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“kota tua”(78 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Kota Tua is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia, also known as Oud Batavia (Dutch Old Batavia) .. the area showcases Dutch-style structures mostly dated from 17th century, when the port city served as the Asian headquarter of VOC during the heyday of spice trade ... It spans 1.3 square...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan188
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing old centre for such a huge megapolis. Do not go cause it's a bit of a waste of time considering Jakarta gas so much to offer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vertigo2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking in the Old City area we felt like we were not walking in Jakarta. This is a relatively new recreational destination especially with the new 3D museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NuskaRianggono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Batavia was the name of the capital city of the Dutch East Indies that corresponds to the present-day Central Jakarta. It is situated on both sides of the river Jacatra or Jilivong, in a swampy plain at the head of a capacious bay. The streets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrixieAblan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the underated place to visit during the day. Its very calm. But just dont visit this place in the afternoon. As it will be overrun by food stalls and unrully locals

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zpoa
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 rahmat p
Reviewed 10 January 2019 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
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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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Response from Faisal S | Reviewed this property |
Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
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Response from herrichan | Reviewed this property |
try teduh hostel :)