The Indonesian capital Jakarta is located in the northwest of Java Island and is the national political, economic, and cultural center of the country. Although it was just a small fishing village in the 5th century, today, Jakarta is an international metropolis. The Jakarta hotel area is relatively concentrated. The old districts in the north are close to the bay. The scenery is unique and there are numerous historical sites nearby. Most of the buildings in the city are modeled after European classical styles of architecture. The southern part of the new area is full of modernity and is Jakarta’s political and financial center; while the city center holds Jakarta's main attractions, such as Merdeka Square, Istiklal Mosque, and so on.