Spending a Holiday in Depok, Indonesia

Indonesia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer for those seeking for a great Asian holiday. Places like Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta are some of the known tourist destinations to visit when traveling to Indonesia. But Indonesia has still a lot of destinations that tourists and vacationers will surely love. Places like Gili Islands, Lombok and Bandung are also becoming popular spots in the country. But one destination in Indonesia that I also find interesting to visit is Depok.
Lake at University of Indonesia

Depok is a city situated in West Java province. This beautiful city is located south of Jakarta. It can be reached easily by land making it a perfect side trip if you’re in Jakarta. You can take a bus, a train or a car from Jakarta to get to Depok. Travel time takes a little more than an hour.

Begin a fantastic holiday in Depok by choosing the right accommodation. The city now has several places to stay that you can choose from. Traveloka.com is a great source to find hotels in the city. Hotel Santika Depok is one that I can recommend. It is a chic and modern hotel that is conveniently located in the city. This three-star hotel is located close to some shopping malls and popular tourist spots, providing more convenience to enjoy the vacation.

With a perfect hotel to stay, a trip to Depok is sure to excite and delight tourist. Add to that are some of interesting places to enjoy. The city has some remarkable places to see like Dian Al-Mahri mosque, Setu Babakan and University of Indonesia.

Dian Al-Mahri mosque, also known as the Golden Dome mosque, is a huge complex with mosque, garden and building in one place. The mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. This complex has also become a family tourist area attracting many people because of its dome-dome that is made of gold. This mosque is also an interesting place to see when in Depok because of its beautiful building that features a great architecture and grounds.

Dian Al-Mahri mosque in Depok
Setu Babakan is also another place to go when in Depok. This is a village consisting of two different lakes. This village is the right place and has been dedicated to preserve Betawi culture from diminishing since 2000. Watch the traditional folkloric dances that take place on Wednesdays and Sundays. Surrounded by trees beside the lakes, this village is also a great place to have some quiet time.
Inside University of Indonesia

University of Indonesia is also a must visit when in Depok. This university is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia and generally considered as the most prestigious university in the country. But this place also becomes a tourist spot because of its facilities, recreational grounds and nature. It has a beautiful environment featuring a green surrounding and a lake. The university is open for public so everyone can enjoy the place.

These are just the few of the places to see when in Depok. I’m sure there’s still a lot to discover when you are already in the city. Not to mention, the food and some shopping malls that surely will make your holiday on this part of Indonesia more fun and enjoyable.

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