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Chinatown (Glodok), Jakarta

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Take a guided tour of Chinatown (Glodok) to see traditional Chinese architecture, historical buildings, Buddhist temples, and colorful stalls that fill this vibrant neighborhood's markets. Eat a wide variety of traditional Chinese foods, cooked in front of you by street vendors, and purchase everything from electronics, to antiques and ancient Chinese medicines. The governor of the Dutch East Indies created the district in 1740, moving ethnic Chinese out of the city in the wake of a pogrom launched against them. Use our Jakarta vacation planner to arrange your visit to Chinatown (Glodok) and other attractions in Jakarta.
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  • 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 traditio...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »