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Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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Nice place to walk around

I started to walk from fatahilla square then get a glimpse of cafe batavia. Walk along the road and old building to Dutch bridge. This walking route is interesting to try once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I started to walk from fatahilla square then get a glimpse of cafe batavia. Walk along the road and old building to Dutch bridge. This walking route is interesting to try once : http://www.everytrail.com/guide/when-jakarta-was-batavia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice place to visit, bit difficult if you using your own transportasion. It more nice if you use transjakarta or known as busway. You can enjoy the sightseen to old town. You can also use train (commuterline). The authorities still working on manage this place became more nicer. In weekend many people goes there and lot of souvenir street stall... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not as good as I hoped, very old derelict buildings. And it's the only place in Indonesia so far that I have been that smells. Nice restaurants in the area though. Don't go on Monday, all museums are closed

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

One can review and rewind while with resident , they would tell amazing stories from time it has been shaped and changed to its present time.

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Joshua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The pulse of a city is best felt in it's historic "old town" area. We visited Old Town because Old town was all that existed when my father in law grew up in Jakarta. It has more character and personality than most of Jakarta and is worth seeing. We enjoyed the experience of reconnecting with the past. If you enjoy... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Kota or Old Town, is legitimately one of the best and few interesting places to visit in Jakarta. The square is vibrant and there are many museums in the area. That said, aside from Cafe Batavia, a highly overpriced, tourist restaurant with abysmal service at best, the buildings are in serious disrepair and are absolutely neglected. Last year, in an... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If You interested on Culture and wanted to get to see The history of Indonesia This is the right place for You.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While most travelers in south east Asia try to avoid spending too much time in Jakarta which evidently serves as hub for further travel, there are some places in the city which are worth a visit. While you either chose to stay here or you were stuck for VISA and passport issues. The old city can fill your afternoon and... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

As I went there on weekend,so many people around old city..and I came there a bit late so it was hot in the afternoon.dont forget to bring umbrella.not many shelter there

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The center of Kota Tua is Fatahillah Museum. If you come on Saturday or Sunday, you will find lots of people gathering here, kids, young people, old people. Some are running across the big yard of the museum, some cycling (you can rent bike here), some just sit, some doing selfie, lots of activity. There are people come from their... More 

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