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. Our Bengkulu trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Fort Marlborough and other Bengkulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The place to visit when in the city of bengkulu is the castle fort of malborough. The fort is located not far from downtown bengkulu. This castle is a relic of history that is still well preserved. Cl...  more »
  • Historic place to spend an hour or so, especially for families. Bring your camera for great pictures of the surrounding area and architectural backgrounds.  more »
  • During our visit to Fort Marlborough turned out well how unusual it is that here tourists from the West. Although it is the largest tourist attraction of the city is, you see only local tourists. I estimate that we because we there quite European look with with 100 people have gone on the picture, ever-changing smaller and larger groups of people, who sometimes literally in their enthusiasm to come. It was extremely hot, so we wisely remained tourists landed as fresh as much as possible in the shade. The most pleasant place is under the port on the back of the fort, because there also some wind. Don't forget to sign the guestbook! The fort is well preserved. On the outdoor work is in the second world war by the Japanese built a bunker. A goat turned to his shelter from the Sun under the concrete roof. From the fort we saw down on the roundabout a statue dedicated to the rafflesia flower, which around Bengkulu is endemic, but hard to find. We are also down, to the ocean side of the fort, run. Across the road is also a Japanese bunkertje. We went in the meantime a few more times on the picture with a few giebelende teenage girls, with the letters "Fort Marlborough ' in the background. Fort Marlborough was by the English East India Company built between 1713 and 1719 to British Bencoolen, the area roughly corresponded to the modern city of Bengkulu. It was made up of stones ranging in thickness from 50 to 180 cm on an artificial Hill.
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