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Paotere Harbor

Northern Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Makassar
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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222 reviews 222 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes, the water and the harbour is filthy. But is this what we are looking for in our travel? When have we become the cleanliness and hygiene inspector? Everyone's interpretation of travel is different and if you were the type that's looking for a clean and predictable experience, I don't think you would have thought of coming to Makassar at... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There were old traditional ships which you can take picture with it and that's it. Kinda reminds me of Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta.

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Makassar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic for photo hunting, there is seafood restaurant near by the harbor and fish market. The best time to come there at 5pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I came here two weeks ago, and I found that this is a really really good place to take a landscape photography. But, ita better to be there in golden time, its about 5pm - 7pm. You will see the golden skies and traditional ships becoming one frame in your photo. And, it is so great. Little note for who-in-charge... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I nearly did not bother going until a friendly old rickshaw pedlar swayed me back again. Glad he did 15 minute cycle from the fort. Stopped off at fish market first and had some friendly banter with fishermen boasting about the ones that did not get away and then onto the harbour which was filled with a variety if vessels... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not too much to see here except for a couple of boats. We visited in the morning around 9am and the activity was low. Maybe it is more interesting earlier in the morning? The tourist fee is relatively high.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The old traditional harbour is nice to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon.You can see the traditional boats and the people are friendly.It's a good way to take a look in the local everyday life.Afternoon is a good time as it's not so hot,the light is sweet and the colors are more beautiful (which makes for nice photos!)... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Didn't find anything special about this harbour. Good photo opportunities with 'some' of the old wooden boats but the rip-off 'tourist tax' to enter the harbour was a total con. The harbour itself was a typical mix of Makassar run down buildings, unsafe roads closer resembling piles of blue mettle and other rubbish mixed in. It is overrated as a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Paotere is a harbour for the traditional ship like "phinisi" you can see many things here. From the ship crew activities, traditional fisherman, and also sunset. The best time to comes accoding to my experience is in the late afternoon like 4PM and there's also a good and cheap restaurant call paotere, they sell fresh seafood.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

local fishing port. Not maintained, very fishy smell everywhere. BBQ fish is awesome though. So worth the short walk.

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