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Jakarta Old Town

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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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Old Memories

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Nasushiobara, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

for one used to the square of most european cities, this is rather dull and has really nothing to attract the visitor

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It was a unique experience going around an area full of old colonial architectures. However, moving around Jakarta itself was a very suffocating experience. The traffic is always congested, the streets are crowded and the air is polluted. The positive is, the taxis there are quite cheap. As advised by my Indonesian friend, make sure the taxi you take is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our friend and her daughter took us here on our first day in Jakarta, a Sunday. There were many vendors, exhibits, musicians and a lot of interesting things to see. It was very crowded with tourists as well as local residents. We were told that it was always crowded on Sundays since people were out with their families and friends.... More 

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