Jakarta Old Town, Never Grow Old
ARE you a true traveler? If the answer is “yes”, you should visit Jakarta! Why Jakarta?
Jakarta is the 2nd Largest Megapolitan in the World!
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. The Jakarta metropolitan area, which is connected to a number of buffer zones, namely Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi with more than 30 million people, is the largest megapolitan in Southeast Asia or second in the world. Let us explore Jakarta!
Jakarta is a Safe and Friendly City
Jakarta is called miniature of Indonesia. There are many ethnic groups living in Jakarta, and there are 6 major religions. However, all these differences do not make this city unsafe and unpeaceful. In fact, the city of Jakarta is one of the safest cities with friendly residents with foreign tourists.
Jakarta’s Old City Makes You Reluctant to Leave
In Jakarta, there are at least 200 tourist destinations – from nature tourism, tourist parks, religious tourism, culinary, shopping, city tour and historical tours. For the local traveler, hundreds of tourist destinations it can not be a day finished visited. Thousand Islands for example, which is a beautiful island tour in Jakarta, will never visit and finish enjoying hundreds of islands – at least for the 12 most beautiful islands in the region.
Then, where the ideal tourist destination visited daily, cheap, meaningful and memorable?
The answer is, Jakarta Old Town, officially known as “Kota Tua”, is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia. This special area has an area of 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West.
Prior to being called “Batavia”, the Old City was named “Jayakarta”. Around the year 1619 this city was destroyed by the VOC and built a new city which was later called Batavia.
If you want to prove the beauty of Jakarta Old Town, then one way, some tourism objects of Old Town can be found, such as the former VOC Office of Governor, Fatahillah Square, Bank Indonesia Museum, Wayang (Puppet) Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Jakarta Kota Station, Pos Indonesia Office, and Diamond City Bridge.
This historical tour will bring you back to the past. There are many things you can do here. Take a photo. Many instagramable spots here! Visiting a number of museums that are close together (on foot), with a cost of 3 thousand rupiah! For example, The Jakarta History Museum (Indonesian: Museum Sejarah Jakarta), also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis (city hall) of Batavia. The Museum displays objects from the prehistory period of the city region, the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and the Dutch colonization period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.
Others, you can riding Dutch-style bicycles, enjoying culinary at a number of unique cafes, seeing ex dungeons in the backyard of the former office of a well-preserved VOC Governor and more beautiful and tranquil location than on the front page.
The old city, spread his charm never grow old. Come and prove it!
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