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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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  • Just like an ordinary people market with many seller & distributors. Electronic area is known as harco. Most price in this area is quite cheap if you know how to bargain. If you looking for counterfei...  more »
  • We followed an "unofficial" tour guide we met at the Fatahillah square and he took us here for about an hour. The place was packed with people and shops, and a lot of traffic, and the smell of exhaust...  more »
  • It is Jakarta's Chinatown. Was confused or that Chinatown is fun, lively is interesting.
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