We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buton Fortress

Central Bau Bau, Baubau, Buton Island, Indonesia
Website
Save
Review Highlights
potentially great destination

known as the largest fortress in the world. very good spot to looking around the city of bau bau... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
andy19792014
,
Jakarta, Indonesia
via mobile
Short day at Buton

Airplane are limited,2 two time plane from makassar to buton,with ATR 600,by Garuda or Wings Air.No... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Erwin S
via mobile
Read all 35 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good55%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“potentially great destination”
14 Oct 2016
“Short day at Buton”
LOCATION
Central Bau Bau, Baubau, Buton Island, Indonesia
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (35)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

known as the largest fortress in the world. very good spot to looking around the city of bau bau. it would be nice if it support with the complete story of its history. we have to rent a private transport to get there, there are...More

Thank andy19792014
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Airplane are limited,2 two time plane from makassar to buton,with ATR 600,by Garuda or Wings Air.No Hotel 3 Star,Has 1 mall,Cinemaxx,affordable taxi with meter ,BTS for handphone is bad,good food for seafood.

Thank Erwin S
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This fort is made from the dead corals and limestones connected each other by using dry eggs whites (local people said so) ..it is the longest fort in Indonesian made by Buton people to face war between them and the netherland people

Thank nprimadina
Reviewed 25 March 2015

this is the largest fort in Indonesia The Royal Fort of Buton/Wolio or in Bahasa called: (Benteng Keraton Wolio / Buton) was recorded to Guiness Book of Record and MURI (Musium Rekord Indonesia)/ Indonesia Record as The largest and the longest fort in indonesia in...More

3  Thank WaOdeRuby A
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Largest fortress complex in Sulawesi, even in Indonesia, covered 23,375 hectare, the encircled fortress wall is 2740 m long. The seat of Greater Buton Sultanate situated in the hill peak overlook Bau-bau City. Relatively well preserved sites. Easy to reach and recommended for one day...More

Thank Akbar D
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

This fort made by limestone (CaCO3). You can see the wonderful landscape from the fort. Inside the fort, you can found many tangible and intangible cultural objects. In the past time, the area inside the fort is the capital city of Buton Kingdom. The most...More

1  Thank Ray S
Reviewed 8 January 2015

The history of the fort is shared by guides however seldom do they speak english, so it is better to read about the Buton fort prior to your visit. An afternoon or early morning stroll in and around the fort is recommended as it will...More

Thank ADVDIV
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I usually go to this city from my work based in Wakatobi. Public boat take 9 hours from Wakatobi to Baubau, and might be longer in wavy season. Baubau is pretty small city with beautiful fortress that still well maintained. From the fortress, people can...More

Thank PutriKirana
Reviewed 16 October 2014

The biggest fortress in indonesia they say... The best place the enjoy sunset n sunrise. And the best place to enjoy baubau city view n the bay...

1  Thank Fahri83
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Baubau city is a nice city, the city ​​is neat and clean, with good city planning. A trip to this city takes 4 hours of Kendari using fast ferry. City piers of Baubau very clean, the water clear and the fish seen hanging around waiting...More

Thank Nano-Kach
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Buton Fortress staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit