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Vasco da Gama Square

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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Happening place frequented by locals

The Chinese Fishing nets, huge container ships going in and out of the port, eating and shopping around Princess street are the things to be done here.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Chinese Fishing nets, huge container ships going in and out of the port, eating and shopping around Princess street are the things to be done here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is entirely possible that this little square was quite the social spot, facing as it does the waterfront of Kochi. As things stand now, it is literally a fish market, with fishing nets in the water and freshly-caught fish being sold in the square. The sellers will offer to cook it for you right there. So you can imagine... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

often shortened to Vasco, is a city in the state of Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. It is also the headquarters of the Mormugao taluka. The city lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, at the mouth of the Zuari River, about 30 kilometres (19 mi)... More 

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Coimbatore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the livliest place on the fort kochi area. A beautiful kids play area with a park and lot of benches to relax. It is surrounded by hotels and eateries. Must visit in fort Kochi.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For a stroll along the beach and chance to patronize some food vendors, it's a nice enough excursion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

lovely place to sit around and see the goings on..Just of the seafront this is a lively place with all sorts of things on sale and has a great atmosphere

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Vasco da Gama square is flooded with locals and tourists who come there to see the chinese fishing nets and take a walk on the beach. The square has many cafes and hawkers selling variety of food stuff. There is also a park for children nearby the square. In the mornings the place is very peaceful.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Vasco da Gama Square, where you will find synagogues, mosques, churches and temples side by side, is a place with a fascinating history. The huge cantilevered fishing net, the Chinese fishing nets, seen here is a legacy of its spellbinding past. The nets, set up on teak and bamboo poles, were brought by one of the first visitors to the... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

VASCO DA GAMA Square is located where the Chinese fishing Nets are found. Not much of activity but a lot of eateries can be found around the Square and becomes a hive of activity at sunset. Lots of food vendors peddling their food and some selling souvenir stuff can be found in this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Good option for an evening outing ... With good eateries .... Recommending the fish dish .... Buy the fish and the restaurant makes it the way u want

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