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Sunda Kelapa Harbour

Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
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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.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“old harbour” (12 reviews)
“these ships” (8 reviews)
“working port” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The old port of the Dutch city of Batavia, Sunda Kelapa is still an active coastal steamer harbor. It's well worth a visit.

Thank nusapen
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Sunda Kelapa port was once the gateway to the island. Actually this was the name of the city of Jakarta for the longest period- for almost 1150 years. Name came from kingdom of Sunda. Today Jakarta has a new modern harbour for commercial and passenger...More

Thank Upendra S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

An easy stroll along the quayside to look at these impressive wooden vessels. They used to be sail only but now combine diesel engines with wind power, whenever the wind is favorable.

Thank OleB61
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The port itself is a great historic site, but unfortunately, it may be dangerous or at the very least uncomfortable to visit by yourself. There are groups of fisherman waiting around and staring at newcomers. It is not walkable because it is immensely large, and...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Sunda Kelapa is Jakarta's old name and this is a 500 years old harbour. This is a busy old harbour in in the mouth of Ciliwung River, in North Jakarta.

Thank ida_srini
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We turned up here in the pouring rain. No idea what to expect. Met a guy, 3 foot 6 inch and apparently an official tour guide. He was fantastic. For 10 dollars each, he took us around the large local commercial boats. Then out on...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unless you have an affinity with all things maritime, this place is not a big miss if you decide to skip it. The place is hot and dusty and you will see a long line of sea-going vessels, and not much else. If you are...More

Thank 01121961
Reviewed 15 January 2017

After finished my visit to Maritim Museum, Mr. Catur offered me to take a travel with indonesian fishermen through harbour within Jakarta Bay; he got me walking through a very poor suburb til get Sunda Kelapa Port; then without life vest started the travel in...More

Thank Jorge Luis H
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We walked from the Fish market, to the Sunda Kelapa harbour past the Watchtower and the Batavia harbour. We started by the Maritime museum and were looking forward walking though smelly stalls of the Fish market only to find mountains of rubble. The fish market...More

Thank Boleslav
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Neat place to see the ships. Got some great photos. It would be even cooler if you befriend a sailor and got to go on one of the ships.

Thank avertie
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Baiknya mengunjungi pelabuhan sunda kelapa pagi atau sore hari ya?utk mendapatkan foto yang bagus.trimakasih. Sy dan keluarga sy mau mampir.
28 June 2017|
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Response from ROLAND D | Reviewed this property |
pagi is better for visit christinurat
Arinda W
Do we have to fill in an application if we wants to take a picture & video around Sunda Kelapa?
16 March 2017|
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Response from ROLAND D | Reviewed this property |
So far no! we took a lot of pics .
Thanh Van P
Can I meet fish market there? If yes, what time?
5 December 2016|
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Response from yvonnesw | Reviewed this property |
No fish market in this area. But you can go to muara karang and there you can find more fishes and seafood - better in the afternoon.