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Floating Dock, Manaus

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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2.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
The geography of the Amazonian region is rife with obstacles, so many locals travel between cities by boat. Floating docks are a common stopping point for supplies and connections to cities for these local transport boats, and Floating Dock is one of these docks with access to Manaus. Although, there are some cafes and some shopping nearby, its value is as a slice of life experience for the visitor. Here, you will see local fisherman stocking and unloading, cruise ships taking a breather, and transport boats almost completely covering the surface of the water. The hustle and bustle harkens docks of old and you may recall stories about of jungle stopping points from Conrad, or Marquez.

On the shore you'll see colonial architecture being reclaimed by nature with vines protruding from windows and the a pastel paint taking on a magical air. These are a popular image for photographs and  a truly original moment to send the folks back home. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Manaus holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Floating Dock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Good original structure and preserved until today, the harbor came by ship from England in the heyday of the rubber and was the first floating port in the Americas.
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  • I went because I was doing a tour of various places. I found it interesting, but there are legal things to be seen.
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  • Due to seasonality, the port displays on your wall the marks of time and the full records and lower the river.
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