Jakarta: Old Batavia Historical Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in Jakarta, then it’s time to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city and travel out into the peaceful countryside as you head to the nearby city of Bogor. Admire the stunning scenic views along the drive and see a side to Jakarta you might have missed if you stayed in the city. Your first stop of the day is Bogor's beautiful botanic gardens located at the heart of the city. These world-class gardens cover an area of around 85 acres and were officially opened by the Dutch in 1817. Early researchers used these gardens to develop a variety of crops including tea and tobacco, and the park is still a major center for botanical research in Indonesia. Next, take a visit to one of the very few remaining gongsmiths in Indonesia and watch how the traditional techniques are still in use today. Learn about the way the instruments are melte...
Take a trip back in time to the colonial past of the “the Queen of the East.” Explore Jakarta's historical district of Batavia and learn about the events that have shaped the city's history. Meet your guide in the heart of Kota Tua. Stop at the Old Railway Station and admire the Dutch Colonial architecture. Visit the Museum Bank Indonesia which is located in Indonesia’s former central bank. Learn about the development of Indonesia through its commerce. Examine the Jakarta History Museum’s collection of artifacts including objects from the Dutch East Indies Company, historic maps, and archeological objects from the prehistoric era such as ancient inscriptions and swords. Hop on a bike for a scenic ride past old town’s main attractions. Arrive at the Puppet Museum, a space dedicated to traditional Javanese puppets. Admire the paintings, sculptures, and ceramics of Indonesia’s finest arti...
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