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Chinatown (Glodok)

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
01058581683
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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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  • Poor6%
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“chinese temple” (10 reviews)
“chinese food” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CC ( 18.01.27 ) There was Chinese residence in Jakarta. But I a little disappointed because there was so-so in comparison with another countries China town. Just worth to visit once on passing by, I think.

Thank CanisHan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to get your traditional chinese medicines; ask for Toko Obat Cine. I go my supply of Zheng Gu Shui liniment there - more expensive then in the locally made Supermarkets but it is the import from Singapore so could be better...More

Thank DRMB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am glad that I made it to Chinatown (Glodok). Even though the place is extremely jam, this place is absolutely fascinating. It's buzzing with activities and some of the traders here still speak splattering amount of Mandarin and Hokkien. You can get lots of...More

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I always make it a goal to visit every Chinatown I can in any new city I visit. Jakarta's Chinatown was on my list. My hotel was about 10 minutes walking distance so I just decided to stroll there by foot and take in the...More

Thank Melbellz T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

In my own opinion, China town in Jakarta bit different with china town in other cities from some countries. But you can find some unique of the place by take a tour. Eventhough some looks a mess but enjoy it and you won't feel the...More

Thank arievo
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Tourists do not normally come to Glodok but it is highly recommended just to see how the Chinese migrants and Indonesians live the real life! Vibrant, noisy, chaotic 24/7 with lots of street food, the best in town......

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

To name this place Chinatown is misleading because yes it does have a great chinese community and shops but it is not a touristy place visually attractive like chinatowns in other large cities can be. I went there because you'll fine DELL repair shop, which...More

Thank nadiaz_11
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We spent 4 hours walking around Chinatown checking out the shops and food. We also found the 2 temples and 1 catholic church to visit along the way. Well worth the walk, so many things to look at.

Thank TX_678
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took a walking tour of Chinatown and learned much about the local Chinese history. I still do not understand why the Muslim killed more than 1000 Catholic Chinese in 1998. I understand that the Chinese were monopolizing the trade here but all this was...More

Thank denis
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I love to. visit this place as it is so interesting. Most of the people hear share the same culture,Chinese.They are clever enough to mix with the locals. Yes,they are Chinese Indonesian.

Thank praneesweetbee
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