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Address: Jalan Gajah Mada 188, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62 21 315 4094
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: An interesting area near Jakarta's old town filled with Dutch Colonial...
An interesting area near Jakarta's old town filled with Dutch Colonial buildings and historic architecture.
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Chinese corner

Old Town has many old-style buildings and shops that shown you the past and glorious time in Jakarta. This is one from the Chinese past time and locks like a temple from the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Gianpaolo B
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Cremona, Italy
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Cremona, Italy
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Old Town has many old-style buildings and shops that shown you the past and glorious time in Jakarta. This is one from the Chinese past time and locks like a temple from the outside, inside however its a house with empty halls. It is closed by new main buildings. Nothing to say more.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A complex of house belonged to chinese major general in the 18th century. Looks like a temple from the outside, inside however its a house with empty halls on both sides and the main building. Too bad this heritage could have been made better known if it was more obvious from the outside.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As a Chinese Indonesia born, it's one of a great feeling to see the heritage of my ancestor. Despite the massive growth of Jakarta, this small house remain steady and blend with the Modern Culture. Which is why I gave 5 stars for this attraction. However, as one of tourisey spot, organizers might be expected to give more added values,... More 

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am really glad for the decision to preserve the building with so much history and elegance. The building has been well kept to reflect the past. Too bad the modern hotel was built without any effort to maintain the architectural flavor of the old home. The land space was not wisely utilized to place the building as the center... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
154 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I stopped by at night after a local friend mentioned the place to me as being really cool as they built the Novotel hotel / serviced apartment / condo complex around and over the old building rather than tear it down like what usually happens. The later project had been stalled for many years - I think since the Asian... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We're very surprise to find this beautiful complex of old Chinese houses when we visited the Novotel. It was a good example of how a development of a new building need not always destroyed the old one, as it mostly happened in Jakarta.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We can't enter the place, right? So what to evaluate?

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The location is near Jakarta Old Town and it has many old-style buildings and shops that have ever been in the glorious time in Jakarta.

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