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Jakarta Old Town

Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #22 of 79 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Even if you are in Jakarta for a few days, if you want to see the real Jakarta, see it's history, feel it's culture and meet the locals there is no where else!!! There are so many sights to see within the old town you would need to be there first thing in the morning and be prepared to leave... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The whole square is travel in time to the old Dutch era. The buildings are colonial. The central square has many visitors and is a place full of life and energy You can buy trinkets, cycle on their colourful cycles, have coffee in the iconic Cafe Batavia. In shot can spend a whole day

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

there is nothing of interest here. Don't battle the weekend traffic to come here. Very disappointing

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Indy
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78 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It pains me to say this - spend your time someplace else and you won't miss a thing. The traffic is worse than you could ever imagine. Filthy. The river is absolutely full of trash and it is just plain nasty. I wanted to love Jakarta and I felt like a jilted lover instead.

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Melbourne
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The Old Town is Jakarta. It's heart and soul. I've always stayed there, as real life is at your doorstep. And safe...if worried. Lovely people.

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Lyon
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

You never choose to visit Jakarta. I was in Jakarta for business, as many people. The only reason you would go to the Old Jakarta is because you don't want to stay in the hotel ! And when you arrive - as usual after boring traffic jam - you immediately regret your confortable hotel :( So forget. If you have... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

in this location u can find cafe batavia, museum fatahilah, meseum wayang, museum keramik, and also in weekend because there are car free day, u can relax to walking this area, and don't afraid u can find nothing, in this area there are so many mercandise and food offer, but beware to ask and bargain first before u buy

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Jakarta old town or Museum Fatahilah areas is one of tourist must visit while stay in jakarta, experience the history of old Jakarta, meet local people and get some pictures. along the area so many old buildings and museums such as Ceramic Museum, Mandiri Museum, Wayang Museum, Bank Indonsia Museum and dont miss the old Kota Intan Brige from... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

visiting this old town prefer on evening take a great photo and hunting the culinary around its more to history journey and architectural

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The old town part of Jakarta is situated in area that are overly crowded. The streets are not too wide, and the traffic is just hectic. If you're a photographer traveler then this spot is probably one of the must go place in Jakarta (other than Prasasti Museum). You'll find many interesting spots to shoot at, especially on sunset with... More 

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