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Jakarta Old Town, Jakarta

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Walk the streets of colonial-era Jakarta in Jakarta Old Town. Dubbed “The Jewel of Asia” by European sailors, the area developed to become the headquarters of the Dutch East India company, and the capital of the Dutch East Indies. Many notable historical sites line the streets of this recently rejuvenated district, which sports a number of museums and original architectural features. As a former center of trade and governance, the Old Town offers plenty of interesting attractions for visitors keen on political, maritime, and commercial history. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jakarta Old Town by using our Jakarta vacation builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The old Jakarta consists of old colonial buidings located on a square. Many of the city's interesting museums are located on this square; the puppet museum, Fine Arts Museum and the Justice building w...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you like colonial buildings and history. It's a cultural bubble in the north. Visit the modern art museum and do the Dutch Government House. The square is fun.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Gak ada salahnya mencoba satu kota ini,, sangat seru,, ramai pengunjung,, tapi kurang enak karna banyak pengamen, untuk lokasi sangat bagus sekali,, kota penuh sejarah dan sangat tua,,  more »

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