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Jakarta Old Town

Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #21 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Lyon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Potentially very nice, but still not enough happening and too many old house falling apart, So a low ranking to ensure finally some action will be taken to save this piece of heritage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice and quite place to visit especially in the evening, this is the old city of Jakarta! Nice small place with a shopping area and old buildings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The visit here is a great photo opportunity....but sadly the buildings are dilapidated and decaying. There is some effort to refurbish the main Fatahillah Square but many beautiful building are unused and not looked after...we saw some amazing stain glass windows in some of the bank buildings and if not one takes care the walls will fall taking the stained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Probably one of the crowdiest, dirtiest and most uncommon places on earth - so you should deffinitely go there!!! I personally know this kind of "town" only from guided tours in Rio if you know what I mean... but with a bit of common sense you'll feel safe (at daylight!!!) and experience a piece of old, genuine Jakarta. A masterpiece... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The old city of Jakarta was called Batavia. This is definitely a place to visit. Nice old buildings, bars & restaurants as well as some museums. It is a peaceful area and you must vist Cafe Batavia and have a drink/ mea while you are there. Highly recommended!

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