Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia that displays the colonial impact on the country immensely. Jakarta old town is small area of the town that you should definitely visit. It will take you back in time to experience the colonial history and culture. If you wish to add this experience to your visit, stay in Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta. It would provide you with exceptional facilities that you can find in service apartments in Jakarta.
Jakarta old town, the picturesque are hidden amidst the hustle and bustle of the city is also known as ‘Kota’ or ‘Old Batavia’. It is a reminiscent of the colonial times in the 16th Century and it was once considered to be a commercial hub. The strategic location of this area spanning over 1.3 kilometres was once identified to be the jewel of Asia.
Moreover, this part of Jakarta is home to many historical sites such as the Jakarta History Museum, Jakarta Kota Station, the maritime museum, Luar Batang mosque and Sunda Kelapa harbour. These deteriorating monuments are constantly in the process of restoration. But the beauty and the charm of these landmarks does not lack even in an ounce.
The best way to explore the elegance of Jakarta old town is by taking leisurely stroll or riding a bike around the city. You can embrace the cultural values of the atmosphere only by mixing with the locality. The option for eating out are also numerous. The meal option are bound to be mouth-watering.
In addition, there are also entertainment options that add value to the whole experience of this city. Shopping tours will provide you with plenty of souvenirs, spices and Batik clothes that you would undoubtedly fall in love with.
To sum up, keep in mind to buy a guide to the city if you are going to discover its secrets on your own. Enjoy this extraordinary opportunity!
Thanuja Silva: Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.