Kota (Indonesian: Kota Tua Jakarta), is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also known as Old Jakarta, and Old Batavia (Dutch: Oud Batavia). It spans 1.3 square kilometres of North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Kelurahan Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Kelurahan Roa Malaka, Tambora). Kota is Indonesian word for "city", it was the reminiscent of the vicinity during colonial times in the 16th century that the city was only within Batavia walled compound (today Kota), while the surrounding areas was only kampung (villages), orchards, and ricefields. The largely Chinese downtown area of Glodok is a central part of Kota.
Dubbed "The Jewel of Asia" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, Old Jakarta — or Batavia, as it was named by the Dutch — was once a center of commerce for the whole continent due to its strategic location and abundant resources.
As important settlement, urban center, and the center of commerce in Asia since the 16th century, Oud Batavia is home of several important historical sites and buildings.
You can visit Kota Tua Jakarta by riding personal vehicle or taxi. You can also alternatively ride TransJakarta Busway from the first corridor, which routed from Blok M to Kota. If you ride the TransJakarta Busway, you can get off at Kota Station which is where busway from the first corridor ended. Kota Station is part of Kota Tua area.
Address: Kota Tua
Jl. Kali Besar Tim. 5
Kota Jkt Bar., Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110
GPS: -6.135357, 106.813203
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