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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chinatown part of Jakarta. Mostly shops that sell China herbal medicine, hongpao/angpao envelope, China's newspaper, and chinese restaurants. Some of it still keep their authentique building.

Thank Desti P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chinatown is commonly referred to as Glodok in Jakarta. It is located not far from Stasiun Jakarta Kota in the district of Taman Sari in west Jakarta. It is one of the largest Chinatown’s in the world and houses many people of Chinese origin. During...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u hear about GLODOK area, it is said as the most Legendary Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia which located at administrative village of Taman Sari at West Jakarta, Indonesia. This area is also known as Pecinan (indonesian) or Chinatown since the Dutch colonial era, and...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

exotic place, old culture good to see, good good, good place to buy souvenirs and enjoy the original chinatown

Thank Sudhir_Rajagopal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glodok itself is a little gem in the north of Jakarta. The busy streets are typically packed and the combination aroma of cheap, delicious hawker eateries, open sewers and car exhaust make this area not for the faint of heart, but it is worth it...More

Thank nekarabo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its very busy around chinatown but there is not much to see. all the temples is side-by-side and you can finish it within 1 hour.

Thank jeraldcoolpianist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like an ordinary people market with many seller & distributors. Electronic area is known as harco. Most price in this area is quite cheap if you know how to bargain. If you looking for counterfeit DVD/CD this area have a very complete collection with...More

Thank I'am J
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We followed an "unofficial" tour guide we met at the Fatahillah square and he took us here for about an hour. The place was packed with people and shops, and a lot of traffic, and the smell of exhaust is bad. Street is also narrowed...More

Thank bluemocha
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Food hawkers are amazing, try your taste buds with original Chinese dishes here. You will also find little trinkets but do not be shy to haggle on the price. An experience on its own just like in every Chinatown. Be mindful of your valuables thou.

1  Thank Vintagemoi
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I went to Glodok expecting to see more. All there was is some run down plazas, a small Buddhist temple and a small traditional market. It didn't feel or look much different from an Indonesian traditional market except for the fact there was sea cucumber,...More

Thank Pris L
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