Ancol Bayfront City, Asia's largest integrated tourism area consists of the fascinating Dufan theme park, Sea World, art markets, eco parks, shopping malls and beachside entertainment. The people’s ‘Dreamland’ is a landscaped recreation complex popular with families. It has amusement rides and sporting and leisure facilities, including bowling but gets extremely crowded on weekends.
Prime attractions include the Pasar Seni (Art Market), which has sidewalk cafes, a host of craft shops, cable-car rides, art exhibitions, and live jazz every Friday (at 8.30pm) and Seaworld , with its ‘sharkquarium’, alligator pool and turtles.
The Atlantis Water Adventure water-park complex has a wave pool and a slide pool plus artificial beaches. Gondola, a new cable car system, provides great views of the bay. The huge Dunia Fantasi fun park includes the Halilintar twisted roller-coaster ride and Kora Kora (swinging ship). Ancol is an interesting place as tourist destination in Jakarta.