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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

Located at Jakarta Kota district, easy to reach by train, surroundings with old buildings, some are still in good care, like buildings in Old Town area and some buildings nearby, some are so neglected, like remains of old houses, old walls, etc.

Thank Anna_June_2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw some interesting old historic buildings in the old part of Jakarta. It was nice to see home older facades in a city that is booming with skyscrapers.

Thank dfc9258
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Old Town twice. I don't understand why people like it. I went there because a friend of mine has a coffee shop and I need to meet him there. This place is always crowded regardless what time you go there. Basically...More

Thank Andrian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday, such a beautiful day to spend with your beloved friends. It is reachable to go to old city, Jakarta. You can use the Transjakarta, until the end or you can take the train for the final station. From three, just take a leisure walk...More

Thank HerryW82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kota, the old town, is a must see in Jakarta if only for the exuberance of Fatahillah square, with its pink ‘colonial’ bicycles you can ride around the square a bit with a funny colonial hat on. Just to the west of Fatahillah the jalan...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you haven't been to jakarta it you haven't visit this place haha.. have to come here even just once if you're in jakarta. Museums were quite good, riding around in a colorful bikes or sitting in quaint cafe or taking a pics in front of...More

Thank dranugrah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit in jkt. It takes you back in time. Nice small, old coffee shops or stores for souvenirs. Worth a visit.

Thank Jullyagg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, full of the young locals and tourists. School children always come to ask for help with the homework (lovely!) Not that big, good museums and restaurants around. Should visit.

Thank Triampat16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been stopped so many times in one morning than here with very polite requests from youngsters wanting to practice their English and take my photo with them and or their chums. Seemed to filled with locals having fun which included hiring brightly...More

Thank rosieh763
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this area as it represents the old Jakarta and their lovely cute houses. I would highly recommend this place for people who want to see the past rather than the present indonesia with big skyscrapers. If you are a photographer, you can enjoy...More

Thank Naj M
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try teduh hostel :)