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Chinatown (Glodok)

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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The Chinatown of Jakarta began long before Indonesia existed as a nation and was originally the Chinatown of Batavia. This was the area where the Dutch required the Chinese to live. Today, the whole area is called Glodok and includes traditional houses, markets, architecture and some very beautiful Chinese temples; the Da Shi Miao and the Vihara Dharma Bhakti temples are both popular tourist attractions. The Glodok Market is one of the great commercial centers of Jakarta where you can buy everything from antiques to laptops.
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food hawkers are amazing, try your taste buds with original Chinese dishes here. You will also find little trinkets but do not be shy to haggle on the price. An experience on its own just like in every Chinatown. Be mindful of your valuables thou.

Thank Vintagemoi
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I went to Glodok expecting to see more. All there was is some run down plazas, a small Buddhist temple and a small traditional market. It didn't feel or look much different from an Indonesian traditional market except for the fact there was sea cucumber,...More

Thank Pris L
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Was supprised with the atmosphere there, its like at traditional market in China, the chinese culture and ambience was really strong. They also sell many various of Chinese stuff that you might couldn't find it anywhere else but there. The food..I mean the food.. you...More

Thank HendraOktaviano82
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

GLODOK is equivalent to Jakarta history. It is in West Jakarta & has been the Chinatown since the Dutch colony with majority of the businessmen having been of Chinese descent. The most famous & one of the oldest temple in Jakarta, JIN DE YUAN, is...More

2  Thank Happy_Man_2017
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

In these places you will find Good Chinese food with affortable price, souvenirs, Chinese medicines and herbs, and many Buddhist temple. Many shop are located at small ally.

2  Thank Michael_Teoh
Reviewed 23 April 2017

was there with a local Guide , learnt a lot about Chinese life in Jakarta, very busy area, the markets are packed with food and vegteables, the Supermarkets provide all Fake you are looking for, if you like it. Worth to visit.

1  Thank ExVotoFatum
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Strolling along the small alley here is very recommended. Don't be afraid to get lost, in fact many unique things you could find here.

1  Thank Yennylukes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Glodok, Pancoran, Mangga Besar, Angke and Jembatan Lima are part of Jakarta's Chinatown. In these places you will find Great and affordable Chinese food, cheap souvenirs, Chinese medicines and herbs, a Budhist temple, plenty small alleys which will lead you to more alleys and more...More

1  Thank Yoe Dee T
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I visited this place the weekend before Chinese New Year and it was all decked out in red lanterns and other decorations. Plus the regular market was happening - snacks, fruits and vegetables of all types, fish, chickens, pork, frog legs, sea cucumbers, crab, special...More

1  Thank Timmi002
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If U looking for chinese medicine, chinese inggridient food, Chinese food, this is the place. U will see the old chinatown here. In the morning, U will find a market also

Thank AryA495
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