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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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Visit Jakarta (Batavia) Old Town

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chiang F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born and raised in Jakarta, and pretty much around this area, so I know this area pretty well. Tho this place is very familiar to me, I still love it. It's like a little escape to different part of Jakarta whenever I feel like I need to go somewhere. It has all I need. Historical places, great ambiance,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old town is a nice place to walk around for a few hours. The old colonial buildings, excellent street food, and curious locals make this area a nice place to see some of Jakarta's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time going back in years. The place has been restored perfectly. Had to take shoes off in museum to keep attraction in original condition. The ladies prison was an eye opener. You can take photos and spend as much time as you like looking around. Well worth a visit.

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