Photo: Hansel & Gretel.

Kota Tua

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Old City, as the Indonesian translation goes, is the location of the original Batavia which was developed during the 1600s.


Photo of Kota Tua

The main attraction in these parts is the architecture and a few old museums, but sadly none of this is really impressive until you reach the centre of the district.

In the centre of Kota is a large square called Taman Fatahillah which is ringed by a number of fine buildings such as the ones housing Cafe Batavia and the Fatahillah museum.

A walk through the backstreets of Kota may well generate some good photo opportunities but the charm of the area can be somewhat of a challenge to discover.


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