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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 27 December 2015

Chinese people have lived in Indonesia for hundreds of years. They have not always been popular, but they have maintained their temples and traditions. Chinatown is worth seeing, if only because it is very old. Admiral Zheng He is commemorated as the first Chinese visitor...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 22 December 2015

If you like historical places, then go to the temple. its located in close to gang Gloria. there are several temples surround the street. however you should be careful with you bag, its crowded and I saw many baggers in the temple.

Thank Mar S
Reviewed 18 December 2015

A must to visit in order to see various chinese culture in jakarta, visit the temples surrounding the location and prepare your tummy to enjoy so many jakarta old delicacies mixed with chinese cuisine

Thank damaris_ms
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My husband and I spent the afternoon wandering around. There are several interesting temples and the market is fun to wander through. I would be best if you know where you are going and I recommend the Jakarta: 25 walking tours in and arround Jakarta...More

Thank DMak95
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Glodok area is typical China town atmosphere. One of the buildings was renovated due to this building was burnt down during riot in 1997. You can find many Chinese medicine shop and chinese food within the area. It has one traditional market called Petak Sembilan...More

1  Thank budisoegianto
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The word Glodok came from the Sundanese word "Golodog", meaning entrance to a house. In old time Sunda Kelapa harbour and this area was the gate to Sundanese Kingdom. It is called China town as a majority of the traders in Glodok are of Chinese...More

Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The place is not so noticeable from outside, because it is surrounded by regular shops. To access it you have to get trough a rather small alley. Parking is difficult if you visit above 11 PM. Inside is the heart of Jakarta traditional Chinese town....More

1  Thank Vincentius P
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We first checked out Glodok one evening as we were staying near by... To be honest there was not a lot going on by 7pm when we were there, although we found a lovely little local restaurant/stall at the southern end on Kemurnian IV. I...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Good for cheap shopping, including food. Difficult parking though. Some cheap hotels not recommended.

Thank Hin O
Reviewed 18 October 2015

this part is know for his rarity of shope and restaurants of chinese origin. most is cooking in front of you. when it is not raining,it is very nice to have outside. i did try the frog legs ,and with the best spices it is...More

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