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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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A wealth of choices exists in Jakarta, a sightseeing destination in its own right and a gateway to the rest of the country. For luxury options, try the Lingkar Kuningan area, where new developments provide rooms with excellent views of the city. Head north to find more affordable hotels, offering comfortable rooms in local, non-chain establishments. Up in the Kemang district you'll find an abundance of backpacker and budget accommodations, such as hostels and rental apartments, in areas known for their small cafes, trendy bars, and nightlife.
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  • The place is nice but it can be seen that some parts are dark, dirty and full of food stalls. Beautiful buildings and after new regulations from the government, we can easily find place to sit inside ...  more »
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  • It was okay. Stopped by while passing through to Mangga Dua. Nice old buildings, but the area is generarally dirty, and poorly maintained.  more »