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Historical Harbour

An historical harbour which still retains a historical feeling. Lots of old boats around offering... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
Nice for photos

Took some photos here.it was midday and things weren't very busy, which meant I was pretty obvious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A bit chaotic around the harbour. Paid 10,000 entry fee to wander around. Most of the guys and kids are very friendly. Went onboard a boat to look around as well. It was quite an organic visit. Some parts were very dirty but that's just...More

1  Thank zsuki
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It us an traditional old harbour for "Phinisi" ship (a traditional ship og Buginesse) there is also seafood restaurant with a traditional recipe of Buginesse.

Thank Al C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Be carefull with parking fee, its 10.000 for one car. It's not acceptable, I already pay on gate with official person.

Thank q1w13
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Nice to wander around and see the activity. It can be pretty dirty, so be prepared Great to see the big boats, fish landing, live reef fish going to the next trader

Thank ManisNaomi
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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.