Embark on a 3-hour walking tour starting at Jakarta’s oldest Chinese houses built in the 19th century and explore Chinatown known as Glodok. 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, you visit some ancient temples to learn how the Chinese pray.
Wander through the residential areas and 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. Walk through the famous food court, full of delicious local foods from pig belly to hainam rice and along the way you stop at a few of favourite places, including an old coffee shop on a narrow street, for a taste of local delicacies.
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.
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