Benteng Kuto Besak

An interesting fact about this museum is that it took 17 years to build it, started in 1780 and inaugurated to use it in Monday 21st Februari 1797. The idea of this fortress development was Mahmud Badaruddin Sultanate I (1724-1758). It has 288,75m length, 183,75 m width, 9,99 m height and 1,99 m thick. Each corner provide entrance, the Northwest side entrance is different with three others. The same 3 entrances represent the characteristic of Kuto Besak Fortress. The main entrance, Lawang Kuto allowed visitors to look out to Musi River. While the entrance in the back door called Lawang Buritan. This fortress has become Palembangnese proud since its the biggest and the only fortress made-up from stone wall and strongly related as the witness of their successes fought against European enemy. Now, this fortress have been used for Sriwijaya Military District Command office.

Nowadays, the area surrounding the fortress are being developed for tourism, to support Visit Musi program. There are wide-open area for enjoying the scene around Musi River by visitors. Especially at night, we can feel another nice atmosphere from this place, there are lights from decorated-lamps which make color-reflection at surface of the Musi River.

Benteng Kuto Besak
Benteng Kuto Besak
Benteng Kuto Besak
Benteng Kuto Besak