Old Town of Jakarta as a major tourist destination

The old town region is often called "Oud Batavia"

Jakarta Old Town also known as the City of Batavia, a city built refers to the basic shape and is similar to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and as a center of trade in the continent of Asia in the past.

Oud Batavia so the designation of the local population in the capital, Jakarta, is a specific tourist area located in the western part of the city and deserves a special mention as the destination rating.

City with long history since it was completed in 1650 during the Dutch East Indies, which at one time been dubbed the merchants of Europe and Asia as the "Pearl of the Orient" and "Queen of the East", so do not be surprised when the Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, on a cultural events, December 9, 2014, formally establishes Oud Batavia as a major tourist destination in Jakarta.

Old City area is under revitalization through seven points in the region, among others, Fatahillah Square, Post Office Building, Kertaniaga Building and sculpture garden in the form of pedestrian and public open spaces.

A positive step that could excite the region become a kind of creative camp or creative center region.

(Source Berita Jakarta, Kompas Travel /Images V Puspitasari, P Widi Hatmi)


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