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Explore the largest Chinatown in Indonesia with a local expert.

Visit Jakarta’s oldest Chinese houses sandwiched between modern office blocks.

Peruse a traditional market and check out some ancient temples to learn how locals pray.

Stroll through a local neighborhood to see how traditional Chinese arts, like calligraphy and fortune-telling, are still being practiced.

Sample a few local delicacies at the famous food court and old coffeehouse.

Inclusion

Local English-speaking guide; Lunch and coffee; Donation to temple.

Exclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available daily at 9:00am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Departs from and returns to Seven Eleven Novotel Hotel, Jl. Gajah Mada No. 188 Jakarta Barat 11120.

Itinerary

This 3-hour Jakarta walking tour begins by visiting one of Jakarta’s oldest Chinese houses, built in the 19th century but located in the middle of modern office blocks.

After that, you’ll walk to the center of Jakarta’s Chinatown known as Glodok. We’ll stroll through the traditional market where you’ll find everything from Chinese decorations, to fresh vegetables and local fruits, exotic foods, and daily supplies for locals. Not far from the traditional market, we will visit some ancient temples to learn how the Chinese pray. Strolling through the residential areas, you’ll see how Chinese blend with the Malays and people from different ethnic groups. These cultures have assimilated beyond temples to create a charge in a Chinese house.

Lastly, we’ll walk through the famous food court, full of delicious local foods from pig belly to hainam rice. We’ll stop at a few of our favorite places, including an old coffee shop on a narrow street, for a taste of local delicacies. During our walk, we’ll experience local Chinese culture like the making of traditional Chinese calligraphy, getting your future predicted (an Indonesian passion), and checking out an ancient medicine store.

With your inner history buff satisfied and your senses awakened by the tastes and smells of Chinatown, you’ll be ready to take on the rest of Jakarta. Be sure to ask your local recommendations for what else to see, eat, and do!

Additional Information

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes/sandals for walking. Do not wear tank tops (or other sleeveless shirts) or revealing shorts.

Policies

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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2. Discuss

Our destination specialists are here to help. They will have firsthand knowledge of the destinations that mean they can answer your questions, make suggestions and give relevant advice to put together your dream holiday.

3. Refine

Your own dedicated specialist travel advisor will help to carefully create your tailor made holiday and send you a detailed itinerary via email for you to look through and refine until you are 100% satisfied.

4. Confirming your holiday

Once your holiday itinerary has been agreed we will ask you to pay the relevant deposit, if applicable, or full payment if your holiday is departing within 14 weeks of booking. You will then receive your full confirmation, payment receipt and ATOL certificate via email within 24 hours of booking.

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Even after you have booked and paid for your holiday there are bound to be questions you have before you depart on your holiday. We pride ourselves with the Customer Care that we offer and are always here to assist with any pre or post departure assistance you require.

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