Old City or locally called as Kota Tua, is one of tourist attractions in Jakarta. It is also known as Old Jakarta or Old Batavia (in Dutch: Oud Batavia).
It spans 1.3 square kilometres of North Jakarta and West Jakarta. Cold City is the reminiscent of the vicinity during colonial times in 16th century that the city was only within Batavia walled compound, while the surrounding areas was only kampung (villages), orchards, and ricefields. The largely Chinese down town area of Glodok is a central part of Kota.
Dubbed "The Jewel of Asia" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, Old Jakarta — or Batavia, as it was named by the Dutch — was once a center of commerce for the whole continent due to its strategic location and abundant resources.
Old City offers some places to visit, such as Jakarta History Museum (also called as Fatahillah Museum), Wayang Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta Kota Station (is also called Beos), Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari), Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Kota Intan Bridge, Syahbandar Tower, Batavia Café, Batavia Hotel and other old buildings.