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Jakarta's most famous monument is one of Sukarno's great legacies and an iconic part of the Jakarta skyline, symbol of the country's strength and independence. The 422-foot-high marble obelisk is topped by a gold-foil flame. If it's a clear day, take the lift to the top of the monument for dramatic, if smoggy, views of the city. The foundation of the monument houses a museum that tells the story of Indonesia's independence struggle in 48 dioramas. A nice park surrounding the monument has statues of national heros.