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Address: Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 6929101
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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The iconic landmark here is Fatahillah Square, which encompasses most of the cultural elements of Kota Tua. If you have a slightly adventurous spirit and would like to venture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The iconic landmark here is Fatahillah Square, which encompasses most of the cultural elements of Kota Tua. If you have a slightly adventurous spirit and would like to venture outside the square, I would suggest hiring a local guide to show you around. Guides can be found in the square offering their services for a fraction of the price quoted... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area puts a different perspective on Jakarta. The new central area of the city is gradually becoming more developed. Walking through this are makes you really realise the culture and the poverty and what they country still needs to overcome. The people are nice and you feel safe, except for eating some of the food. Look out for street... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice and peaceful and quite pretty to look at, but other than going into one of the museums or Cafe Batavia there's not an awful lot to do here. You can hire a brightly coloured bicycle and matching hat to ride around the square, be sure to avoid the many stray cats (all bizarrely without tails?) Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can tell this is one of the most popular places to visit in Jakarta it is busy and so many things going on at once and a hub for all train, so very helpful to get acquainted with this area

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Thank Tye-Rayne1991
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this old town has some dutch culture and worth visiting. the atmosphere is totally different from the modern city of Jakrta.

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Thank Chiang F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old Batavia square or Kota Tua as the locals call it,is probably my favorite spot in Jakarta.It's a reminiscent of what Jakarta looked like when it was still a Dutch colony.A must see for those who like to know more about Jakarta's history.It's surrounded by museums such as Wayang Museum and Bank Indonesia Museum.The old Cafe Batavia is also in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jakarta has been famous to be hustle and bustle city, and yet in the Old Town, we can see how the past still kept pretty much intact. A jolly good place for those who seek to find a beautiful place to walk on by, visiting the memories of the past of how this city looks. Bring a sun hat (well,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few museums in the area. A nice restaurant Batavia which serves breakfast and coffee. They have live band in the evening. Interesting decor, with big band music.

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Thank Helen1201
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town is the one of the few places where you will find history in Jakarta. The Wayang Museum (Shadow Puppets) is well worth seeing

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indonesian culture and European age of discovery entwined in this very place in 17th century As the center piece of important commercial activity of that time. The old town and Fatahillah square still inherit the atmosphere of their glorious past. Must see while in Jakarta!

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