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Fort York
Later 'replaced' by Fort Marlborough

Fort York, built in 1685, was located about two kilometers north of Fortress Marlborough, on the southern banks of the Bengkulu River. The area is now called Pasar Bengkulu, a remembrance to earlier times, then the most important market was located near the fortress. The area however is not a pasar ('market') anymore, but a modern shopping mall.

There are no visible remains of the old stone structure, but archeologists have found fundaments of the fortress under a current location of a school, as well as objects which were used by the residents of the fortress. The hill offers a view on a landing stage where fishermen moor early in the morning to sell their catch.


Location map of Fort York

Last revised on October 24, 2009
    
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