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Chinatown (Glodok)

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

First of all it is a save place. You can find so many different products, nearly unbelievable. It has so many impressions that you will love it after seconds.

Thank Christian L
Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is one of the most busiest places in Jakarta. If you are a food lover, then there isn't much not to like about this place. Food vendors with delicious aromas flowing out of their carts are simply an incredible sight. Restaurants, small and large,...More

Reviewed February 8, 2016

crowded, especially during chinese festivals or anything related to chinese culture activity.. they don't change much since i knew this place around 30 years ago.. one thing to change, for sure : parking lot problems anyway, you can find anything here : drugstore, barber, meals,...More

2  Thank LuMinzhi
Reviewed January 30, 2016

This is the most amazing place where people live. It is just incredible. Street food galore and small family restaurants as well as the food market selling everything from vegetables to meat, sea cucumbers and frogs. Visit Buddhist temples and Christian churches too. The very...More

2  Thank Michele H
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Expect find it dirty, crowded and typical china town around the world. But if you're for food adventure, photography while in Jakarta, you must visit this one. It's worth it

Thank Alex I
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday afternoon. ...a couple of weeks before Chinese new year! Busy and packed. Disorganised chaos but good with it. Visit the wet market (called wet.... cos it's always wet). Beware you may see chickens and frogs slaughtered so not for the...More

1  Thank JH72
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Not as big as other China towns but more authentic I thought with less tourist Nick nacks, the market was really good with dried fruit and medicine and god knows what other edibles from sea slugs to frogs legs and turtles, well worth a visit

Thank Chris M
Reviewed January 14, 2016

If you wanna feel the ambiance of chinatown in Jakarta, come here! You may find lots of oldies shop and when it's near Chinese new year, most shops sell lampions and other decorations with red color. Other than that, you can also taste traditional chinese...More

Thank travelnusa
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a friend who is a Jakarta local and knows the place quite well. This made navigation extremely easier and she brought us immediately to the best food stalls. We had Es Potong (local ice cream), and Nasi Ulam which she said...More

1  Thank Reina A
Reviewed December 31, 2015

On my last few visit to Jakarta , I always make a point to visit this place. I love dried Plums / Prunes and this is the place in Jakarta to buy those items, and also cheapest in Jakarta. Many shops selling lots and lots...More

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