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“Avoid vositing”

Yogyakarta Fortress Museum
Ranked #18 of 250 things to do in Yogyakarta
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Owner description: An old Dutch fort in Yogyakarta Centre, now a museum and office building
Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Avoid vositing”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

It's nothing here! Avoid visiting wasting time even though charging Rp. 2000 per person.

Just a small garden, no exhibition halls or items to see. It's super boring and just wasted our energy for walking this place.

Local student like to come here taking photos, sitting on the top gate... But not worth!

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
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English first
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
426 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Boring”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I've been to history museums in the past where the exhibits were done in such a way to capture your interest. I've also been to interesting forts where the exhibits are done in such a way that it is fun (some of the forts in Singapore for example).
This museum is BORING. Unless you are fanatic about Indonesian history, the exhibits are done in as boring , dry and academic as possible. Not recommended.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank pianocello
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Garut, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Should have been better....”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

It will be a good tourism attraction if they provide more information about the place, so we'll know the history of every building inside the fortress.

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nothing interesting about the fort but...”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

To be honest, there's nothing interesting about the fort but... in front of it, there are many benches where the locals like to sit. See an interesting person there? Walk towards the traffic light near the intersection, find the girls who sell flowers, buy one, go back to that person, give the flower to them and talk. Good luck! I made one friend there, she's a music teacher. I can't wait to meet her again the next time I visit Jogja again.

Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you like history and if you're Dutch (like me) you'll love this place! It's located on a strategic place (of course) near the kraton and still very much intact! This former Dutch fort was used to keep an eye on the Sultans and to 'protect' him. It's not a big place but worth the money (and you don't pay that much entrance fee anyway). If you walk to the back you can go up the defense walls and walk almost completely around.

Visited July 2013
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