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You pay at the entrance for the fort which is combined with the zoo. Unfortunately we did not know and were shocked about the conditions some of the animals have to live there. The chained elephant is definitely crazy as is the gibbon in his...More
When I walked in I hoped to get see a fortress and maybe get some nice pictures of the view. But there are lots of animals in very small cages looking very stressed. It is really a sad place to go there. After a couple...More
The place looked desolated. There were some small birds in cages and around the fort small kids could ride a horse.
The view on top of the fort is ok, but nothing special.
I wont visit the place again.
This place is a disaster! All the animals are being caged and it seems like nobody care about the maintenance of this place at all. It's really a complete nightmare. Avoid at all costs! I heard that the zoo (which is opposite) is even worst...More
If you visit Bukittinggi this should be on your itinerary....easy walk from the carpark, interesting history and great views of part of the city. You can see why the Dutch positioned this fort high atop of a massive hill!
It is really only a nice little park up on a hill with a bit of a view. Trees provided some welcome shade and most locals seem to just come for the zoo. We were there on a Sunday and it was quite busy with...More