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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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Like the old feeling

When you need a change from skyscrapers and mall. I go there early morning for a walk around. Small streets, vendors and things that you may find there to take as a souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

When you need a change from skyscrapers and mall. I go there early morning for a walk around. Small streets, vendors and things that you may find there to take as a souvenirs.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

i love this plqce it s full of history. i visit the musuem really nice. The train station Kota is just amazing. It only need to be a bit more clean than i ll be the perfect place for travelling. I really recommend it to people travelling to Jakarta.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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186 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unlike the name suggests, there is little history in Old Town Jakarta, the buildings are delapadated, and there are plenty of people on the streets to sell you useless junk. You might want to go to check it off your list, but don't plan to stay long, and I wouldn't bother bringing your kids along.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The old city is nice, and old fashin dutch. But to arrive there you have to breath so much pollution and to face a flow of cars ... It was our first day in Indonesia and we had to stay in Jakarta. So ok. I would not advise to pla a special trip to Jakarta. If you need to stay... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We truelly enjoyed the tour of Ikan pasar, the harbour, the musea and the Batavia square but our first experience local guide negotiations was very bed (luckilly it was only bed one on Java). He talks Dutch ( which was great for our sun) but when the payment time was there he wasn't honest and trippeled the original price we... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A reasonable attempt is being made to update and restore this area. The historical significance would be much better understood with a guide service. Museum curation does not appear to be a strong point in Jakarta but the places on display were interesting. Beware if you are a "bule" (white skinned), you will likely be asked to appear in many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Awfull. Not much to see. What is there is poorly maintained with little regard for history. Couple of Dutch colonial buildings there but only a handfull. Some good coffee and grub to be had here but for a high price. We had some local but modern food on hip plates in a cool setting. Not much else to do. Took... More 

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jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

i was last time at night to old town. Its really crowded than before. Our old town is now living again after so many years they leave it behind. Since 2009 Jakarta renovate old town and now you can go there at night and feeling safety with nice atmosphere from various people who visit the old town (especially Museum Fatahilah)

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As a Dutch person it is of course mandatory to go here. For 13 years I have been visiting this place regularly and it is getting better with every visit. Roads turned into walkways, finally some renovations going on, etc. You can still see disrepair, which in its own adds atmosphere (trees growing through roofs and walls look awesome). At... More 

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Jakarta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There are a couple of interesting places to see here, but most of it is not properly maintained. Beware not to come here on the weekend it will be jam packed with street vendors

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Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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