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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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  • benteng kuto besak. artinya benteng kota besar (mungkin ya) soalnya saya bukan orang palembang hahaha... saya asli bandung berkunjung kesana untuk liburan. saya mengunjungi benteng ini malam sekitar p...  more »
  • Benteng ini areanya luas dengan berbagai peninggalan bersejarah sejak jaman Sriwijaya,berbagai kegiatan pariwisata pernah di selenggarakan di Benteng ini yang juga memilik bangunan gedung serba guna y...  more »
  • Sebuah benteng yang terletak di pinggir sungai musi dan tidak jauh berada di dekat jembatan ampera. Benteng kuto besak atau disingkat BKB adalah suatu benteng pertahanan jaman penjajahan  more »
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  • The heart of palembang, this place is where people across the city come to hangout with friends and family to enjoying the view
  • 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

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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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