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Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from Jakarta
"After pickup from your hotel in Jakarta make the trip to the the National Museum. It offers historical prehistoric archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics. It also has one of the most complete collections in the country of bronzes and ceramics dating back lo the Han Tang and Ming Dynasties. The museum's collection of cultural instruments household utensils arts and crafts provide a good introduction to the life of Indonesia's various ethnic groups (National Museum closed on Monday).After your museum visit
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
"After hotel pickup start with a visit to the last remaining Dutch drawbridge in Jakarta known as Chicken Market Bridge. After the bridge visit you'll stop at Fatahillah Square. Walk along cobblestone paths through the historical Kali Besar Barat lined with Dutch architecture before visiting the Wayang Kulit shadow puppet museum. Once you are done checking out the displays in the museum continue to Toko Merah
From $74.00
 
Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
"After hotel pickup start with a visit to the last remaining Dutch drawbridge in Jakarta known as Chicken Market Bridge. After the bridge visit you'll stop at Fatahillah Square. Walk along cobblestone paths through the historical Kali Besar Barat lined with Dutch architecture before visiting the Wayang Kulit shadow puppet museum. Once you are done checking out the displays in the museum continue to Toko Merah
From $74.00

Old Batavia - Kota Tips (34)

batavia is great

try coming here to see the old age of jakarta , youll see how this city in the colonial eraKota Tua is where the Dutch immigrants settled and established their seat of government. Buildings showcasing...
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rhadi12
Nov 29, 2014

The 17th century Bridge across the canal

The old kota Batavia is not as busy as in the 17th century any more. There are less business activities. There are only hawkers selling local food on their moving vehicles. The old bridge is across...
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DaHongHua
Dec 17, 2013

Have a drink at Cafe' Batavia

One of the most unique attraction in the Fatahillah Squre is the Cafe' Batavia. It is the 2nd oldest building in the area. The restoration was done in 1993 and the furnitures and pictures / paintings...
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DaHongHua
Dec 17, 2013

Fatahillah Square - Old Batavia

This opened park has old buildings that being preserved to be a tourist and heritage park. Some of the buildings are government offices, such as the general post office are in this compound. The Cafe'...
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DaHongHua
Dec 17, 2013

Old Batavia (Kota Tua Jakarta)

Kota Tua Jakarta is also known as the Old Jakarta or Old Batavia. “Kota” is Indonesian language for city. Old Batavia is a house for several historical sites and buildings of Jakarta- Fatahillah...
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theguardianangel
Jan 17, 2013

The Dutch Heritage

The old Jakarta has a nice square and old historical buildings. Many of these have been transformed into museums, but many others are crumbling. It has the bicycles and everything like it is an old...
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J_Antunes
Dec 15, 2012

A XVII century Bridge

The Chicken Market Bridge dates back to the XVII century and is of Dutch origin. The bridge is nice but the canal below is very dirty, smelly and polluted and the walk there from Fatahillah Square is...
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J_Antunes
Dec 15, 2012

Old Town Batavia

Kota Tua is where the Dutch immigrants settled and established their seat of government. Buildings showcasing Dutch architecture still stand around the Fatahillah square, most of which function as...
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eagerexplorer
Jul 05, 2012

Poor old Batavia

Batavia is the old center of Dutch Jakarta. It is in a rather pitiful state as many of the historic buildings are crumbling in front of your very eyes. The desire to annihilate everything related to...
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Assenczo
Sep 14, 2011

Tropical Amsterdam

When you cross Kali Besar on the Diamond bridge, you have an overview of this kali (Channel) the banks of which is currently under renovation; look at the first picture, and remove the electric lights...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

The Bridge of the Diamond City

That is the name of this drawbridge if I translate from the Indonesian: Jembatan Kota Intan. Near the northern End of Kali Besar you can admire a beautiful remain of old Batavia (I am tempted to write...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

Café Batavia: tendentious?

I wrote this title here, well, I do not know. . . I just had some thought about, and at the end, there is probably nothing bad. . . Well, when you look at some pictures the café, in the corridor...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Jakarta

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National Museum

I regretted that I didn't allocate more time to explore this museum. It is, after all, the National Museum of Indonesia. There are so much to see in this place which was filled with collections not...
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National Monument - Monas

We visited MONAS one evening in DEC 2009. This is a must visit place I suggest while you travel to Jakarta. It is a big park with hugh car park and a hawker centre attached to it. There are hawkers...
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Istiqlal Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian Independence, as nation’s gratitude for God’s blessings. Hence, it was named as Istiqlal...
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Taman Impian Jaya Ancol

Lots of things go on down at Ancol. We used to come here to check out the art and craft souvenir shops and to find something to eat. It was a pretty long bus trip when we could not con someone into...
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Museum Fatahillah

Museum Fatahillah is the center of the Old Batavia, a former municipal building which is now a museum that stores historical collections particularly those closely related to the long journey of...
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Sea World Ancol

Sea World is one of the attraction in ANCOL theme park situated in Teluk Jakarta. During our visit in Dec 2009, we visited the cultural hand craft site, children park, 4D show and the Sea World. There...
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Getting to Jakarta

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Jalan Taman Fatahillah No.1, DKI Jakarta 11110, Indonesia

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