Traveling to Indonesia feels very unfortunate if you don’t visit tourist attractions in the capital city of Jakarta
even though there are lots of big buildings and shopping centers in the city but Jakarta can’t be separated from its history which is so much that there are many places to visit unique and historic that is worth a visit. The place is the Old City or Kota Tua, a historic place of Dutch Colonial Heritage in 1619, and in 1972 The Governor of Jakarta, Mr. Ali Sadikin inaugurated Kota Tua as a legacy of the colonialists who served as a legacy for Jakarta.
Although Kota Tua is an ahistorical tourist spot, this place is very much in demand by tourists, especially young people, not only tourists from Jakarta but from all regions in Indonesia and even abroad, it feels like something is missing if you come to Jakarta without visiting the phenomenal tourist attractions. This besides that this place is very Instagram-able and suitable for photography hunters, this place is highly recommended for photo lovers and very suitable to be used as a pre-wedding photo spot because there are many classics, unique photo spots, and many choices of other places around Old town. This Old Town or Kota Tua is very beautiful when visited at night, there is live music that can be enjoyed in the middle of the field with a bustling and calm atmosphere while looking at the beautiful sky.
Some recommendations for places that can be visited and are very suitable for photo collections in cellphone galleries and social media for Dolanesia’s travellers that can be used as the best photo spots in The Old City (Kota Tua) area include Fatahillah Park which is part of the historic Fatahillah Museum area. Dolanesia’s travellers can rent bicycles located around the park to explore the entire Old City (Kota Tua), take pictures using bicycles at this iconic spot which is mostly done by tourists, access to Kota Tua is very easy to reach by private vehicle or train to the final destination of Jakarta Kota and Transjakarta is the final destination of the City.
Don’t forget to visit Toko Merah tourist spot which is located on Jl. Kali Besar Barat No. 11 is one of the oldest buildings in Jakarta which was built around 1730 which is certainly synonymous with an elegant red colour with a full artistic feel to the building. This Red Shop (Toko Merah) was used as the residence of The Dutch Governors in its time, formerly this area was an elite area inhabited by The Dutch Colonialists and now it has been used as a meeting building and commercial gallery. Even though its name is Toko Merah and from the outside, it looks like an ordinary building, you will be impressed if you enter the building. The touch of history is still very much felt, inside Toko Merah, there are two houses with one roof, there are equipped with several facilities for visitors such as a restaurant. The fee charged to visit this Red Shop tour is Rp. 10,000 per person with operating hours starting at 09.00-16.30 WIB. To come here, you can use a private vehicle via DalamCity Toll Road or the Tanjung Priok direction or public transportation via Transjakarta to the Pluit-Tanjung Priok route and get off at the Kali Besar Barat Bus Stop.
The next recommended place is Cafe Batavia. This cafe has two floors and is known to be one of the icons of The Old City Jakarta and is located close to the Fatahillah Museum because of its colonial-classical style building and is still touched by historical nuances during The Dutch Colonial period. This cafe has existed around 1830 by serving a variety of Indonesian and western menus at a price of around Rp. 100,000, this price is in accordance with the atmosphere that is served and can be enjoyed by visitors. This cafe has become one of the best and most favourite spots for all Indonesian and foreign tourists in the Kota Tua area either only from outside the building or inside this cafe building.
Jakarta Kota Railway
The Kota Tua area that is no less interesting and most well known to many people is the Jakarta Kota Railway Station, the mobility at this station is quite high and is actively used by the people and has been used as acultural heritage by The Jakarta Governor’s Decree in 1993 and The Minister of Culture and Tourism’s Decree in 2005. Train This building is very large and spacious, the building cannot be separated from a very meaningful history for Jakartaduring the colonial period around 1882. If you come to the Kota Tua area, it will feel more perfect if you use public transportation facilities which are part of the history of the City of Jakarta.
One of the favourite places in the Kota Tua area for travellers is The Kali Besar area. Kali Besar presents many interesting spots that are enjoyed by many photography lovers. As the name implies, Kali Besar is synonymous with a large and very long river. There are many museums and historical buildings that surround the Kali Besar area, it feels like entering the old era when you come to Kali Besar