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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 01058581683
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Chinatown of Jakarta began long before Indonesia existed as a nation...

The Chinatown of Jakarta began long before Indonesia existed as a nation and was originally the Chinatown of Batavia. This was the area where the Dutch required the Chinese to live. Today, the whole area is called Glodok and includes traditional houses, markets, architecture and some very beautiful Chinese temples; the Da Shi Miao and the Vihara Dharma Bhakti temples are both popular tourist attractions. The Glodok Market is one of the great commercial centers of Jakarta where you can buy everything from antiques to laptops.

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the real chinatown (not fake)

the REAL chinatown with original building, food, people and culture. near train station, transjakarta bus stop and kota tua. but don't expect too much

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're used to Singpore, SF or NYC, then don't expect the equivalent. Essentially a few shops--that's about it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the REAL chinatown with original building, food, people and culture. near train station, transjakarta bus stop and kota tua. but don't expect too much

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

here you can see so many varieties of chinese culture from food, cloth, toys,etc but for stranger, pls keep be careful of pickpocket

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Chinese family who want to explore some experience in other country china town, china town in Jakarta has not much restaurant to try, we only went to visit Chinese temple

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Chinatown of Jakarta. If you think of buying IT stuff, this is the place...It have many computer shops along the area.

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Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I have not been in Jakarta for more than five years. This time the megacity impresses me tremendously. Its chaotic traffic and ubiquitous 'macet', traffic jams, are still there. But the current governor has done wonders by introducing new rules resulting in a clean, green, and pleasant modern capital city. During my ten days stay I didn't see any litter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

In the shanty markets of Chinatown there are surprises awaiting every step you take down the dark alleys and crowded pathways. Fresh produce, often live, groaning from kitchens, stalls and makeshift counters. Clean, safe and a real cultural experience.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

As another reviewer said this is not really Chinatown as per other Chinatowns around the world but more a large market and shopping stall area with a relatively small number of restaurants. Great for Chinese spices and herbs and very reasonable price wise Visit regularly for shopping not just food but also Dvd's and music cd's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The Chinese have not always been popular in Indonesia. They monopolise the nation's businesses and wealth, or did so until very recently. Glodock is their refuge, where Chinese can be Chinese. There's quite a bit to see and you can get some genuine Chinese food. The Chinese call themselves Men of Tang, after the Great Tang Dynasty.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

For those who want to seeking economical goods, definitely you should come here. You can bargain with the seller here. Also have a lot of tasty food that selling at the stalls and some small restaurants. If you dare to try. Typical Chinese food with pork, meat, chicken, etc that you can find here. Seeking Chinese herb, is the best... More 

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