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3. Batavia

on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 03:47
Batavia Near The Watch Tower

Batavia, in March 1737. The Chinese called this city Ye Cheng or the town of palm trees for they were everywhere. The city was beautiful. Well designed by the Dutch and built by the Chinese carefully. For the sailors who had just come into this city would definitely impress with the canals and the building of high architectural value. The location of Batavia was in a bay, at the mouth of the Ciliwung river that once famous for crystal clear waters and in front were small islands. Behind it was a mountainous area lining the island of Java.