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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Funny place

It is interesting to look at all the different merchants pedaling their wares from dehydrated ferns to hand sewing machines to fish mongers and ice cream and cold drink sellers.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KLG62
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is interesting to look at all the different merchants pedaling their wares from dehydrated ferns to hand sewing machines to fish mongers and ice cream and cold drink sellers.

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Olympia, Washington
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301 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people here have a reasonable mix of eagerness to sell you something and a human desire to please you. We bought a lime from a soda vendor to have with drinks in our hotel room; he had a tray of maybe a dozen limes to put in various drinks he was selling. I asked what he wanted, he said... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contact tourist Information Centre for price details or you need to bargain well with outside agents.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

next to old cochin beach, this square is full of life and markets, it makes almost an unity with the beach. You can shop here and buy fish that is cooked in front of you.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Its hangout place for locals as well as a touristy place mainly due to the fishing nets. You will be constantly harangued by peddlars and the whole area has an overwhelming smell of fish. There are quite a number of fish stalls there.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Vasco da Gama Square (Fort Kochi) bearing the footprints of history, is a popular tourist destination in Kochi (Cochin).Here, you will find synagogues, mosques, churches and temples in close proximity, testifying the secular credentials and religious tolerance of Keralites. One of the main attractions is the Saint Francis Church, where the tomb of Vasco da Gama is placed. This church... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Visited last week. Interesting place with lots of history attached behind. If you are willing to spend some time and if you can get hold of a good guide you will learn a lot about this place.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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620 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Vasco Da Gama square is a historical site. It is a place where the ancient ways of life is seen along with the modern ways of life, which is very interesting. You can start from visiting the church & there is so much to see & do in this place. Too many to mention. Enjoyed the tour very much.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The huge cantilevered fishing net, the Chinese fishing nets, seen here is a legacy of its spellbinding past. The nets, set up on teak and bamboo poles, were brought by one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast, the traders from the court of Kublai Khan. An ideal place to watch fishermen use these nets is the Vasco da... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Vasco da Gama Square shows a different face, a different mood at different times of the day. In the morning, it is serene. A few locals stroll by the seaside and some others can be found playing football and cricket. The most arresting sights however are those of the fishermen dipping the ancient Chinese nets into the sea and drawing... More 

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