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Floating Dock, Manaus

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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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  • The port of Manaus is a river port located on the West coast of the Black River in the Centre of the city of Manaus. Is the world's largest floating Harbour. Meets the States of Amazonas, Pará, Roraima, Rondônia, Acre and North areas of Mato Grosso. Well worth visiting, take a boat and see the meeting of the waters, the waters of the Rio Negro and Solimões rivers.
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  • This and a harbour built in the heyday of the rubber. He and movable, that is, it follows the receding waters of the floods and waters of the Rio Negro. Excellent.
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  • Although it is part of the local culture, do not recommend. It's ugly, dirty and even intimidating at times.
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