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Address: Makassar, Indonesia

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Worth a visit to see traditional; wooden trading boats and Pinisi Schooners

This port is like many in Indonesia but worth a quick visit. It is reasonably chaotic but with people going about their daily business as they have for hundreds of years loading... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter N
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This port is like many in Indonesia but worth a quick visit. It is reasonably chaotic but with people going about their daily business as they have for hundreds of years loading and unloading wooden trading ships that ply between the many islands of the archipelago. Makassar has been a tradinbg port for many hundreds of years . The Bugis... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This harbor has so many classic indonesian ships. Unfortunately im not riding them. Great weather too to just taking photos.

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warsaw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Traditional boats , made by local craftsmen, interesting to see how they are built , and how they bring fish to makassar fish market

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Spokane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Paotere Harbor is a must visit for travelers to Makassar. There you can witness ships from all over Indonesia being unloaded with produce and goods. Fascinating.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Paotere is a boat harbor which is located in District Ujung Tanah, Makassar, South Sulawesi. Ports within ± 5 km (± 30 minutes) from the center of Makassar is one legacy of the people harbor the old days still survives and is evidence of the Kingdom of Gowa-Tallo since the 14th century. Here the crews of these fascinating phinisi schooners... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wandering around the old port is a nostalgic experience to admire old wooden boats and see the active life of fishermen. An active crow gathers there early morning to load and unload all kinds of goods including cattle. Get lost in the small alleys to see the diversity of life. Great encounters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Bit difficult to reach this place with worst traffic but when we are there...is pay off and worthed...we can see traditional large boat with old truck is look we go back 50year, recommend for who have photography hobbies

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Take a peak of Paotere Harbor before heading to airport....good call. The port is giving you the vibe of local, where people rushing to catch a boat to go to neighbouring island, when people upload many necesities to the boat and taking a breathtaking picture of the phinisi lining up. Better going there early in the morning though especially for... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a drive to see typical Asian small scale dock activity. It's quite nice to see and people are friendly. They ask you to make a picture of them without asking for money afterwards. But if you've seen Asian small scale boats and dock work not much reason to go here

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Tourists have to pay 20,000 Rp for entrance free - locals go in free. It's a busy port with lots of fishermen around... makes for a good photo op. However, there is nothing much to do there other than finding some charter boat owners if you wish to island-hop. You have to bargain hard, do your research as to how... More 

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