Benteng Kuto Besak

Benteng Kuto Besak, Palembang: Hours, Address, Benteng Kuto Besak Reviews: 3.5/5

Benteng Kuto Besak
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Tours and Tickets


3.5
215 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
83
Average
80
Poor
12
Terrible
2

s12796
Alice Springs, Australia331 contributions
Crowded Place but interesting
Aug 2019
This place will be crowded upon the evening. Teenagers mostly will gather to performs their gimmicks like K-POP, busking or some traditional arts performance.
Written February 4, 2020
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IftekharA-Sep2016
1,507 contributions
Fort area is a military establishment, nothing much to see
Oct 2018 • Couples
Famous fort that was built to defend from the invading Dutch but now you can only view it from the outside of the walls as this has been converted into a military establishment. Its better to walk infront of it towards the river which has an excellent restaurant and a nice view of the river and the ampera bridge.
Written May 14, 2019
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Chuck A
Jakarta, Indonesia30 contributions
So So visit
Nov 2018
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 and beggars though.
Written November 15, 2018
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Sashiraj C
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
Nothing much to see beyond the fort walls
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 inside and walked out. There were hardly people inside and it had military vehicles parked inside. You could take a picture with the word 'Palembang' written outside. But apart from that there is nothing much to see.
Written August 10, 2018
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ainpoenya
143 contributions
History, river side view and ampera bridge.
Aug 2018 • Business
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 and pray all in the area are close by.
Written August 10, 2018
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Kathy L
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Great shopping area within Benteng Kuto Besak
Sep 2017 • Family
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 'Palembang' beside the river, Ampera bridge as well as a big fish statue. If you walked further down on the left hand side beside the Alfamart, you will reach a market and many small shops selling dirt cheap stuff. The people are nice and would not force you to buy if you ask for a price.
Written September 5, 2017
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Rendiwij
Palembang, Indonesia94 contributions
Good Hangout
Apr 2017 • Friends
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. God bless
Written August 16, 2017
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BartasanWauran
Jakarta, Indonesia34 contributions
IS NOW OCCUPIED ONLY FOR THE LOCAL ARMY
Jul 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.
Written August 2, 2017
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DwiA
89 contributions
Not as I expected
May 2017 • Friends
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 there. The fort is still active for military base, so it kinda uncomfortable to do sightseeing there.
Written May 25, 2017
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Terry L
Perth, Australia48 contributions
Another photo stop in Palembang
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 the Ampera bridge (along with Monpera and the Grand Mosque, all within a few 100's mettres)
Written May 14, 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM