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Traditional Harbour in modern era

Makassar as a port city since collonial era is famous with their big cargo phinisi ship that copy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Radvrich R
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Working port

It's interesting to see the trading boats built locally based of the the design of Arab boats going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Makassar, Indonesia
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“fish market” (7 reviews)
“old harbour” (2 reviews)
Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Makassar as a port city since collonial era is famous with their big cargo phinisi ship that copy the blueprint master of a schooner. During kingdom era the main harbour of Gowa Kingdom is located near the delta of Jeneberang close to Benteng Somba Opu,...More

Thank Radvrich R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's interesting to see the trading boats built locally based of the the design of Arab boats going back hundreds of years. They still carry goods to the remote islands and are working vessels. Not a lot to see there but still worth a look....More

Thank gergmu
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I bought some fresh squid and took it to a small shop in front of the market to ask for it to roasting

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Paotere Harbor is different from what I thought I will see, I heard it's a lively harbor with lots of load and unloading activities, but I guess it needs good timing - I went there on midday. So it was extremely hot but the sky...More

Thank yimin516
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An historical harbour which still retains a historical feeling. Lots of old boats around offering trips to neighbouring islands.

Thank ChronicMike
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took some photos here.it was midday and things weren't very busy, which meant I was pretty obvious, and I felt self conscious about it. But some of the fisherfolk smiled and waved or said hello. Classic boat shapes. Hard working people.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This might be worth a quick look if you happen to be in the area and you like wooden boats. The harbour itself is really not that impressive, but you can get some quite nice photos of the various wooden boats berthed in the harbour....More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see all the cargo boats. 20,000 to enter (like everywhere). Not worth the trip out in itself but we were invited on a boat for a tour which was very good. Like all attractions in makassar ( in my opinion). Alright but not...More

1  Thank Eleanor108
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is just a harbour only. Nothing special and I am not too sure why would this harbour has been an attraction.

1  Thank Elton H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Actually the Paotere harbor is the mute witness to the glorious past of the Makassar kingdom time when foreign ships called here searching for spices. But nobody seems care to maintain and to keep the cleanliness of the place. It is a pity.

1  Thank Andresguia
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Joanne D
19 June 2016|
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Response from Aiman M | Reviewed this property |
Poatere harbour , Jalan Sabutung Paotere , Makassar, Indonesia is just abt 5km from the main Port of Makassar.You can take public transport PT-PT for less than $4 USD to take you there.