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Paotere Harbor, Makassar

(2.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Conveniently located just a 15-minute becak ride north of the city center, Paotere Harbor represents a bustling hub of seaside and fishing activity. Survey the locally built, famed Bugis ships, which dock here throughout the day and watch as they load and unload goods. Together with the locals working the fisheries, these ships provide a valuable insight into the day-to-day business of the area. Walk down the dock to visit a variety of stalls; head south to experience the vibrant fish market. A visit to Paotere Harbor represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Makassar trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • 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 
  • Jika Jakarta punya Sunda Kelapa, maka kota Makassar punya Paotere. Fungsinya hampir sama dengan Sunda Kelapa. Paotere ini juga merupakan pelabuhan lama yang masih digunakan untuk sandar kapal2 nelayan...  more »
  • You can get beautiful shots of the unique Makassar-style boats. Spot the labourers working transporting flour and other goods. But make sure you bring a huge sunhat and slap on a lot of sunblock. Brin...  more »