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Nothing special. Can only see front view. Inside is Military property. Touts and beggars will drive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuck A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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
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Musi River Side, Palembang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special. Can only see front view. Inside is Military property. Touts and beggars will drive you crazy. mNear Ampera and best thing about the place is you can walk a short distance away from it to see some interesting sights. Still with the touts...More

1  Thank Chuck A
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

1  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

1  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

1  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

1  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.

1  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

1  Thank 825dwia
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

2  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

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