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Chinatown (Glodok), Jakarta
(2.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very close to fatahilla square, very crowded since the streets are narrow and with lines of shops of all kinds where you find plenty of bargains. The temple is quite a distance into one of the side st...  more »
  • Walk 10 minutes south of Kota district and Chinatown. Streets lined with shops, Street itself is a chaotic impression. Also would love to go.
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  • The China Town in Jakarta was a special experience to us and had a first hand look at how the Chinese culture and religious rituals are performed. I have attached few pictures from the location for be...  more »