Jakarta Heritage Tour
- Category: Jakarta - West Java
- Last Updated: Monday, 22 June 2015 06:12
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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.
This tour featuring the following objects and attractions:
The National Museum, built in 1862, is the best museum in Indonesia and reputedly one of the finest in Southeast Asia. The museum has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups – costumes, musical instruments, model houses, numerous fine bronzes from the Hindu-Budhist Javanese period, as well as many interesting stone pieces salvaged from Java and other temples. (Monday & Public Holidays closed. Visit the National Monument instead).
Glodok China Town
Glodok is the center of Jakarta’s China Town. 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. Also experience walking through the traditional market and find new things you never expect here.
Kota Intan Drawbridge
In the 18th century, At the north end of the Kali Besar lays a small Dutch drawbridge the last in the city, called the Kota Intan Drawbridge.
Sunda Kelapa Harbor
This old harbor area was a vital link to the outside world markets for the 15th Century kingdom of Pajajaran. Since then this port had belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. The harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia.
Prior to its being officially functioned as a museum, the building had been the City Hall (Stadhuis). It provides the historic background of Jakarta through a display of maps, antiquities, and furnitures. (Monday & Public Holidays closed. Visit the antique and flea market in Jalan Surabaya instead).
The museum of great collections of Javanese leather puppets (wayang kulit), wooden puppets (wayang golek), as well as masks of Indonesian and other countries. UNESCO proclaimed Indonesian puppets as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”
Prior to it’s being officially functioned as a museum, the building had been the City Hall (Stadhuis). It provides the historic background of Jakarta through a display of maps, antiquities, and furnitures. (Monday & Public Holidays closed. Visit the antique and flea market in Jalan Surabaya instead).
- Transportation by private car with air conditioner and fully licensed driver
- English speaking guide - inclusive of his/her expenses
- Meals during the tour (1 x Lunch at local restaurant)
- Entrance, parking & toll fees
- Mineral water during tour
- Airfares w/ Airport Tax
- Personal expenses
- Tipping to guide/driver