Jakarta

Jakarta

Jakarta

Jakarta

Jakarta

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Capital City
Of all the cities in South East Asia that I have visited, Jakarta is probably the most difficult on which to write. It is a big sprawling modern city with plenty of green spaces, but at the same time thousands of buildings still stick stubbornly to the old narrow streetscapes, punctuated by hundreds of temples.  สล็อตเว็บตรง

Jakarta is a mix of the old and the new- unlike other South East Asian cities, it has Rincon and few of the mega-resorts, but what it lacks in mega-resorts it more than makes up for in its spirit and architecture. Jakarta

Flying for hours in the air, diving through the coral reefs, walking along the ridges carved into volcanic mountains tucked into the lush jungle – this is what makes Indonesia interesting, it is the adventure of a lifetime. Jakarta

The old city, called the ‘White City’ is a maze of narrow streets dotted with mosques, temples and palaces. It is home to the rich Indri tradition. Jakarta

The north end of ‘The White City’ is the historic Malacca, now called Marina. The area was once the port of Merdeka. A distinguishing feature of the Singapore Sling Plan is the European architectural style in the Shoal Bay area. Bargaining for the lease to the port meant the survival of the port as a lasting piece of infrastructure. Today, the prominent Bold Street near Merdeka Square is the heart of the modern shopping area.

The name of the Merdeka square reverberates through the still-stsucced courtyards of the old city. It is known as the crescent because the first sampan, or stone arch Victor Hugo had designed was built just behind the town hall. The square is dotted with stalls selling tourist memorabilia. At night, the square is the chosen venue for nightly celebrations. Jakarta

Kota GedeKota Gede is the administrative center of Jakarta, the capital. Many of the top hotels are located around Kota Gede, the central business district. Around the area, there are many residential complexes built with large lots, palm trees and villas.

The temple of the famous Buddhas, the Temple of the Buddha’s Friend (Puja Sthan, the third statue of Gautama Buddha) is located in the center of the Kota Gede. There are many old buildings, temples and villas in the area, all dating back to the 17th century. The original temple was built in 1682 by the Dutch architect, Hendrik Kern who had just returned from thesee of S wars in Indo-China. Soon other buildings were added and the main structure, the stupa, was modified, enlarged and raised to a height of 80 meters. In the center of the temple, there are many Buddha statues of different sizes. The most spectacular scene is, of course, the one in the evening when the 82-meter pagoda is illuminated by the thousand lights, creating the whole city into a glorious scene of gold, orange and red. By the way, it is also said that the young men visit the temple after taking part in festivals to ensure that they will be blessed with ‘Jet Set luck’.

By the Byah, Bohol (formerly Fort Bragg) Fort is located in the heart of the city of Taizie. The military structure was established in 1694, was sold to a private owner in 1824 and by 1866 had been returned to the government. At that time, it was a strategic location with theander leading an expeditionary force in the northwest. After the independence of Indonesia in 1946, parts of the fort were used as base by the Dutch in Malapascua. In 1967, the Dutch government returned it to private ownership and it was returned to its former glory as a cultural center.

Today, Taizie is a bustling city with a population of 10,000. The city center is theclusively Among grouping of markets, shops, restaurants, bars and churches. It is Taizie that carries the spirit of Batavia. Jakarta

In the center of the square there is the dignified obelisk erected in 1694. The square is now calmer than ever because of thestadially rebuilt pedestrian walkway surrounded by a cage of trees. There is a wonderful view of the city from the top of the walkway.

Bhubingan Temple at the east of the square is the considered to be the most important Hindu temple in the city. The architectural structure of the temple is a copy of the original Batavia temple.

Moving to the north of the square is the St. James church, which was built in 1695.

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