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Address: Makassar, Indonesia

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Best Place to Buy "Seafood"

Actually, I come to Paotere for hunting photo.. hehehe.. But I also buy some fishes, shrimps, and calamari for our lunch. Very nice to see early morning activities of fishermen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Tourists have to pay 20,000 Rp for entrance free - locals go in free. It's a busy port with lots of fishermen around... makes for a good photo op. However, there is nothing much to do there other than finding some charter boat owners if you wish to island-hop. You have to bargain hard, do your research as to how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Actually, I come to Paotere for hunting photo.. hehehe.. But I also buy some fishes, shrimps, and calamari for our lunch. Very nice to see early morning activities of fishermen and the buyers at the TPI (tempat pelelangan ikan) or fish market. The price is very cheap and you will get very fresh fish and their friends ^_^. Compare to... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Feels like the old school of the 60's sea port .Poatere still maintain its traditional port services to all trading destinations of Makassar.Here you can see lots of Phinisi ships large and small lining up in the harbour.Really an awesome sight and great for shutterbugs! Its amazing to see all those legendary wooden ships still exist even after 30 yrs..check... More 

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1 Thank Aiman M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

good time to visit this harbor is in the morning where you will find the fisherman who just came back from fishing, you can also buy the fish since they were also start to sell the fish...

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Thank Leonessa 1
Coventry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Really get the feel of a working port with boats of all sizes - boats to be used, repaired and left to the elements. Interesting area around - go there by becak a must - try to find Ali at the Fort he is a real character

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Thank grayb
Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Only a traditional port can dock at here, a lot of phinisi ship to stop inthe banks of this harbor And if you take the fotp with the boat was amaazing

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great place to watch various activities of a bustling fishing harbour where marchandise and all kind of food find their way throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The general shipping harbour is well worth a visit just to see the amazing locally made boats (made in Sulawesi) and to watch the goods that are moved around the islands by them and how they load and unload. We watched a semi load of rice being hand loaded on gangplanks by a team of guys in double time. These... More 

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Rome, Italy
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Here is where the Bugis seafarers made their wooden dhows called Phinisi. There are still many here for inter island transport made of wood but use engines. Its a bustling local port but no historical site availble

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Thank Geeess
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

10,000Rp entrance fee. The wooden boats were beautiful and the workers were friendly and waved to us. If you appreciate old fashioned boats you will like it here. An hour is enough time to see all the boats. Unfortunately there is a lot of rubbish in the water and also on the cement walkway.

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