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Fort Marlborough, Bengkulu
(3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Built in the 18th century by the East India Company, Fort Marlborough once served as an English defensive structure, considered one of the strongest in this part of the world. Pick up a free guidebook at the entrance of the thick walls and tour the jail, ammunition storage, army housing, and an underground tunnel. Be sure to head up to the top floor for views of the Indian Ocean, and keep your eyes peeled for a few cannons still stationed there. For extra details on the attraction, consider visiting with an English-speaking guide. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Marlborough by using our Bengkulu tour planner.
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  • This site is marvelous heritage from 17th century in Bencoolen or Bengkulu. Historically known as Bencoolen or British Bencoolen, but nowadays it turns to Bengkulu. There was one tourist guide, Gondro...  more »
  • This is a good place to learn history of Indonesia, especially Bengkulu province and the heroes. A bit dirty. You can see a dozens of old cannon. The fort also habe Great view of the shore and very wi...  more »
  • Bukti sejarah yang sangat indah dan posisi yang bagus memghadap laut. menampilkan sejarah tentang bengkulu, mulai dari penjajahan inggris, hingga belanda, hingga ditukarkan dengan Singapura, melalui t...  more »