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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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Falling into disrepair..

From some of the reviews / comments from other travellers I expected to be walking into Amsterdam. It isn't really like this though. Many of the beautiful old buildings have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
77 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From some of the reviews / comments from other travellers I expected to be walking into Amsterdam. It isn't really like this though. Many of the beautiful old buildings have fallen into disrepair and some are clearly about to collapse. I guess it's in no one's interest to move in or repair them. Also if you don't know what to... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wandering around Jakarta old town makes you feel a new atmosphere of Jakarta else than skyscraper, malls, and apartments. So many beautiful colonial architectures that is still well preserved (although a few of its are not, which is too bad). Good place to make a photo session.

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West Java, Indonesia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This are really should be renovated. There are plans and I hope they will do it. Because it's an important part of the history of Jakarta and it has a real big potential.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

if you are happen to be in jakarta town, it is worth it to take a short visit to Jakarta Old Town or Kota Tua. you can take public transport/TransJakarta, it is quite convenient and easy. Just take TransJakarta bus from Blok M bus terminal, the trip will take around 45-60 minutes to Kota bus stop.

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Kuala Lumpur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Both the museum and areas surrounding it offers a good insight into the city: past and present. Fascinating.

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Makassar, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Because we came here on weekend, all the building were close to public. The only thing we could do here is taking picture and sightseeing... Nothin more....

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here today. So crowded! Not so much attraction, just people taking pictures. We cant take good pictures because too many people there, lil bit dirty and smelly. No. Just good anymore.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The only remaining buildings are the Batavia café and the museum. The old town of Jakarta is mostly in ruins, especially those building by the canal. The plan to renew the canal area is very promising but unlikely, mostly due to the stench of the canal. Some old buildings are literally on the verge of crumbling and beyond recovery. Yet,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 attraction reviews
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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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