Fort Marlborough , located in the main street of Bengkulu shows some of the British colonialist heritage . It was built by East Indian Company (EIC) in 1713 under Joseph Callet Governor General and is the second strongest fort built by the British in the far east - Fort George in Madras, India being the largest. Its name dedicated to a noble man and hero in England : John Churchill , Duke of Marlborough I . The location is close to nice beach Pantai Tapak Paderi . Close to Bintuhan seaport where you can hire a boat to Enggano island to see the native people , a nice island with rain forest . Enggano is bird with form glasses on eye.
Stamford Raffles also built his palace here , Sir Thomas
Stamford Raffles was only a lieutenant general of EIC...
(1811-1814), and later was governor general of Bengkulu (1818-1824), during his job he also explored Sumatera jungle and pubished many species in to Transactions
of Linnaean Society and contributed two papers in the Transactions of the Zoological Society,
London then Queen honored him as Sir Thomas
Stamford Raffles .
Hutan Tropis Kepahiang in Desa Tebat Monok, 65 km from Bengkulu city is conservation for habitat unique flora Amorphophallus and Rafflesia arnoldii . the height can be till 1,5
Amorphophallus can be till 2 meter . Blooming season is around March till
November , this is also center for education and research .
Many nice beaches along coast of Bengkulu but the well known are Nala Beach which is closest to the city and Panjang Gading Cempaka which is 3km from the city center. Good for surfing, wind surfing and swimming.
Pantai Panjang , the longest beach in Indonesia , over 7km .
Bukit Kaba, A Volcanic Crater
A beautiful and natural panorama Bukit Kaba is a spectacular sulfuric crater. It is located away 104 km from Bengkulu and about 19 km from Curup, the capital city of Rejang Lebong District, at 1937 m above sea level. This area has two large sulfuric calderas with twelve active craters. The area covers 13.490 hectares.
Danau Merah Darah or the Red Lake
Giant foot print on stone , Kaur , Bengkulu .
According to the villager this was depht about 1 knee of adult person and there was scriptures but then erased by the nature .
traditional bride in moslem style .