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Chinatown (Glodok), Jakarta

(2.5/5 based on 280+ 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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  • 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, ...  more »
  • This is the place to leave Chinatown and just feel like kitchen markets and stalls and Chinese feel signs or Chinese-style charm, ritual art. I walked the place crowded, very crowded so be careful.
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  • 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 t...  more »