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Chinatown (Glodok)

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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number:
01058581683
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Chinatown of Jakarta began long before Indonesia existed as a nation...

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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TEMPLE INSIDE A TOWN

The buddhist temple is not situated in a popular area.It is advisable to visit the place with a tour guide .The temple is huge and well crowded on a poya day or on a weekend yet... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2015
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colombo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

The buddhist temple is not situated in a popular area.It is advisable to visit the place with a tour guide .The temple is huge and well crowded on a poya day or on a weekend yet you can have your prayer's in your own way.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

I wasnt going to go, yet another chinatown I thought, but after you vsist the temple, go for a walk down the streets and alleys and see the local way of life, the food and product vendors. See how they actually live and work. That was the interesting part. glad I went.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

I came for visit and discover the indonesian chinese culture and visit the beautiful temple. But actually the people there is very poor and you can meet a lot of beggar... Dont waste your time to go there.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

a part from the traffic, Chinatown is the only place you can get almost anything and everything with different quality and (of course) the price. from Fashion to tools, from furniture to traditional medication/herbal Chinese medication, you can find almost everything in this area. best way to go is by taxi (so you can relax in hectic-traffic) hehe.. for fashion..... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Basically Jakarta is not that fancy city.. This place offers you a lot of cheap things starting from electronics to clothes... This place has a huge fire couple years ago so they are building a new shop right now ... For restaurant , i suggest that you should try the food from the road where you are going to temple... More 

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Got to go here, the contrast between Jakartans, Chinese and Indo/Chinese is fascinating. The sights and smells, the lovely friendly shopkeepers and stall holders. Spend a whole day and not tire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Wake up young city explorer and welcome to all tourist! Petak Sembilan is worth the visit, with the old culture hold by the people, the vintage landscape and the signature traditional culinary of Chinese Indonesian born. If you love to explore the town, capture the moment in a frame, and freeze the time for a while, this area is the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

You can only come here if you are only nearby. The place is crowded like most of Jakarta you can enjoy the market contains almost everything and visting the Buddhist temple there . Not to be compared to other chinatowns ( eg. NY ) but it is ok.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Nothing interesting in this place. even the old buddhist temple has no spiritual energy and not well maintained. Area is so congested and no space to walk on.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

this place is the best china town in Jakarta, the buildings surrounds, the people. the traditional market, the foods. everything you need is here, from the original to the fake :)

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