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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia

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Heritage Destination in Makassar

This is a fort, built during the Dutch colonial in Indonesia, hundred years ago. The place is still looking good and maintained. And it is free. A must visit place in Makassar

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The colonial history here is integral to Makassar and its heroes. A visit to teh well maintained museum keeps you engrossed in its origins and developing history. Worth a visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a fort, built during the Dutch colonial in Indonesia, hundred years ago. The place is still looking good and maintained. And it is free. A must visit place in Makassar

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Makassar, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fort Rotterdam is a fort built in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was captured by the Dutch in 1667 and became a center of Dutch colonial power in Sulawesi. Following the Java War (1825–1830), Javanese prince, and now national hero, Diponegoro was imprisoned in the fort following his exile to Makassar in 1830 until his death... More 

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Phuket Town, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ok, it's not going to blow you away but it's a nice way to spend an hour. If you read your guidebook before you go in, you don't really need the services of the overpriced guides who hover around the entrance, nor do you need to pay extra to go inside the 'museum'. I've never thought how it would feel... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A well presented historical site, we went into the museum inside and had a guided tour of the Fort. The guide spoke excellent english, and gave an in depth history of all facets of the fort. well worth the visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Like : The Dutch looking beautiful yellow building. Dislike :They shouldn't use the place to do event at the peaceful looking building. Too crowed with locals and hardly have place to move.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

i've been in makassar only for couple of hours, so i visited this fort, it was amazing for me, to see this beautiful fort. cuz in jakarta we couldnt find this kind of fort anymore, the place is so strategic along the streets. wish i could go back and visit this fort again

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Obviously a well-loved landmark, worth seeing to appreciate the history. I just loved seeing and holding an Iguana!

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You can learn some history of South Sulawesi in the museum, only if you speak Indonesian. There are few English descriptions of what you are seeing. If you are not fond of history, don't bother to visit. The buildings are sober and the cleanliness is poor. The weather is very hot, fortunately air conditioners inside the museum are working fine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

even though this fort is one of the most visited place in Makassar. but actually it is not that good. it has historical value of course, compared to other forts in Indonesia the building is not that good. nonetheless, it has a very large area and nice museum. so, you can learn Makassar and south sulawesi better. and it is... More 

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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Makassar

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