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Indrapatra Fortress

Publish 26-03-2008 12:09:50 by Admin
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A. Brief Information

Indrapatra Fortress was built by the Lamuri Sultanate (The first Hindu Sultanate in Aceh) in the seventh century before Islam came to Aceh. It was built directly face to the Malacca straits for defensive purposes against the aggression of Portuguese. It was Laksamana Malahayati, the first fleet admiral woman in the world, who presided over her soldiers to defend Aceh Darussalam against the Portuguese` aggression.

Welcoming Visit Indonesia Year 2008, the local government of Aceh Darussalam makes serious efforts to renovate the fortress for the central role of the fortress as valuable historical site.

B. Distinctive Features

It was big, made of limestone with the unique architecture and solid construction. Now there are only two extent buildings after Tsunami occurred in Aceh four years ago. Moreover, the gate has also broken at the same time. In the past, there were three buildings in the fortress, the biggest one was 70 x 70 meter square with more than 3 meters in height. It could also be found a big room with 35 x 35 meter square and 4 meters high. At the time when the fortress was built, it could be categorized into a futuristic fortress since the people had to climb it first to go inside the building.

C. Location

Indrapatra Fortress lies nearby Ujong Batee, Ladong village, Masjid Raya sub-district, in the district of Aceh Besar, Nagroe Aceh Darussalam province.

D. Access

You may use Labi-labi (The typical transportations in Aceh province) for about 40 minutes. You may also take your own car for approximately 35 minutes to reach the destination. Indrapatra Fortress is 19 km away from Banda Aceh city. The costs for taking Labi-labi for your transportation from Banda Aceh to Krueng Raya is Rp. 4.000,00.

E. Ticket Price

Free

F. Accommodation and other facilities

It is hard to find lodgement around the destination, so you have to seriously consider spending more nights there.

(NI/ter/15/03-08)

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Credit Photo: www.seaarchaeology.com



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