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Jakarta Old Town

Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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USD 91.50*
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Private Tour: Discover Jakarta Old Town with Dinner
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a weekend and there were a lot of locals. Not so many foreigners. Be aware of pick pockets and scams. Otherwise a nice place to observe and people-watch.

2  Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated around a large square, the center of Old Town consists of a number of old 19th/early 20th century Dutch colonial buildings that have been renovated. I was there on a weekday and it was very quiet with hardly any people around. Some buildings were...More

Thank ElleLaJolla
Reviewed 11 December 2017

When the Dutch colonized Indonesia, Jakarta was called Batavia. The Jakarta Old Town still shows how in those days everything looked. The level of maintenance sometimes is low, but if you look through this you can get a pretty good idea of how things looked...More

1  Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This old town in the middle of Jakarta, close to Monas is a nice place to see to dream about how Jakarta looked like in the past. And there's an old café called Café Batavia where you get great food and drinks.

1  Thank Julzjkt
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Just have to share this Olwyn was a perfect tour guide for me i was over on business in Jakarta for about a week she collected me from the airport speaks ecellent english and is very presentable despite juggling her family she was available to...More

1  Thank Rob P
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We took a guide who talked us througb the history, took us to port on tuk tuk (extra £5) china town (very interesting) buddist temple the back to the square. Think guide cost less than £10. So great value and would recommend (using guide)

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I personally didn't know what a huge role the Dutch played in the history of Indonesia and how they constructed what Jakarta Old Town looks like today. There are many canals, many Dutch buildings and many European influences in the old part of the city....More

1  Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Great place in center town...i have been there 1 month ago with my girlfriend and my family ..i love this place

1  Thank IvanChow
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

As we wanted to get some exercise, we walked from our hotel around Mangga Dua area. It was hot, well everyday was hot in Jakarta. But despite the challenges with the weather, we had fun with the tour of the old town and the walk...More

1  Thank AngelsWing77
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Wanna know history of jakarta? Come here. So many attraction and foods, also instragamable. Affordable price entertaiment

Thank Galuh888
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Honey S
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Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
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try teduh hostel :)