Minggu, 06 Januari 2013

Benteng Buton

Apparently Indonesia has a fort with the size of the worlds most extensive. The fort is located in a small town, in the province of Southeast Sulawesi Bau-Bau city on Buton Island. In you come to southeast Sulawesi, its better in you stops on this place first. We’ll get new experience and also knowledge if there. Our mind will be fresh after we come here. You should visit this place. *_*

Fort Buton

Buton palace or fort also called Fort Wolio in ancient times was the center of the kingdom of Buton. Was built during the reign of Sultan Buton to-3 or La Sangaji in the year 1591 to 1957 and finished overall in the 6th Buton Sultan (Sultan La Buke Gafurul Wadudu) in 1632-1645.

Bau-Bau city itself is synonymous with the presence of Buton palace fortress known as a stronghold of the widest in the world. In fact, the Buton was generally believed that you have not set foot on this island if you have not been to a centuries-old fortress that.

The length of the circumference of the fort is 3 kilometers with an average height of 4 meters and a width (thickness) 2 meters. The building consists of mixed limestone mountain stone structure with adhesive material of agar-agar, a type of seaweed. Vast palace complex surrounded the entire fort covers 401,911 square meters. Such a broad area that beat the previous world's largest fortress located in Denmark. Thus, Fort Wolio noted as the largest in the world in the Guinness Book of Records in 2006.

The extent of this fortress, not just a figment, in the fort complex covers one region village, the name of the village Melai, and listed as one of the most densely populated areas in the city.Many interesting objects in the fortress palace Wolio it. Wolio stone was there, rocks popaua, grand mosque, the tomb of Sultan Murhum (Sultan Buton first) Badia palace and ancient cannons.

Wolio Stone is a dark rock plain. The amount is roughly equal to one bull was sitting wallow. That said, around the stone is local people found a lovely daughter named Wakaa-Kaa are said to have originated from China. The princess then made leader (the queen). Inaugural king made ​​in stone popaua. Stone is located about 200 meters from the rocks Wolio. Popaua rock surface almost flush with the ground, but has a similarly sized indentation with human feet. In the curve of that princess-kaa Wakaa his right foot as he took the oath of office as the queen under the umbrella of the play seven times.

Therefore popaua rock called rock (the rock where the king played an umbrella). Tradition inauguration queen or king on the stone walks up in the age of empire, kingdom of Buton form of government after the advent of Islam. Stone popaua located at the foot of a small hill where the establishment of the Grand Mosque of Sultan Buton. This mosque was built in 1712 in the reign of Sultan Buton XIX named Lang Kariri with the title of Sultan Sakiuddin Darul Alam. The mosque measuring 21 times 22 meters it has a flag pole on the east side. In a commentary written by the late Al Azhar Buya Hamka mentioned, the flag pole was also used as a place of execution hanging under Islamic law.

But there is a slight smell of mysticism in the old mosque. Behind the pulpit preacher or priest at the head end when in a state of prostration there is the cave called "pusena land" (center of the earth) by older people in Buton. It is said that the cave was out of sound of the azan on a Friday. It marked the background a mosque at the site.

When the mosque was rehabilitated in the 1930s, the cave was covered with cement so that the smaller size to the size of footballs. The hole was given the cover of the boards that can be opened by anyone who wants to see the door of the cave.

In one of the rooms Kamali (palace) Badia, still in the palace complex, there is a cannon have an opening dragon. According to Drs H La Ode Manarfa (deceased) in his lifetime, the son of Sultan Buton to-38, the dragon symbol is cannon Wakaa-kaa ancestors brought from China about 700 years ago. It still has a cannon bullets and still be blown up.

Kamali Badia itself is nothing more than the typical wood construction pavilion Sultra Buton's home in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta. By tradition, the house or palace of the Sultanate of Buton be made sultan's family at their own expense.

Special fortress palace, originally called Buton Wolio palace was built during the reign of Sultan Buton VI (1632-1645), named Gafurul Wadudu. This fortress shaped dhal in Arabic alphabets taken from the last letter of the name of the Prophet Muhammad.

Wolio palace fort had 12 gates and 16 guard posts (bastion). Each gate (lawa) and bastion escorted four to six cannon. In the right corner, just south of the fortress is godona-oba (powder magazine) and warehouse bullet on the left.

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