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Address: 0,5 km from Teluk Penyu Beach, Cilacap, Indonesia
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The historical sites that require better handling. Necessary historical information more clearly around the site so that visitors can better understand this fort.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Arief Ahmad R
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Bogor, Indonesia
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Bogor, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Arief Ahmad R
Bekasi, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 nearby Pertamina Refinery. it covers a large area and most of the buildings are moderately... More 

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Norman, OK
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 fun to explore.

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Thank Zach D
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fort. Its a large place and the closest that we could compare for us would... More 

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Jakarta
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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!)

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Thank adestp
Jakarta
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122 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 is situated in Teluk Penyu ( Tortoise Beach ), built in 1861 by Nederlands Indie... More 

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1 Thank Yoga W
Jakarta
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 even rent their boat. Loads of souvenir vendors nearby. It's a good place to visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 ditch, bridges.. Whatever, what excites me the most is the beach just right in front... More 

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Chengdu, China
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544 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 overnight stop between Pangandaran and Yogyakarta for backpackers doing the southern route between Bandung and... More 

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