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Address: Jalan Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 0216929101
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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Too crowded for my liking

I first go to Kota tua when I was 13 and it's really peaceful in this place.. You can walk around and enjoy the feeling of walking back to the past. Now, I think you probably... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jinx_15
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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I first go to Kota tua when I was 13 and it's really peaceful in this place.. You can walk around and enjoy the feeling of walking back to the past. Now, I think you probably want to go in weekdays and avoid weekend because it will be full with a lot of people and street vendors. The good thing... More 

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Thank Jinx_15
Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the top place you have to visit if you come to Jakarta. There will be an old fashioned sense of building architecture. There's some museums that you can visit. Each museums have a different types of collections. You can try traditional and old style of beverage or food from the seller around the street. There also... More 

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Thank rakuzan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place because a lot of snack stall and also kindness people , this beautiful place to learn about historical jakarta and also tried a street snack of jakarta dont miss to try kerak telor

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Thank jessica_fontana
Jakarta, Indonesia
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96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Around this area, you can find old buildings from Dutch colonial time. The best time to start the visit is early in the morning, having breakfast in Pasar Glodok, strolling in the market to see people activity then we can walk to the Museum square and strolling in that area.

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Thank Wardono
Luanda, Angola
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice neighbourhood to spend some time. In no more than 2 hours you can see it all. The museums are nothing special but are so cheap that you can just walk in and see a bit. People are very kind everywhere though.

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Thank TRS10
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kota Pua is a tourist deatination that hasn't seen al possibilities. "Old" and "beginning" are the important drawing cards for future tourism. Traces of the first settlers and the Dutch are visual, but need more attention from the Jakarta Tourism Board as it is worthwhile to visit, has great stories as it is different from other places in Jakarta. Spend... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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214 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot about the Jakarta - back when it was called Batavia - but that is because I hired a local guide to take me around to several of the sites in Old Town. For what all I saw and the distance I rode on the back of a scooter, it was well worth the money I spent.

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Thank Boise_Jax
Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ve been to this place many times. But I just got time to write a review. I visited this place with my boyfriend. It was happened that it was during Ramadhan and just 1 or 2 days prior to the Eid Al Fitr. Therefore Jakarta was so empty and pleasant. We used Transjakarta Busway from Tosari stop and went... More 

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Thank Yuli W
Soest, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice city with historie to the Netherlands colonial times. Very busy city. Worth visiting are the museums and the old harbour with wooden cargo shipa still in use. Have a coffee at café Batavia.

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Thank jacq1702
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 3 years here my husband finally went here. I went prior to him. I know lots of people love this--and it has potential...but..it's not what tourists are looking for. On the day my husband went it was a public holiday and (of course) all the buildings (Governors mansion) were closed.

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