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Jakarta Old Town, Jakarta

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Jakarta
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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  • The area is interesting and a variety of things to see and keep you occupied. I'd like to go back and sit at one of the cafes and watch the people walk by  more »
  • This place make your imaginaton flash back hundred years ago when Jakarta called Batavia. I like the situation this place that different with another place in Jakarta  more »
  • Supposed to be beautiful as the layout is similar to typical European cities, river-main station-city hall(now a museum)-plaza. Too many unorganized street food vendors which create traffic jam. Looks...  more »

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