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

Jakarta Old Town is somewhat interesting but not what I would call a premier tourist destination. Much of the architecture has been built over or is not easily accessible due to use as a government building. Some beautiful walking paths have been beside the canals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Walkaboutfar
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a Jakarta Working Class, I don't really explore jakarta that much & Kota Tua looks very crowded every weekend for me. Interestingly, i had to accompany a group of co-workers from India & we hired a local guide. She did a good job in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joycfadjar
Reviewed 5 days ago

A rather different face of Jakarta. After the renovation done by the city council, this place has become a very popular tourist destination. You can reach this place by train and get off at The Jakarta Kota Station. From there you can enjoy the atmosphere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heri S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's been almost 10 years ago my last visit to this place.Now everything is changed.More attractive n beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rahshenck0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place for see And take a pic , have alot good spot to take a pic and some time have a event like home band or bazaar

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PeteAnderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unique but super crowded with people & trash on the weekend. catch a glimpse of the old dutch influence in Jakarta take a whole bunch of photos here, rent the old bike & dress for a "noni" photo op. some not-so-artsy performance for tips (those...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DodyC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Old Town" is charming. Takes you back to the days when Indonesia was under Dutch rule and this was the capital. The buildings are very well maintained. It is a place where locals come now to ride bikes and play with the kids or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slwityk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

However, if you're not into history, this is where the young couples like to come. I will come again if I come solo, not with young kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacqLim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this old town “ Kota tua “. There are 6 museums in there. I didn’t have time to visit that museum due to almost all museums are congested. What I love about this old town there are lots of people and all of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RinaPurba1807
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see . Learn about the Dutch colonial past and see some beautiful old buildings- a time gone by.good for walking around and getting some exercise or rent a bike to ride around the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
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sandracyu
6 January 2019|
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Response from Fetricia | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any uber anymore. It is now gojek or grab so you can use their services (same as uber) If you are planning to stay anywhere after 4 pm better off hanging out til after 8 pm otherwise you'll be stuck in a... More
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Honey S
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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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