The Banda Islands: From tragedy to tranquil tourist attraction
The buildings lining its flower-filled streets comprise some fine examples of gracious, old colonial architecture, many now crumbling under the pitiless tropical sun.
On a plateau above Banda Neira is the pentagonal-shaped Fort Belgica. Built in the 1620s, this massive fortress has survived numerous earthquakes, yet is in fairly good condition.
Climb up to one of the towers for a sweeping view of Banda Neira, the sleepy harbor, nutmeg groves and looming volcano that erupted as recently as 1988.
There are a lot of things to see in Banda Neira for those looking to step back into the past, when the Dutch colonialized Indonesia.
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Posted: 17 Apr 2018 15:46:22