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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 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately my guided tour was cancelled and as I only had one day for sightseeing, I decided to go to Glodok by myself. A very authentic experience! But I missed a lot as I didn't know which areas I could enter. Be warn if you...More

Thank Suren P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food lovers have to visit this place. This eclectic neighborhood has been attracting foodies in droves for decades. The once-low-key precinct is now a hip hangout for folks looking for great coffee, comforting café grub, indie shopping and unique local dining experiences.

Thank efratadenny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along the streets, vendors are offering authentic food. Most visitors seem to be Indonesian Chinese doing their shopping. Ideal to get a look into the daily life of Jakarta's Chinese community. Don't go there if you can stomach strong smells or a bit mistreated animals.

Thank MaxeMustermann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many temples to visit from big ones to even small secluded ones . There are many noodle stalls that serves good chicken noodles . A must try in this area. In the morning they have the famous bakmie ahong in jalan kemenangan 3 alley which...More

Thank Theresia B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

it is one of the oldest part of Jakarta, the center of Batavia's economic in the past. the economic in this area is still running high, as now beside known as china town it is also serve as wholesaler for children toys, stationary, hair accessories,...More

Thank sllo2017
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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 20 August 2017

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

1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 14 August 2017

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

Thank Sudhir_Rajagopal
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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
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