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No Fort to see but small zoo with Sumatran native animals

It is really only a nice little park up on a hill with a bit of a view. Trees provided some welcome... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Dusseldorf, Germany
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A historical World War II site in Bukittinggi

A Fort of Nederland Indische troops in Bukittinggi which located up in the hill is theot visited... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Jl. Benteng Town Centre, Bukit Jirek, Bukittinggi 26113, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

This blue not a fort at all but a depressing zoo housing exotic animals in tiny enclosures. Walked in and came straight back out again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fraserb2015
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A Fort of Nederland Indische troops in Bukittinggi which located up in the hill is theot visited location in Bukittinggi after Jam Gadang Its has a histrical place as a Fort pf deffence

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hendramovamr
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank max p
Reviewed September 26, 2018

spend your time strolling this park. Few good spots for photos and you can also walk to Limpapeh Bridge from here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hsuhaimi
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Nothing of interest, too expensive and the zoo is the most terrible place in Indonesia I've seen. Somebody please rescue those animals!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Martijn P
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 157timob
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BernardK546
Reviewed January 28, 2018

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!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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