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Address: Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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+62 21 6929101
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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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Must see in Jakarta. Many remaining historical buildings and architecture of former Batavia. I recommend to walk the route through the old center and make a stop with the Batavia... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2015
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The earliest recorded mention of Jakarta is as a port of origin that can be traced to a Hindu settlement as early as the 4th century. The Jakarta area was part of the fourth century Indianized kingdom of Tarumanagara. In AD 397, King Purnawarman established Sunda Pura as a new capital city for the kingdom, located at the northern coast... More 

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2 Thank Beck I
Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are in Jakarta it is worth checking out, but it is not well taken care of, and if you walk a few blocks off the main square it is especially run down. There are several museums to check out, some are not bad. However over all, it symbolizes the main reason Jakarta is so frustrating, so much potential... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Must see in Jakarta. Many remaining historical buildings and architecture of former Batavia. I recommend to walk the route through the old center and make a stop with the Batavia cafe and the old port.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Local hang out here, really nice if you want to blend in and get away from the touristy stuff. But that's about it.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

we were there on a Saturday. All day in the public square on Saturday people dressed in costumes 'pose'/'busk' and have photos taken with the many people ambling around the square very interesting

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Is very happening places here. especially when weekend (liburan) and at night, got a night market selling craft arts and have a show sometimes..some people wearing costume and u can take d picture but have to pay minimum mybe 5000rp. here is a center nearest all the museum. very busy place wih local people. but for sure u can enjoy... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

There is a small old cafe and that's it , I really didn't get what was all about its old town . It's indeed old , breaking apart buildings etc but that's all There is nothing that can be called attraction in this place I would advice not to waste your time there

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

Old Jakarta possesses some gems from the past if you use your imagination. The old colonial buildings can still be seen even if many are dilapidated. Fortunately some restoration is beginning to take hold and improve the look of the place. There are many interesting sites if you know who to show you around and has an appreciation of the... More 

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Mactan Island, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

An good place to see the impact of the Dutch East Indies period. Architecture is very interesting. Within walking distance of the old harbour and a drawbridge from the english settlement period from roughly 1500's. Plenty of cafe/restaurants to choose from but be warned on two counts, firstly the area around is a working area, which i personally enjoyed but... More 

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Cirebon, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Being in the midst of the concrete jungle it's like finding a golden nugget. It a great way to spend the afternoon and take a glimpse of the past. Most of the more renowned building are undergoing major renovations so I suggest if you can spare the time wait until the great reveal. I think the best time to visit... More 

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