Jakarta began its history in the 14th century as a small harbor town and today become a bustling metropolitan city. Old Batavia’s heart is in the Kota area now. The Old Batavia Tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta with various blends of culture and traditions.
At 8.0 AM this morning, we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or other designated places (please go to the booking page to select the pick up location that in your area from the pick up location list), then we will go to have this unique tour, the tour will take about 8 hours, we will send you back to your hotel or other designated place after that.
This tour featuring the following objects and attractions:
KOTA INTAN DRAWBRIDG
SUNDA KELAPA HARBOR
Merdeka Square is a large square located in the center of Jakarta, it is surrounded by important government buildings such as the President Palace, the Supreme Court and various governmental ministries.(Monday & Public Holidays closed)
ISTANA NEGARA (PRESIDENT PALACE OF INDONESIA)
The Presidential Palace, Jakarta, also known as the Merdeka Palace, is a state-owned palace complex, currently used as the official residence of the President of the Peoples Republic of Indonesia. The palace was originally constructed around 1876, and later sold to the Dutch colonialists to serve as the residence for the Governor General. Further modifications were made through the years, making it one of the most eye-catching architectural landmarks of historical significance in Jakarta. After Indonesia finally gained its independence in 1949, the palace was renamed Istana Merdeka, meaning 'The Palace of Freedom'. You can overlook the palace from the distance.
NATIONAL MONUMENT (MONAS)
National Monument (MONA), it is a 132-meter-high column towering over Merdeka Squareis. It is Jakarta’s principal landmark and it symbolizes the nation’s independence. The flame on top is gilded with 35 kg of gold leaf.The basement of the monument houses an exhibit of 48 dramatic dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present. The basement of the monument houses an exhibit of 48 dramatic dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present.
Glodok is the center of Jakarta’s China Town. It is now banking, hawkers, trading and entertainment center. Visit to Petak Sembilan Chinese temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin. Built around 1650, it was on of the earliest center of worship for the Batavian Chinese.
Kota Intan Drawbridge
In the 18th century, Kali Besar area was a very stylish residential neighborhood along the great canal of Cliliwung river. At the north end of the Kali Besar lays a small 17th century Dutch drawbridge, the last in the city, called the Kota Intan Drawbridge.
Sunda Kelpha Harbor
This 500-year-old harbor area was a vital link to the markets of the outside world for the 15th Century kingdom of Pajajaran. Since then this port has belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. Though little remains of bustling old Sunda Kelapa except the name, the harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia. The magnificent and brightly painted Makassar schooner called Phinisi are still an important means of transporting goods to and from the outer islands. This is one of the finest sights in Jakarta.
Built in the 16th century, the museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, which is probably one of the most solid reminders of Dutch rule to be found in Indonesia. It provides the historic background of Jakarta through a display of maps and antiquities, including furniture and porcelains. After that transfer back to your hotel or other designated place.