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“If you are into ships, this is the place to go.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa
Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia (Penjaringan)
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Ranked #24 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“If you are into ships, this is the place to go.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Like a real life, living museum, the ships are just amazing, except for the trucks and motorcycles you feel taken away a few centuries in the past.
All in all an awesome experience, on the down side, it really needs to be cleaner.

Visited October 2011
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JAKARTA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The forgettable historical place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The cleanliness is really poor, it is one of the historical place of Jakarta and really out of attention.

Visited February 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Living museum, fascinating window into the nearly extinct grand wood sailboat culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Every time I am in Jakarta I visit Sunda Kelapa. The ships are magnificent and it's fun to watch the hustle and bustle. In the post-oil era, I always think that the sailors in Sunda Kelapa will be getting the last laugh as they still know how to make and sail these huge wood ships.

I recommend going early in the morning as it gets terribly hot and there is no shade.

Visited October 2011
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Amazing for tourists”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Kinda reminder of the old shipping age, complete with the (very) old watch tower. Perfect for history buffs.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“enjoying old jakarta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I visited it in 2006 with some friends. It is a historical seaport and you can explore more about ancient Jakarta there . However, the weather is so hot, so bring your sunnies, umbrella, comfy clothes and shoes, and lots of sun block

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