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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Palembang using our trip planner.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Tempatnya bagus apalagi kl malam hari lbh indah dilihatnya Apalagi skr sdh ada patung ikan belida...keren....  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Menikmati suasana tepi sungai di kota palembang, di sini tempatnya, dg latar belakang jembatan ampera dan benteng sisa perang dahulu, landscape nya di buat seperti pelataran / plaza utk tempat berkump...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Benteng Kuto Besak (BKB) salah satu tempat wisata terkenal di kota Palembang. DiBenteng kuto besak kita bisa melihat Jembatan Ampera dan sungai musi.  more »
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  • August 13, 2017
    Can see perfectly Jembatan Ampera and Musi River, public places so many people here
  • June 22, 2017
    The heart of palembang, this place is where people across the city come to hangout with friends and family to enjoying the view
  • June 18, 2017
    A museum that tells the historical of Palembang. So crowded at weekend night around here.
  • March 30, 2017
    Good place to hangout, i recommend you to come at weekend in the morning, near sunset, and the night
  • June 16, 2017
    Historical place near Ampera Bridge.

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Unusually for a city of its size, Palembang's budget-friendly options are not as plentiful as other destinations within Indonesia. By contrast, you'll find luxury hotels ranging from three- to five-star in good supply here. Offering large banquets, Wi-Fi, ensuite bathrooms, indoor swimming pools, and other recreational facilities, some of these hotels rise to an impressive 18 stories, so accommodations should not be hard to find within a midrange to upscale budget. For more affordable lodgings, explore the few backpacker-friendly hostels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses.
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