Benteng Marlborough, The Largest Fort in Southeast Asia

the atmosphere inside the fort
Bengkulu is one of the provinces in Indonesia. There are many interesting sights in Bengkulu. And Bengkulu is famous for its name The Land of Rafflesia. Rafflesia is the biggest flower in the world.

In Bengkulu, there are many historical places, the biggest one is Fort Marlborough, that famous as the Largest Fort in Southeast Asia.

Fort Marlborough is a building fortress that located on the coast of Tapak Paderi - Bengkulu City. Marlborough was built by the British colony in 1914 - 1719 under the leadership of Governor-General Josef Colin during their occupation in the region of Bengkulu.

The construction of buildings castle of Fort Marlborough is indeed very thick related with the British architectural style of the 20th century that indeed magnificent and established.

This overall shape of the fortress resembles a cross-body 'turtle' that impressing the strength and grandeur. The details of European Taste building impress the existence of a great nation and prevail at that time. By many relics inside the Fort Marlborough, the building also served as a center of various activities including offices, even a prison.

There were various historical record have occurred in the Fort Marlborough, among others are about the events British nation in Bengkulu that time, several weddings among them, the stories about spices, wars and the story of the death of Hamilton, the death of Thomas Parr and the submission of this castle for about six months by Tobo Bengkulu with Rajo Lelo as the King.

If you want to visit this historical place, you can use a motorcycle and car or use public transportation services to go to Jl. Benteng, Kebun Keling, Teluk  Segara, Bengkulu.

For your information, you need to pay for entrance ticket around 5 thousand rupiahs per one person. And if you are lucky enough, you can enjoy the view of the clear blue sky from the top of Fort Marlborough.

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