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Jakarta Old Town, Jakarta

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Jakarta
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. A visit to Jakarta Old Town represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jakarta road trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • The remains of the Dutch reign over Indonesia can be seen here. Not worth more than an hour walk around, to see some colonial history. Lot of buildings are detoriated, but you casn imagine how it was ...  more »
  • I loved this - there were so many things to see (Including the puppet museum) and great places to eat - and you can even hire a bike and play in the square (i would be scared to bike in the street)  more »
  • The Government try to refurbish the area by facelift some of the buildings and river, many attractions surround it beside the Museum Fatahillah and the park. Easy to get here one of the place you can ...  more »
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