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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place reminds you of Old Europe, from the buildings to the cobble stone streets. I was told by my tour guide that this place used to be the place where the Dutch built there government when they colonized Indonesia. There are two museums in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank undob0y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special.. but the museums are interesting. I visited it on a public holiday and it was soo crowded. Live music was played, a lot of bikes cruising around and families having lunch on the floor :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank miauself
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good and interest places. Everyone that have been in Jakarta, must visit this place. We call it Kota Tua meaning Old Town Jakarta.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Umar F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly I have a little time to enjoy the historical museums there. From my point of views, it is better to visit it when the weather is not really hot and not during Ramadan. Otherwise, it will be not comfortable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank yousufkurniawan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has its own history and sparks the lights of Indonesia. Come here and enjoy the old time activities of jakarta..

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shahnawaz N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most interesting parts of Jakarta, beautiful architecture with many cafes and restaurants, great place to walk around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed May 18, 2019

walking around old town of jakarta is nice thing to do during your stay in indonesia but be aware of hot weather

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

We went on a weekend night and it was bustling with life. There were lots of people playing music, hanging out with family and friends, street artists in full costumes, street food as well as restaurants in the vicinity. If you are visiting Jakarta, this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IftekharA-Sep2016
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Jakarta is not that city you will go for visiting. This is a quite cool part to go. It shows the colonial period. Visit is not longer than one hour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J6383JGmarcop
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

A good choice to visit when you are in town. It offers a lot more than just shopping around. There's a big square to enjoy the view or cycle around or maybe have a little picnic, a few museums to visit to enrich the mind,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ricky S
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sandracyu
January 6, 2019|
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Response from Fetricia | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any uber anymore. It is now gojek or grab so you can use their services (same as uber) If you are planning to stay anywhere after 4 pm better off hanging out til after 8 pm otherwise you'll be stuck in a... More
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Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from tonyg400 | Reviewed this property |
Try Red Door accommodation in jkta. it's central and cheap accommodation. clean and safe. They are in several places.
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