Jakarta offers a wide selection of interesting sights. If you want to spend your weekend in the Chinatown ancient atmosphere, try visiting an area called Petak Sembilan. Petak Sembilan is located along Jl. Kemenangan III, Glodok, Taman Sari, West Jakarta. Petak Sembilan not only gives you the pleasure through the landscape of the architecture of the old buildings of China, but at the same time can bring health to your body, since you need to walk a bit to enjoy the Petak Sembilan
In Jl. Kemenangan III, you will see the area is decorated with red lanterns lights. Similar sights when you go to modern shopping centers while welcoming the Lunar New Year celebration. On both sides of the road, a lot of building is providing miscellaneous equipment for the worship of Buddhism and Confucianism. So, if you happen to feel the aroma Hio, very lucky to come here.
Moreover, in this area you can also find a number of traditional Chinese medicine stores that sell various kinds of traditional Chinese herbal medicines, such as herb pills, or tablets. In addition you will also find a number of sinshes (traditional Chinese physician) that practice of traditional medicine.
If you like to have culinary tour, but do not eat a dish made from pork, you should be careful when you want to stop at food stalls in Petak Sembilan. Most of food stalls or shops use oil or pork for cooking. If you have no ban on consuming food containing pork, Petak Sembilan is the paradise.
Life at Petak Sembilan tourist area cannot be separated from the traditional market presence, combined with the residential homes. The market is completely fused because the market is just in front of the homes of Chinese community. Additionally, if you walk along the alley, do not be surprised because this is another advantage of this Chinatown market. You will find a lot of black and white eel traders, moa (eel with ear), tortoise, turtle, to live frog.
Petak Sembilan location only 500 meters from the famous Jakarta Old City
How to get here (see the route map):
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. From here go to the North Exit then take a 12 minute walk to the southwest
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. From here go to the North Exit then take a 12 minute walk to the southwest
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