Paotere harbor is located about 5 kilometers away from Makassar. If you use pedicab, it will take you about 20-30 minutes. Pedicab is local vehicle that is very common and easy to find in Makassar. On the harbor, you can see many kinds of ships, especially the Phinisis, from the small-and-simple ones, to the huge-and-magnificent ones.
Phinisi is traditional ship of Bugis with complicated and strong construction. The Phinisi was invented by Gowa-Tallo people during the 14th Century. It was originally used for long travelling. But now, every people in Makassar use it. Even the fishermen also use phinisi construction for their small fishing ships. On the harbors, you can also find many souvenir shops. The best-selling souvenir is the replica of phinisi.