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Benteng Kuto Besak, Palembang

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A 17th-century fortress strategically created as an island in itself Benteng Kuto Besak, stands bordered by four rivers. The white stronghold represents a legacy of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, the Dutch colonial that reigned between the 16th and 19th centuries. Originally built as a defensive fort, the fortress still looks down over the rivers below and is operated by the military. While you can't access the fortress itself, you can walk the length of its high white walls and enjoy the vantage point of the famous Ampera Bridge nearby. Take a look at our Palembang vacation builder to schedule your visit to Benteng Kuto Besak and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I am a historical places lover, so I used to love visiting historical building like fortress and palaces. I did expected to find old beautiful fort with the stories of it and the ambiance of Indonesia...  more »
  • Benteng Kuto Besak Fort on the Musi River is an old Dutch fort that has historical significance from that colonial era. Still used by the Indonesian military so therefore not accessible for visits, is...  more »
  • This place is located near the City Hall of Palembang. It can be easily accessed. It is not so special but if uou passed by you may make a stop.  more »
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  • A museum that tells the historical of Palembang. So crowded at weekend night around here.
  • Good place to hangout, i recommend you to come at weekend in the morning, near sunset, and the night
  • Historical place near Ampera Bridge.
  • Clean, No Ilegal comersial, Safety
  • Very big and stylish fortress