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Jakarta Old Town

Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cafe batavia” (61 reviews)
“kota tua” (63 reviews)
“puppet museum” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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"cafe batavia"
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"kota tua"
in 63 reviews
"puppet museum"
in 23 reviews
"sunda kelapa"
in 27 reviews
"fatahillah museum"
in 19 reviews
"old batavia"
in 24 reviews
"street performers"
in 8 reviews
"local guide"
in 9 reviews
"bank indonesia"
in 15 reviews
"colonial era"
in 12 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 10 reviews
"historical place"
in 10 reviews
"railway station"
in 9 reviews
"street food"
in 12 reviews
"visit this place"
in 17 reviews
"take pictures"
in 12 reviews
"nice place"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old town in Jakarta. It is open free for visitor. Many museum there, like puppet/wayang museum etc. Some ofnthem sell tickets for cotribution and help them to take care the things inside. Some artist wearing old costumes just like what the indonesian hero done. Can...More

Thank Marlin P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place could of been so much better. A big town square with historical buildings all around. The main historical building requires tickets (very cheap), but inside it's really lacking in artifacts. Maybe the locals stole most of it or burned it because there's really...More

Thank TheFoodCritique
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walk around to see old jakarta, Dutch influence, with Javanese tradition. Lots of good pictures, old jakarta square good visit with 3 museums. Good restaurants nearby. Cafe batavia, good coffee.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical place and lively during the weekends with plenty of performance by their artists from singers, bands, floating human, picnics by the locals.

Thank KenYap55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this place @night to enjoy the view, but unfortunately THIS PLACE CLOSED FOR PUBLIC STARTING 9pm, but on the otherside of this place there is a night market that sell many clothes, tattoes, foods. Overal this place have many good spot especially at night...More

Thank allgonehe11x
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a large square with key heritage buildings around like cafe Batavia, puppet museum. On weekends it has carnival like atmosphere with lot of street artists and vendors around. Can spend an hour around to get a feel what jakarta was in old days. Besides...More

Thank Rakesh P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed riding hire bikes around the old town square. Museum in governor's house provides good information on early Dutch settlements.

Thank Harrison-act
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The remains of the Dutch reign over Indonesia can be seen here. Not worth more than an hour walk around, to see some colonial history. Lot of buildings are detoriated, but you casn imagine how it was a few centuries ago. Combine with Glodok and...More

Thank Golfandtravelfan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this - there were so many things to see (Including the puppet museum) and great places to eat - and you can even hire a bike and play in the square (i would be scared to bike in the street)

Thank Carmel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Government try to refurbish the area by facelift some of the buildings and river, many attractions surround it beside the Museum Fatahillah and the park. Easy to get here one of the place you can see the Jakarta Old town really like on hundred...More

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Honey S
10 April 2017|
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Response from Faisal S | Reviewed this property |
Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
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KateyHiggs
15 January 2017|
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Response from herrichan | Reviewed this property |
try teduh hostel :)
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