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Fort Pendem

0,5 km from Teluk Penyu Beach, Cilacap, Indonesia
+62 282 534481
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Old Dutch Fort

One of the many attractions located on the beach, Fort Pendem is an old dutch fort once used for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KhalidfromBahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
Need Improvement

The historical sites that require better handling. Necessary historical information more clearly... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Arief Ahmad R
,
Bogor, Indonesia
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4 weeks ago
“Old Dutch Fort”
16 Jan 2017
“Need Improvement”
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0,5 km from Teluk Penyu Beach, Cilacap, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the many attractions located on the beach, Fort Pendem is an old dutch fort once used for protecting the city of Cilacap. Many old buildings exist but now old and crumbly, and probably not as scary as it once was. Tiny rooms exist...More

Thank KhalidfromBahrain
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The historical sites that require better handling. Necessary historical information more clearly around the site so that visitors can better understand this fort.

Thank Arief Ahmad R
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited this place near closing time so we were in a rush. The entrance fee is IDR 5,000,- per person. It is located in the southern part of Teluk Benyu Beach, an area the locals known as "Areal 70" due the presence of a...More

Thank Eko W
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We took a boat across the water to Nusa Kambangan and explored the remains of the fort and armaments there first. Then we came back and toured Benteng Pendem. Pendem is more of a continuous structure, but the setting on the island is a lot...More

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Benteng Pendem fort, built by the Dutch in the 1890's is well worth a visit. Its only 5000 rp to get in and be prepared to spend at least two hours here, walking in and out of the various rooms and places in the...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I really wish the place will honour what's the history on the fort rather than transforming it into ordinary and usual night market for average people (you'll find night market everywhere for God sake, why waste a fort!)

Thank adestp
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Tiny island of Nusakambangan is such an interesting place, not because of its spectacular beauty, but of its history as a prisoner island, its stony but attractive beaches and ....one gloomy fortress named Benteng Pendem ( Benteng : Fortress, Pendem : Buried ). The fortress...More

1  Thank Yoga W
Reviewed 24 December 2012

It's fun and has a good educational value. Right by the Turtle bay and cheap to enter. You may occasionally need to brush off the boat owners who will ask you to rent their boats, but they're not pushy or annoying. Or maybe you can...More

4  Thank blueplanettraveler
Reviewed 31 October 2012

It was very hot actually, but visiting this place was somehow epic! I feel like I was in the Lord of the Rings kind of castle.. So, this place is very big, it has several prisons and numerous rooms and gardens and things like huge...More

1  Thank dydiarifien
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Military buffs will doubtless revel in the opportunity to explore this well-preserved late 19th century fort. But its appeal is a bit more broader-leafed than that: Fort Pendem might well be the best-preserved fort in all of Java, and it is enough to justify an...More

3  Thank Raymond W
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