Kota, also called Old Batavia or Old Town Jakarta, is the
surviving piece of Dutch colonial district from its heyday as the
centre of Asia's trade with the west. Today the area's colonial
buildings are falling into disrepair but the central cobble stone
square Taman Fatahillah still lets visitors recall life in the 16th
century. The area is free to roam about in although information and
attractions are lacking. Yet it is a rare glimpse into the city's
history which is mostly swallowed by new development elsewhere. The
area is set pleasantly on the waterfront and gives a quiet and
cooler reprieve from the bustle of Jakarta's inner city.
Address: Kota Fatahillah Square Opening Time: Daily Admission: Free
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