Benteng de Kock
- Jl Benteng Town Centre
- admission to fort & zoo Rp5000
Lonely Planet review for Benteng de Kock
Benteng de Kock was built by the Dutch during the Padri Wars. Apart from the defensive moat and a few rusting cannons, very little remains of the original fortifications. It does, however, provide fine views over the town from its hilltop position. Clouds migrate over rusted tin roofs brought to life by the evening call to prayer.