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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 yesterday

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......

Thank Winardi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately my guided tour was cancelled and as I only had one day for sightseeing, I decided to go to Glodok by myself. A very authentic experience! But I missed a lot as I didn't know which areas I could enter. Be warn if you...More

Thank Suren P
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Food lovers have to visit this place. This eclectic neighborhood has been attracting foodies in droves for decades. The once-low-key precinct is now a hip hangout for folks looking for great coffee, comforting café grub, indie shopping and unique local dining experiences.

Thank efratadenny
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Along the streets, vendors are offering authentic food. Most visitors seem to be Indonesian Chinese doing their shopping. Ideal to get a look into the daily life of Jakarta's Chinese community. Don't go there if you can stomach strong smells or a bit mistreated animals.

Thank MaxeMustermann
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Many temples to visit from big ones to even small secluded ones . There are many noodle stalls that serves good chicken noodles . A must try in this area. In the morning they have the famous bakmie ahong in jalan kemenangan 3 alley which...More

Thank Theresia B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

it is one of the oldest part of Jakarta, the center of Batavia's economic in the past. the economic in this area is still running high, as now beside known as china town it is also serve as wholesaler for children toys, stationary, hair accessories,...More

Thank sllo2017
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