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Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Highlight of Jakarta!

If you love (colonial) history, Jakarta's Old Town is a must visit! Surrounding the main square, are many old Dutch colonial buildings. The buildings weren't in a great condition... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jade C
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love (colonial) history, Jakarta's Old Town is a must visit! Surrounding the main square, are many old Dutch colonial buildings. The buildings weren't in a great condition, but interesting to see nonetheless. There were many cute places around to have food and a drink. You can also rent bikes and explore the Old Town by bike!

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Jakartan, I can tell you that I am boring to visit Jakarta Old Town when I don't have much time but want to go a picnic. But, Jakarta Old Town is one of my favorite place to go in Jakarta. I always enjoy the architecture of the old building around and imagine what kind of life happened in... More 

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Thank Fitri K
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my friends last week and it has a great ambience. At night you could enjoy the festivity there,lots of food,and attractions. It is free. There are museums around like Museum of Bank of Indonesia, museum fatahillah. You should take a look for those two museums,entrance fee each is 5000 rupiah. You should try kerak telor,it is... More 

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Thank Rizqy A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was excited to go to Old Town, we went on a Sunday and it was so crowded. There was not much to learn about and felt more like a tourist trap than a historical landmark.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Europe
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite interesting place to see and meet local people especially in the afternoon/early evening. Many food stalls right on the street that sell Indonesioan food that looks interesting but hygene is not the thing you should look at here. The main square is in good shape and you may see local performances and people doing their workout. Be careful as... More 

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Thank Paspy7711
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk across the old town, feel the colonial era scenery. This place is a great place to take pictures and knowing more about Jakarta history.

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Thank Dyah S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wanna learn the history of Jakarta long time a go then you should come here. You can rent a bike (with the rider) and get the whole complete story from him. The area was so old fashioned, yet it brings back the memories from hundreds years ago.

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Thank Ceritaeka
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I visited Kota Tua on a weekday and there were quite a lot of people. There were some singers and clowns, and also people dressing up as ghosts (Indonesian traditional ghosts) at night.

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Thank Bella M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this place is so crowded!!!!!!!!!!! even cant take a good picture in it. too dirty, smelly, just no. i dont like it here i will never visit here again.

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Thank RamadhanHarya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located nearby chinatown/glodok area, this is paradise for photography enthusiast. Quite dirty but an interesting spot to visit. The city government is trying hard to rebuild and revive this. Years from now, probably this would be a favourite spot for locals and tourist

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