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Banda Neira Old Town

Banda Neira, Indonesia
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Old town which offers lovely ambience

Lovely with nostalgic sensation. That's the first impression I had when I put my step onto this... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
vidia k
via mobile
memorial town

I am personally love this place. Quite and peaceful place. Many building with old architecture... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
FatimahRamadhani
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South Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Banda Neira, Indonesia
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely with nostalgic sensation. That's the first impression I had when I put my step onto this city. It was so lovely with so many old buildings with Dutch architectures. Clean and well maintained. While you could strolling around the city, and get the warmth...More

Thank vidia k
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I am personally love this place. Quite and peaceful place. Many building with old architecture, holland architecture. People also is very kind. Must visited place in Indonesia.

Thank FatimahRamadhani
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

There are some very interesting buildings scattered around town that have some great history and stories behind them. I enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. These out of the way islands and their quirks and histories grow on me more each time i...More

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Banda Neira, although the capital of the Banda Islands is not much more than a big village. It can be reached by fast ferry from Ambon (twice a week, 6 hours trip) and sometimes by small airplane. It is a friendly little town with interesting,...More

1  Thank AndrevdM
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The old tropical Dutch buildings reflect the long history of Dutch settlers in the island famous for its nutmeg and cloves. To ensure its monopoly, he Dutch even signed the agreement with the British to swap Manhattan (New York) with the Rhun island. There are...More

Thank andrird
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Banda is definitely one of the loveliest towns in all of Asia. It has an easy going charm that warrants an extended stay. There are restored mansions, crumbling colonial homes, imposing forts, an enigmatic Chinese Temple, churches, and mosques. The hill top fort, Benteng Belgica,...More

3  Thank paulbuxton108
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

"All the East is here", Somerset Maugham about Banda Neira, and it's certainly a place full of history. The "old town" basically comprises two parallel streets with pleasantly crumbling colonial houses (such as the Hotel Maulana), some of which serve as small museums or even...More

Thank Marcel L
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Dont miss out on the old town of Banda Neira. Few folks realize that a short walk to the SE corner of the island will take into a network of streets, still occupied, but also containing old colonial dutch ruins and, at least one or...More

Thank ricky_indo
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