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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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Good for Photographers

If you're a photographer...go! the angels of the boats, the colour, the character of the ships and the people are a photographers dream. But, if you're just going because its... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Alexandria, Egypt
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

this is a very poor place, there is nothing to sea, only you take a boat in a very oily channel, and after that you take a round between very poor houses and market. the place is not at all interest and it is far away and waste of time.

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

If you're a photographer...go! the angels of the boats, the colour, the character of the ships and the people are a photographers dream. But, if you're just going because its part of a tour... not too much for you there.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Plus : • Nice place to take pictures • Old wooden; traditional trading; ships • Cheap entrance fee • Sunset spot Minus : • Do not visit during weekdays; i went on 2nd or 3rd days after Ied and was empty. • Sea water would be nicer if it was cleaner; some trash from irresponsible idiot thrown out to sea

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Melbourne, Australia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
87 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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