Paotere Harbor, Makassar

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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. Make Paotere Harbor a centerpiece of your Makassar vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Makassar travel route planner .
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  • It's interesting to see the trading boats built locally based of the the design of Arab boats going back hundreds of years. They still carry goods to the remote islands and are working vessels. Not a ...  more »
  • Just as in the port of Jakarta are also here schooners of the Bugis people. They use their boats as several hundred years to cargo to and from other islands. For the movers is a hard work, for the boots men a very basic life. Be good to see
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  • Pretty to look at. There are many traditional wooden ships that still be used between the Islands. Everything is hand-loaded.
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There has been a slight upturn in Makassar's options for places to stay in the recent past, thanks to an increase in the area's tourism industry. A solid selection of three- to five-star hotels centers at the heart of the city and also dots the outskirts. Makassar definitely has you covered where luxury is concerned; expect plenty of air-conditioned rooms, top-quality annexed restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, and spa and wellness centers. Budget-friendly accommodations are a little thinner unfortunately, so guesthouses and homestays represent the best value for the budget-conscious traveler.
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