be photographed with the background of Toko Merah. Whether day or evening, this building still looks exotic in your camera lens.
Those are ten aesthetic photo spots in Jakarta that you can visit. Before you plan a trip to Jakarta, be sure to read more about Jakarta and Indonesia by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.