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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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I Love Glodok - Real Chinatown in Jakarta

Glodok (Chinese: 裹踱刻) is an administrative village of Taman Sari, West Jakarta, Indonesia. The area is also known as Pecinan or Chinatown since the Dutch colonial era, and is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Glodok (Chinese: 裹踱刻) is an administrative village of Taman Sari, West Jakarta, Indonesia. The area is also known as Pecinan or Chinatown since the Dutch colonial era, and is considered the biggest in Indonesia, as a majority of the traders in Glodok are of Chinese descent. As shopping center, most of the vendors in Glodok are Chinese Indonesian. Glodok is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I normally visit Glodok every month to buy power and hand tools, electronics goods and DIY products. Unfortunately, only ACE Hardware is available and their DIY department is a joke. Also at Glodok, your can find fake DVDs and blu-rays dirt cheap.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The area is overcrowded and quite dirty. The sale of frog legs and turtle parts are disgusting. I would avoid it.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Place where you enjoy variety of traditional chinese foods. If you need chinese medicine, glodok is the place to visit..

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You can get whatever you want at Glodok and many Chinese traders are still operating at this area. Good street food and it quite clean.

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I hv been to chinatown in few country and this one is the most laid back, far from tourism hype. Very local life around here. Been here quite often. Many chinesse drug store, I hv 1 regular store but don't know a recommended sinshe. There's 1 favorite jewelry shop in gloria. There're also 1 old & crowded pharmacy and 1... More 

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Thank Taufik N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

going inside the small streets of Glodok, you'll feel like you're not in Jakarta. you can find a lot of photographic scenes, fresh sliced fruits and chinese foods & drinks with cheap prices. don't forget to take a visit to the temples, light some prayer candles and see how's your fortune in life throughout the year, and pay those fun... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Basically it's just a huge market that sells electronics. Everything electronic. Phones and accessories, computers/laptops and accessories, play stations and accessories, music amplifiers etc. Also lots of those solar powered cats in glass domes that wave their paw up and down.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ive been coming to Chinatown Jakarta since I could remember. Everytime I'm back in Jakarta I make time to visit Chinatown. There is everything for everyone. It's dated, it's old but I will always remember Chinatown as part of my growing up phase.

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It must visit place in Jakarta if you want to feel the Chinese Heritage and enjoy various foods. You also can go to the Oldies Chinese Temple in Jakarta

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