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We went to the port to board a boat which took us for eight hours of sightseeing on the Amazon River. The port itself isn’t that interesting. It is in a run down section of the city. From our cruise boat, we had a close...More
This was a tour stop to see the piraña in an enclosed area but it really surprised us as to why we were here. There are a few piraña swimming in controlled units. Our guide did not fully explain why we were here so many...More
This feat of engineering (by a Scot) to allow for massive changes in water level and built during the rubber boom could almost be missed by users of the docks facilities. It's possibly best seen (and understood) whilst docking (see photo). It has stood the...More
I saw this from a cruise ship docked alongside it last week. The idea came from UK in the days around 1900when Manaus was in the grip of a rubber boom and one of the richest places on earth.it simply allows for the different heights...More
Imported from Europe in the last century it is a marvel of technology and still in use today. In the rainy season the Rio Negro water level goes up by 12 to 15 meters and the dock rises accordingly allowing non stop berthing of ships.
Interesting site and worth visiting to see the floating houses on the River Negro. Some even have satellite dishes. The small enclave includes a bar. Some boats have air conditioning (rare) and outhouses. Interesting site.