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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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  • This is a place that needs improvement so urgent, because sin in terms of accessibility and minimal structure because it is already in precarious conditions.
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  • In my opinion it is the place where more is characterized the local culture of Manus, where they may have contact with the David's way of life
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  • the port is a landmark of Manaus, are renovating a part of it to be the postcard. And also is the point where some crossings are made with ferries to other towns like Manaquiri.
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