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Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Jakarta

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Jakarta's old port, Sunda Kelapa Harbour features historic docks lined by the pointed prows of pinisi--traditional two-masted wooden sailing ships with colorful hulls. For a small fee, guides working in this area can tell you more about the port's history and its role in the spice trade. Though only a minor port now, this site played a significant part in the early development of Jakarta. Keep in mind that this is still an active port, so expect to see and smell the dirt and grime of local industry. Use our Jakarta vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Sunda Kelapa Harbour and other attractions in Jakarta.
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  • back to the past - authentic place - impressive ships colorful and over loaded. very good place to take pics especially in the morning  more »
  • The old port of the Dutch city of Batavia, Sunda Kelapa is still an active coastal steamer harbor. It's well worth a visit.  more »
  • There's no reason to go there ship containers are dirty water smells of small ships. The main port is farther down. Dirtier place
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  • The old harbor has become a tourist attraction on its own right. However, despite there is a tourism office nearby, there is not much done to assist confused tourists to get around the harbor since it is still working berths for traditional ships. For instance, there should be clear direction on where to rent a boat or a signage to explain the historical importance of the harbor, without having to search it on google. And oh, it's freaking hot out here, so come early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
  • Traditional ships berths..you can rent boats to see a unique ships and the loading/unloading process along the harbour.
  • KM. Karya Nusantara 88 😘
  • The old harbor. But is still used. Water is very dirty. Make sure to get a boat driver to drive through the harbor while sunset.
  • old harbor...