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A Harbour! That's it!

This is just a harbour only. Nothing special and I am not too sure why would this harbour has been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elton H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
historical harbor but full of trash

Actually the Paotere harbor is the mute witness to the glorious past of the Makassar kingdom time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is just a harbour only. Nothing special and I am not too sure why would this harbour has been an attraction.

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually the Paotere harbor is the mute witness to the glorious past of the Makassar kingdom time when foreign ships called here searching for spices. But nobody seems care to maintain and to keep the cleanliness of the place. It is a pity.

Thank Andresguia
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A bit chaotic around the harbour. Paid 10,000 entry fee to wander around. Most of the guys and kids are very friendly. Went onboard a boat to look around as well. It was quite an organic visit. Some parts were very dirty but that's just...More

Thank zsuki
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It us an traditional old harbour for "Phinisi" ship (a traditional ship og Buginesse) there is also seafood restaurant with a traditional recipe of Buginesse.

Thank Al C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Be carefull with parking fee, its 10.000 for one car. It's not acceptable, I already pay on gate with official person.

Thank Viki W
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank ManisNaomi
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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. Bring lots of water to keep hydrated. There's no shade and...More

Thank nurulainraz
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Quite enjoyed walking down here, interesting fish market with many fish and shellfish on offer. Also the Bugis wooden ships alongside the harbour. Only one complaint, the area and water is filthy with rubbish everywhere.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This port is like many in Indonesia but worth a quick visit. It is reasonably chaotic but with people going about their daily business as they have for hundreds of years loading and unloading wooden trading ships that ply between the many islands of the...More

1  Thank Peter N
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This harbor has so many classic indonesian ships. Unfortunately im not riding them. Great weather too to just taking photos.

Thank yashinta a
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Joanne D
19 June 2016|
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Response from Aiman M | Reviewed this property |
Poatere harbour , Jalan Sabutung Paotere , Makassar, Indonesia is just abt 5km from the main Port of Makassar.You can take public transport PT-PT for less than $4 USD to take you there.