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Google Earth Plug-in: Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

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Fort Vredeburg is a fortress built by the Dutch in Yogyakarta during the colonial ages. It is located in front of Gedung Agung, one of 7 presidential palaces in Indonesia and the Sultan Palace called Kraton. It was bulit in 1765 to protect Dutch governor. It is surrounded by a trench that is still visible.

This square-shaped fortress has 4 watch towers at its 4 corners. In the past, the Dutch troops patrolled frequently on its wall.

Nowadays, the fortress has become a museum. In some buildings in the fortress there are dioramas on Indonesian history.

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