This 400-meter long street in central Jakarta has, since the 1960s, offered services helpful to budget tourists, including bookstores, money changers, laundries and pubs. With the growth of innumerable eateries and accommodation options, the area has grown to become a transit point for visitors to explore the rest of Indonesia.
Beyond the sanitized food courts, Jalan Jaksa’s side streets conceal a plethora of street stalls and restaurants serving traditional Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Indian, Mexican and even American cuisine. Hotels in this lively and vibrant area are just a stroll away from the Central Business District, and offer easy access to financial institutions, embassies, and major shopping centers.
Getting around on foot is the best way to see Jalan Jaksa, and music and puppet performers can often be seen on many of its streets.