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“The next potential City Tour”
Review of Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town
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US$88.75*
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Private Tour: Discover Jakarta Old Town with Dinner
Ranked #14 of 270 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Surabaya, Indonesia
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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The next potential City Tour”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is a place for city tour. This is the face of jakarta behind the modern. Beside traffic jam, Jakarta still have a potential beauty. Its more about people that love the city, but the city not love them ... lol. But now, Jakarta is changing. And you will see this place become beautifull and romantic is some way.

Visited May 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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“A little impressed..”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I had quite a nice few moments enjoying the Old Town of Jakarta. I believe it would be nicer if the government improved its cleanliness and gave more protection of the place.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Experience in Kota Tua”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Popularly known as Kota Tua, you can find few iconic museums around and has some unique buildings since Dutch colonial era. There are many vendors, traditional gifts stalls and food stalls. The overall ambience make you feel as if time had stopped at a few decades ago. Ideal for those who like to experience the local culture.

Visited October 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“So much potential !!!!!”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Kota tua has some fantastic buildings from the Dutch colonial era. I quite enjoyed walking around the square seeing the street performances outside and popping into the museums. Cafe Bavaria is a must if you're after a good coffee. The bad thing is all the other crumpling buildings you'll see if you head outside of the square. Also the canals are infested with litter. It's a joke really considering this could be a top tourist attraction for Jakarta. Again it's just bad management by the government and the ignorant attitude of the people in general to littering. It's almost like they don't care. It's a pity really because this place has a lot of potential.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Busy with old world charm and rustic feel”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

When you get off the train the first thing you notice is how busy this station is. People every where and horendous traffic all around the station. Walking around is ok but the traffic is intense. Not such a calming experience. The odd beautful building or historic point of interest but all in all not worth going out of your way to see.

Visited December 2013
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