Jembatan Kota Intan, Jakarta Overview

Built in 1628, Jembatan Kota Intan or The Diamond City Bridge is the oldest bridge in Indonesia. It is situated at Kali Besar as a hanging bridge similar to the bridges that are seen in the Netherlands. The forest wood material of the bridge has now been replaced with steel for strength. Tourists usually visit this bridge to get a complete experience of Jakarta Old Town.

Kota Intan bridge was built in the year 1628 when it was known as Hoenderpasarbrug which means ‘chicken market' since it was located close to the chicken market. The bridge today is an attractive tourist spot to take a walk or add as a photo stop on the way to exploring this beautiful town.

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The name of the bridge has been changing with time. It was initially known as English bridge since it acted as a stronghold of the British troops. However, over the following years, the bridge was damaged due to the attacks by Banten and Mataram troops. Later, it was rebuilt by the Dutch and it came to be known as the Chicken Market Bridge. Lastly, the bridge was renamed as the Kota Diamond Bridge after the independence of Indonesia and owing to the name of the location near the Diamond of the Batavia Castle.

Nearby Restaurants

After exploring this beautiful and interesting bridge it is time to put rest to those hunger pangs and indulge in some amazing authentic local as well as international cuisines.
  • Nasi Uduk Kota Intan: A cute place serving some lip-smacking fried chicken and coconut rice served in a simple setting. Apart from that, there are also other seafood and vegetable options which taste equally great.
  • Queen Palace Restaurant: Is a great place offering some amazing and authentic Chinese cuisines which are ideal for a quiet and hearty dinner.
  • Cahaya Mentari: This place is known for its delicious food and once here try out the fish head soup. Along with that, it also offers Chinese food and seafood.
  • Compagnie Koffie: This is a cute café which is a hidden gem of Jakarta. It is a great place to grab a cup of coffee accompanied with some snacks and sandwiches.
  • Cafe Batavia: This amazing place offers an amazing variety of cuisines from Chinese, American, European, Asian to authentic Indonesian food.

How to Reach

Kota Intan Bridge is located in East Kali Besar Street which is in the western part of Jakarta. The bus route to take to the destination is Block-M Kota. If one is on the lookout for a more comfortable means of transport one can also hire a public or private taxi to directly reach the destination.

Address: Ancol Pademangan, RT.8/RW.7, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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