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Nothing much to see beyond the fort walls

This is an active Indonesian military base. Security around the base is quite lax despite it being... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Sashiraj C
Singapore, Singapore
History, river side view and ampera bridge.

Here ini Benteng Kuto Besak we can see the history of the fort still standing near the Musi river... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
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Musi River Side, Palembang, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is an active Indonesian military base. Security around the base is quite lax despite it being actively used. We almost entered inside the base before a guard came running and told us in Indonesian something. We assumed he meant that we could not enter...More

Thank Sashiraj C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Here ini Benteng Kuto Besak we can see the history of the fort still standing near the Musi river, now still use by Indonesia Army. not for from here we can use for taking photo with scenery of musi river and ampera bridge. for eat...More

Thank ainpoenya
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We did not enter the place as it was mentioned by other tourist who wrote the review that the place is used for army training. We saw many officers and the place is safely guarded by guards too. However, we took pictures of the word...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Shalom. This place very nice to us when we want to hangout with our friends. Many people play in this place. We can see Musi river and Ampera Bridge from this place. When we go in this place, please keep your bag and other. Thanks....More

Thank Rendiwij
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This Historical Fort was once the most visited place for tourists. For its history and location which is next from the Musi River, you can see clearly the Ampera Bridge, the icon of Palembang.

Thank BartasanWauran
Reviewed May 25, 2017

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 Indonesian struggle for independence. But, I did not find it...More

Thank Dwi A
Reviewed May 14, 2017

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 still worth a few photos whilst wandering around the area near...More

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

The place situated by the main river of Palembang, so....on other side so get to take pictures of this 'Benteng', and on thr other.... The river (*it's just okay though. It is a good place to hang out with little kids though. Big space for...More

Thank nina_asti
Reviewed December 28, 2016

This place is just like a big house, not even look like a castle, it use by government as military office.

Thank wati m
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