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Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night...
This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
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Took my students for a photography competition (it was my first time to actually landed my feet at Kota Tua) and it was such a blast. I had fun, they had fun, we had fun. Be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Prior to my visit, I was told that it was a good place to take pictures and to cycle around -- recommendations that made the place seem like a nice, serene place to spend an afternoon in with friends while learning about Indonesia's history. The former part is more or less true; it is quite a picturesque place, even with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took my students for a photography competition (it was my first time to actually landed my feet at Kota Tua) and it was such a blast. I had fun, they had fun, we had fun. Be careful of the muggy weather and pickpocketters. This place is always full-packed esp. at weekends so better come a bit early if you don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Jakarta Old Town actually Cover very large area. But Mostly People know it only arround the Fattahillah Square and Surrounding. But Old Town it self cover from the Monas Area/National Monument until the Sunda Kelapa Harbour, which is we can find the street that in the old time to keep spices. For example there are Coffee Street, Nutmeg Street, Pepper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

With a lot of historical buildings and colonial buildings from the dutch colony around the area, this old town is actually charming and could be beautiful, however it is so unfortunate that it is not well maintained, it s dirty, too many vendors on the sidewalks. The government must pay more attention thomclean this area up and i could see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovely place with many activities, and restaurants, if you are in Jakarta, you must go to this place for sure.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This city has a long way to catch up to the rest of Asia. Its hard to find a good meal at a western standard. on an asian standard its an expensive place to shop, hard to find a decent super market, Carrfour super market is a joke unless your looking for isles full of noodles, Ranch supermarket is extreamly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The colonial history of Jakarta can be seen here both in some well preserved museums and in some ruins.Its got the Fatahilla museum, the wayang and ceramic museums and a vast plaza with fairs and entertainers. Worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of the world's greatest megalopolises, Jakarta is a dynamic city of daunting extremes that's developing at a pace that throws up challenges, Jakarta is the biggest city in Indonesia with a role as the capital of Indonesia as well as the government center of Indonesia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Kota Tua or Jakarta's Old Town is a very nice place to tour. It is comprised of the national museums and fatahilah square. It is surely a must see place!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There is simply not enough of it. Too many seriously run down houses that could have a lot more done with them. The place is basically a square with Batavia Cafe at one corner, the puppet museum and a few other buildings. I think you'd be stuck to spend more than an hour here other than eating at the cafe.... More 

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