Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A Jakarta is an extremely popular textile market in Central Jakarta.
Well, the “Blok A” part of the name signifies that this is just one market section of Pasar Tanah Abang – Southeast Asia’s largest textile market.
One of the most convenient things about visiting Tanah Abang Blok A is that it is right downtown in Central Jakarta. You can easily travel between the Monas area, Sarinah and the malls in Thamrin from the market (Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Thamrin City).
Why do people shop at Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A?
One of the biggest reasons why both locals and tourists visit this market is to buy fabrics (textiles). Indonesia is famous for batik and Pasar Tanah Abang is the ‘king of batik’ in Jakarta.
If you approach locals in the city and ask them where is the best place to buy batik, the answer will surely be Pasar Tanah Abang. There are a couple of reasons why this market is so popular.
Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A is a wholesale market so you can buy large quantities of fabric if you like. This enables visitors to ‘load up’ with large orders while they are there. Since there are tonnes of shops competition is fierce and this lowers prices even more. Many merchants simply want to make a sale to keep their business going.
Pasar Tanah Abang is the largest market in Indonesia, and also the largest textile market in Southeast Asia. Therefore, people go to the market knowing that they will find what they are looking for. The branding is strong and everyone knows that Tanah Abang Blok A has a solid reputation.
If you are sightseeing in Jakarta you can easily stop by this market. It is a short drive from Bundaran HI MRT Station. You can also walk from Tanah Abang Commuter Station to the market in under 5 minutes. Actually, the market extends right to the entrance of the station. That’s how big it is!
Tanah Abang Blok A is just one of many markets making up Pasar Tanah Abang.
This section of the market is a very large, multistory structure with hundreds of shops. Tanah Abang Blok A is physically connected to Tanah Abang Blok B.
In the middle section of Blok B and Blok A there is a large central Atrium that has multiple pathways to get from one market building to the other. This is an interesting area to relax for a while. You can see the bustling environment unfold from here.
Tanah Abang Blok A has multiple escalators, staircases and an elevator.
Address: Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A Central Jakarta 10250, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10250