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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Walking around Glodok was a really fun tour. If you want a good walk around then you may need a local tour guide. The walk encompassed the a look at a few temples, the glodok markets and around the area. We were able to have...More

Thank Simirani
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The Chinatown of Jakarta and interesting place where to walk and take to many pocture of the real life. Not easy to find and to walk trought, but it could be a new experiece. With many shops where to buy into and at good price....More

1  Thank Gianpaolo B
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Chinatown located at the West Jakarta. Mostly people who live here is Chinese People, usually they have store to sell daily needs, cloth, food, etc. In china town we also can find some Big & Beautiful Temple. The biggest i know is Cing Te Yen...More

Thank Ferry_Kasenda
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We went there today, it was somewhat hard to find, even our taxi driver didn't know where to go! We found the chinese temple, but it was small and there were many beggars. Be careful of them. The open market started from there and spread...More

Thank pathenak
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Not easy to find, nice walk with many shops if you are into buying things or even photography. But nothing really special about the place

2  Thank Abdulla A
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Went there with my local friends, he pushed me to go there to eat foods, and we did eat a lot of streets foods and walking around checking for old vintage stuff and chinese medicine. We did try mainly different food and massage was really...More

Thank casastyles
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Our guide brought my spouse and I here on our first day of private touring in Jakarta since we enjoy experiencing the people and their cultures. One of our first visits was to Dharma Bhakit Chinese temple, which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is with great...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

i was on our bicycle sunday ride with my wife and happened to reach this chinatown area. we decided to take bakmi (noodles) for our breakfast and for me nothing beats this place. bakmi akwet run by chinese old couple and located right in the...More

Thank ariavita
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Deep in the market, used every day, a real glimpse of the forever nature of China in Indonesia. Not a lot to see but incense and mourning.

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Not so attrative here. Difference to what typically China Town around the world. Good to have a walk but not so safe especially during night time.

Thank HusinLim
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