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Jakarta Old Town, Jakarta

#3 of 24 in Historic Sites in Jakarta
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Walk the streets of colonial-era Jakarta in Jakarta Old Town. Dubbed “The Jewel of Asia” by European sailors, the area developed to become the headquarters of the Dutch East India company, and the capital of the Dutch East Indies. Many notable historical sites line the streets of this recently rejuvenated district, which sports a number of museums and original architectural features. As a former center of trade and governance, the Old Town offers plenty of interesting attractions for visitors keen on political, maritime, and commercial history. A visit to Jakarta Old Town represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jakarta road trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • This is an old small square in the old town of Jakarta. It is surrounded by beautiful historical architectures. There were many tourists and local. It was too hot to hang around I didn't stay long...  more »
  • Jakarta Old Town is interesting to visit while in town that is so busy - this is a great place to see and enjoy!  more »
  • Interesting place to visit. Many artists wearing costume and performing. Many colonial buildings around and many museums to visit.
  • Nice to watch locals ride bikes and hang out here, but not all the museums in the area are well maintained.

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