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Chinatown (Glodok)

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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number:
01058581683
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Chinatown of Jakarta began long before Indonesia existed as a nation...

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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Wasn't much to see

I went to Glodok expecting to see more. All there was is some run down plazas, a small Buddhist temple and a small traditional market. It didn't feel or look much different from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Glodok expecting to see more. All there was is some run down plazas, a small Buddhist temple and a small traditional market. It didn't feel or look much different from an Indonesian traditional market except for the fact there was sea cucumber, some Chinese pottery and pork products on sale. You can buy Chinese cuisine in many... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was supprised with the atmosphere there, its like at traditional market in China, the chinese culture and ambience was really strong. They also sell many various of Chinese stuff that you might couldn't find it anywhere else but there. The food..I mean the food.. you must try. The food stall aslo line up along the way..various of tempting food you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GLODOK is equivalent to Jakarta history. It is in West Jakarta & has been the Chinatown since the Dutch colony with majority of the businessmen having been of Chinese descent. The most famous & one of the oldest temple in Jakarta, JIN DE YUAN, is in Glodok area. All the colonial government buildings are in Glodok & are mostly still... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In these places you will find Good Chinese food with affortable price, souvenirs, Chinese medicines and herbs, and many Buddhist temple. Many shop are located at small ally.

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3 Thank Michael_Teoh
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

was there with a local Guide , learnt a lot about Chinese life in Jakarta, very busy area, the markets are packed with food and vegteables, the Supermarkets provide all Fake you are looking for, if you like it. Worth to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Strolling along the small alley here is very recommended. Don't be afraid to get lost, in fact many unique things you could find here.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Glodok, Pancoran, Mangga Besar, Angke and Jembatan Lima are part of Jakarta's Chinatown. In these places you will find Great and affordable Chinese food, cheap souvenirs, Chinese medicines and herbs, a Budhist temple, plenty small alleys which will lead you to more alleys and more shops. Defenitely worth the shopping (you can haggle the price of the item you are... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I visited this place the weekend before Chinese New Year and it was all decked out in red lanterns and other decorations. Plus the regular market was happening - snacks, fruits and vegetables of all types, fish, chickens, pork, frog legs, sea cucumbers, crab, special cakes, jewelry, shoes, etc. You name it, it was for sale here. Go here if... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If U looking for chinese medicine, chinese inggridient food, Chinese food, this is the place. U will see the old chinatown here. In the morning, U will find a market also

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

you'll find anything there, streets so dirty as expected; different perspective travel through it by motorbike.

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