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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. 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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  • Visited this place after collecting passport at Immigration office nearby. The hystorical buildings are nice but unfortunately NOT CLEAN and a BIT SMELLY. Actions should taken soon and maintained. Peo...  more »
  • ... with the train, surely a must-visit to live the spirit of the city, which is full of double implications: the seemingly rich one, made of skyscrapers and shopping malls and the poor one, made of shacks in eternit and dirty, polluted rivers and filled with garbage and plastic.
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