A phenomenal megalopolis built into the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is Indonesia's flamboyant capital that is eternally bursting at its cosmopolitan seams. A friendly city built around a wave of colorful cultures and subcultures, Jakarta's busy persona has its hands full on more days than one. A capital that was touched by Hindu, Muslim, and Dutch influences, Jakarta's melange of cultures percolate into its architectural and culinary landscape as well. From a warren of Dutch colonial buildings that dot the Old Town of Kota Tua, to its religious arsenal of stunning mosques, churches and shrines, Jakarta has it all. Its diverse epicurean treasures evoke awe and wonder, from eons of street food peddlers serving earthy local specialties, to fine dining restaurants and stylish lounges raising the culinary bar each year. Jakarta's cosmopolitan culture also means that it has a burgeoning club and bar scene that is deemed one of the best in Southeast Asia.