North Jakarta Walking Tour, Jakarta

The beautiful city of Jakarta traces its history all the way back to the fourth century. The city's heritage is well manifested in its customs, food, culture and language. North Jakarta, in particular, has many interesting attractions for a visitor to see, including museums, temples and mosques. Take our North Jakarta Walking Tour to see the best sights in the area.
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North Jakarta Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North Jakarta Walking Tour
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta (See other walking tours in Jakarta)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: jenny
Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum)

1) Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum) (must see)

Hosted by the former Dutch East India Company warehouses, the Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum in Indonesian) offers tourists an excursion in the maritime history of the Indonesian archipelago.

The buildings accommodating the maritime collections have a long and interesting history themselves. There are two groups of warehouses, one on the west bank of the Ciliwung River (or the Westzijdsche Pakhuizen) and one group on the east bank (or the Oostzijdsche Pakhuizen). Three out of the four...   view more
Jembatan Pasar Ayam

2) Jembatan Pasar Ayam

Jembatan Pasar Ayam or Chicken Market Bridge (also known as Kota Intan Bridge) is a wooden bridge built in the 17th century by the Dutch authorities. Named after a nearby chicken market placed in its immediate vicinity, the bridge linked the Dutch fort to the British one located on the other side of the Grand Canal.

Because the Grand Canal was transited by numerous vessels, the bridge was equipped with a leverage system that pulled the middle parts of the bridge, allowing ships to follow...   view more
Fine Arts Museum (Balai Seni Rupa )

3) Fine Arts Museum (Balai Seni Rupa ) (must see)

Located in the Old City (Kota Tua), in the immediate vicinity of numerous touristic attractions, such as the Maritime Museum, Jembatan Pasar Ayam (Chicken Market Bridge), Red Shop and Sunda Kelapa Harbor, the Fine Arts Museum is a must-see for any tourist. The museum is hosted by an old establishment, known to the locals as Fine Art Hall. The place was built in the 19th century and since 1870 functioned as Raad Van Justitie or Holland Court. Along time its functions have varied, ranging from...   view more
Museum Wayang (Puppet Museum)

4) Museum Wayang (Puppet Museum) (must see)

Wayang is an artistic performance involving the use of specially crafted puppets. The wayand theatrical pieces (also known as shadow theatre) have an entertaining as well as a moralizing purpose, promoting the traditional customs and values. The Museum Wayang was officially opened on August 13th, 1975 in order to preserve this tradition and offer optimal conditions of preservation for these centuries old wayang dolls.

Nowadays the museum hosts about 5147 exhibits. Most of them are wayang...   view more
Jakarta History Museum (Museum Fatahillah)

5) Jakarta History Museum (Museum Fatahillah) (must see)

Placed in the old part of Jakarta (also known as Kota), the History Museum is one of the most comprehensive museums in Indonesia. Boasting no less than 23,500 exhibits, the museum’s collections cover an extensive timeframe, starting with the prehistoric era and ending with the contemporary period.

The oldest exhibit from the museum is a replica of the Tugu Inscription dating back from the 5th century. Maps, drawings and a monument symbolizing the friendship between the Sunda and the...   view more
Bank Indonesia Museum

6) Bank Indonesia Museum (must see)

Bank Museum is one of the Kota’s (old part of Jakarta) gems. Preserving its severe, antique look on the outside, the Museum’s establishment uncovers a modern location on the inside, boasting up to date presentation equipment, high quality finishing and complete banking collections. The actual location of the Bank Indonesia Museum served first as a hospital, afterwards as an establishment for the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij and later on for the Indonesian Bank. This last institution...   view more
Vihara Dharma Bhakti

7) Vihara Dharma Bhakti

Religious center dedicated to Kwan Im (Goddess of Mercy), Vihara Dharma Bhakti is considered to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Jakarta. Similar in design to Petak Sembilan, another highly praised Chinese temple, the Dharma Bhakti was built in 1650. In the mid-18th century the temple was completely raked because of a large fire, but it was rebuilt 5 years later, in 1755.

Today, Vihara Dharma Bhakti is home to 18 Buddhist monks and represents a hot spot on Jakarta’s spiritual map....   view more
Masjid Tambora

8) Masjid Tambora

The Masjid Tambora mosque was built in 1767 by Haj Mustoyib Ki Daeng, and retains its original style today despite restoration works conducted in 1980. At first, you’ll notice outside the tombs of the mosque’s architect and his wife. Inside you can see the Chinese style ornaments and pillars decorated with Islamic scenes. Visitors should note that shoes must be left at the entrance, and that women must wear head...   view more
Jalan Pekojan Old Houses

9) Jalan Pekojan Old Houses

The Jalan Pekojan Old Houses owe their unique Chinese-style appearance to the fact that they were built by Chinese contractors. Used for various different things at that time, today some of these pretty houses have been transformed into small museums and...   view more
Mesjid Langgar Tinggi

10) Mesjid Langgar Tinggi

Mesjid Langgar Tinggi is a mosque built in 1829 which bears the hallmarks of Moorish colonial architecture. Its distinctive pillars and curved windows make it one of North Jakarta’s most recognizable landmarks. Visitors should note that the mosque remains a functioning place of worship, and that women should wear headscarves and all shoes should be left at the...   view more

Walking Tours in Jakarta, Indonesia

Create Your Own Walk in Jakarta

Create Your Own Walk in Jakarta

Creating your own self-guided walk in Jakarta is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
West Jakarta Walking Tour

West Jakarta Walking Tour

The western region of Jakarta city has much for the visitor to admire. You can see some fascinating museums, great shops and renowned architectural sites and monuments. Take our West Jakarta Walking Tour to discover the beauty of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Jakarta Places of Worship Tour

Jakarta Places of Worship Tour

Indonesia has six official religions: Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Most of these faiths began here during the country’s colonial times. Thanks to the city’s religious diversity, Jakarta is home to a large number of wonderful churches, temples and mosques that a visitor can admire on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Jakarta Historical Buildings Tour, Part 2

Jakarta Historical Buildings Tour, Part 2

The tour continues with the neo-gothic Catholic church - Gereja Immanuel that will impress you with its architectural features and that represents a reminder of Jakarta's past. Don't pass by some of the most important historic attractions in Jakarta, mostly located on Merdeka Square - one of the largest urban plazas in the world. The National Museum of Jakarta is also a great way to discover its past and important historic events.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Central Jakarta Orientation Walk

Central Jakarta Orientation Walk

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a massive metropolis and a melting pot of cultures historically inhabiting the city – Asian and European – each leaving their imprint on the local architecture, language, cuisine, etc. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the key sights of Central Jakarta to learn about the city's eventful past and present.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Historical Jakarta Walking Tour Part 1

Historical Jakarta Walking Tour Part 1

Jakarta is an old city that has seen a lot of change over the course of its 1,700-year history. Today you can see a lot of fascinating buildings and other sites that show the imprint history had on the city, particularly by British and Dutch colonization. Historic places of worship also pay testament to the popularity of Buddhism and Confucianism over the course of time. Take our two-part tour to discover the most important historic sites in Jakarta.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

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