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Address: Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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So i went here to take my friends, we walked from kota tua then take bajaj. it was hot. and honestly nothing. it's just a lot of boats lined up. that's it. maybe if you're a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I agree with other reviewers, this is an industrial port (manual labour not machinery) and unless you're crazy for this particular type of boat, it's not worth battling the traffic to get there. We hired a guide (Yuda) who was very nice and escorted us along the pier to look at the boats. He encouraged us to walk the precarious... More 

Thank Caz C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So i went here to take my friends, we walked from kota tua then take bajaj. it was hot. and honestly nothing. it's just a lot of boats lined up. that's it. maybe if you're a photographer you'd love it, but it's just a line full of boats. that's it. and super hot. don't come when the sun rises on... More 

Thank cebolzappa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to visit this harbour for school purposes, i supposed to take pictures there for photgraphy assignment.. It has beautiful landscapes and a lot of ships, you can go around the harbor by a boat provided by the people there.. If you ride the boat with multiple person you need to pay Rp15.000/person but if you ride it alone... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ever wonder how ship and goods being transported in 19th century era? sunda kelapa harbour maybe asked thats question. no large ship, no container, no crane. just everything is load and unload manually by peoples.

Thank rlahuddin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The marine museum and the Sunda Kelapa harbor were ideal complements to my visit of the Tanah Beru shipyards. It is incredible to see the evolution of these wooden phinisi from construction to the last stage of their life, around 40 years later. The half hour trip on a small wooden boat on the habour dark waters is worth the... More 

Thank sib-1802
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The harbor really provided the view of the traditional system of transportation by boats. It really a nice experience to see the large boats manually made and the traditional ways of loading and unloading. You can have glimpses of varied sizes of the boats.

Thank manjujitendra
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The old harbor, however still in use. Mind you...water is very dirty. Make sure to get a boat driver to drive through the harbor during sunset.

Thank KarolaRS
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wander along the harbour and view the numerous boats docked. A great spot where people go to paint, sing, sell food and of course work in the shipyard. Take your camera as there is a lot to take photos of. Locals are friendly and may even stop for a chat.

Thank thesmult
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

While I don't necessarily agree that there is nothing to see as it is a working port with big old decrepit commercials sailboats and it is somewhat interesting to observe the work and agility of sailors (and lack of safety all around including for visitors); pictures and advertising are definitely misleading as one expects a small fleet of beautifully preserved... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The pictures and descriltion promise something quite nice but in reality it are quige regular, white boats with people working there. Nothing to see, not worth the trouble. Just a rsgular harbour with no atmosphere, more like an industrial site.

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