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Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

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Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early...
Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.
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I walked here from Taman Fatahillah (the old square in Kota/Batavia) and was hot and annoyed when I arrived, so don't be like me and grab a ride with a cab/tuk tuk ! The entrance... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
55 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I walked here from Taman Fatahillah (the old square in Kota/Batavia) and was hot and annoyed when I arrived, so don't be like me and grab a ride with a cab/tuk tuk ! The entrance fee is 2,500 for pedestrians and I think that is a fair price given what there is to see. It is a working port with... More 

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Enjoyed the time at the harbour, watching the loading and unloading of the big old sailing ships and it was nice to be a bit away of the huzzle and buzzle of the city life. Also took a little tour with a local fisherman around the harbour at his boat (for 50.000 rupiah). Worth to visit if you want to... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A glimpse into the past but with ancient style schooners still trading across the Java Sea to far flung destinations.

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Indonesia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had been here years ago, but heard there had been renovations since then and thought it might be better - it wasn't. I wouldn't really think of this as a tourist location - it can be rather confusing and hot to get around. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit, but other than that I think only a real... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Here we say, this is commercial ship. A lot of big boats here with loading and unloading doing by manual labors and at the first time in this country story colonial arrived and build wall fence.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's hot, sticky but well worth the visit. Well worth getting a guide from the kiosk at the start of the docks. Wear closed shoes and be prepared to do a bit of walking to take in the sights and sounds of men at work on the oldest working ships in the world. You will see men working like they... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a working harbor, thus if you're expecting touristsey spot, this is definitely not the right place. However, if you're willing to see one of the unseen Jakarta, this is a good place to start. You can see how locals in the harbor and their daily activities. For female visitors are not expected to wear shorts or mini skirt.... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is really out of the way. Don't walk - take a taxi there. It's really just a fisherman landing area - nothing touristic. Only go if you're really desperate of a place to visit. Or looking for a hipster place to take photos.

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Lille, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

To get there by walking, you'll have to go through some filthy areas. Once at the harbor, refuse the offers from "tourist information guides" to give you a tour : it won't be worth the IDR100,000 they ask : I did accept and was disappointed by the guide's lack of added value and strong accent. Just walk a bit along... More 

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Rome, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

yes the traditional boats are somewhat impressive, with long prows over the pier, many of them lined up, but you get to see a glimpse of the sea, and the rest is just an industrial harbour. Just go there if you are ready to take a small boat, get wet and see Jakarta from outside the harbour (worth it), otherwise... More 

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