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Address: Makassar, Indonesia

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Paotere Harbour; Sea-port for traditional ship (Phinisi)

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... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Joeni H
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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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 

1 Thank Joeni H
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Guildev-Paris
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Thank jokobudiah
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ceha_Sutarto
Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Thank Thomas_87_D
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank 123letsgonow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Actually, I come to Paotere for hunting photo.. hehehe.. But I also buy some fishes, shrimps, and calamari for our lunch. Very nice to see early morning activities of fishermen and the buyers at the TPI (tempat pelelangan ikan) or fish market. The price is very cheap and you will get very fresh fish and their friends ^_^. Compare to... More 

4 Thank Idam007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Feels like the old school of the 60's sea port .Poatere still maintain its traditional port services to all trading destinations of Makassar.Here you can see lots of Phinisi ships large and small lining up in the harbour.Really an awesome sight and great for shutterbugs! Its amazing to see all those legendary wooden ships still exist even after 30 yrs..check... More 

1 Thank Aiman M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

good time to visit this harbor is in the morning where you will find the fisherman who just came back from fishing, you can also buy the fish since they were also start to sell the fish...

Thank Leonessa 1
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Really get the feel of a working port with boats of all sizes - boats to be used, repaired and left to the elements. Interesting area around - go there by becak a must - try to find Ali at the Fort he is a real character

Thank grayb

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