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Kalamata Fort

South of Kota Ternate, Ternate, Indonesia
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Sturdy, needs good signs

Best preserved stonework fort in Ternate, but no cannons. Only one sign, all in Indonesian, with... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
a pretty nice fort in a seaside

a well maintenance fort on seaside with beautiful sea views. there's no activities or another... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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  • Average49%
  • Poor2%
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South of Kota Ternate, Ternate, Indonesia
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Best preserved stonework fort in Ternate, but no cannons. Only one sign, all in Indonesian, with history.so much more could be done.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

a well maintenance fort on seaside with beautiful sea views. there's no activities or another attraction inside this fort. it takes only less than 30 minutes to explore this place.

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 24 October 2016

5 shape fort in the Ternate, with beautiful landscape. the front side is tidore strait and the back side is Gamalama mountain. i enjoy the view and has a good spot for photos. i think the best time to visit is early morning around 7-8...More

Thank Elvibandanaku
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Was built by Portuguese then conquered by Dutch colonial, now within the government hand, still has no significant attraction.

Thank Farano_Gunawan
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Not very interesting site really, it's quite small, nothing overly special about it. It does have a nice view of some of the neighboring islands but that's about it. If you are doing a day tour of ternate I would probably skip it as there...More

Thank TristanP83
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Easily accessible, well preserved and surprisingly small. Famously shaped like a turtle. Makes you reflect on the old struggles for monopoly of the spice trade in this area. Was this fort really thought to be big enough?

Thank ulfulf
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Another nice places to visit during in the island, sadly that the beach was very bad and dirty. Need to look after so well with the waste.

Thank Travelenjoyment4
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

How much is original? Its hard to say. Of you want to see a fort go ahead but its neither a ruin or an effective reconstruction of what the fort would of been like when it was constructed.

Thank publiceye
Reviewed 22 January 2016

5 shapes Fort of Kalamata, has a beautiful view of Ternate sea and mount Gamalama. The History of glory ages of Ternate KIngdom was written in this fort

Thank Elvibandanaku
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Located right on the water and facing Tidore, this historical fort holds an important part in the history of the spice trade. Besides the signage at the front giving a basic overview of the site, there are no placards explaining the fort or its history....More

Thank Traveler O
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