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Fort Marlborough, Bengkulu
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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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  • Buat yang suka foto" vintage cocok banget tempat ini. Didalamnya ada penjara, beberapa meriam kecil, di bagian atas ada meriam besar yang sering dipakai orang berphoto. Dari atas juga kita dapat melih...  more »
  • Aboard the Ojek at Bengkulu airport trips, a woman shopkeeper shop on the beach of Pantai Banyan drive, reached the Fort. Received payment quickly once it is owner arrives, rains were falling, stores were, departed. That spice company founded in the late 17th century the British East India Company in the beginning of this street. The Netherlands put under control throughout the island of Sumatra, but only Bengkulu was under British rule. And the achievements of the British East India Company in Bengkulu is not good in Office as Governor of Bengkulu Raffles he developed based in Singapore Harbor, Bengkulu. And it replaced the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in 1824 Singapore and Bengkulu, Bengkulu Netherlands territory, Singapore is in the British led. Between war in England and the Netherlands at that time, this Fort is most robust fortress and it was referred to as for the United Kingdom. Know that a fierce history from the idyllic landscape unfolds before us, are letting thoughts at that time maybe the wound carved on the walls and exhibits located in this Fort, but there is no way to watch and shudder.
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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 »