"Rimpang's Stories", Kabupaten Aceh Besar_, RHIZOMATIC ARCHIPELAGO
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Indrapatra Fortress

English | Indonesia

One of the relics of the three centers of the Hindu kingdom, nicknamed Aceh Lhee Sagoe (meaning ‘Aceh Tiga Segi’), is the Indra Patra Fortress complex.

Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).

It is said that, according to several sources, this complex was also used as a fortress of the Keumalahayati army. Long before, it was also said, it is the starting point of the landing as well as the attack of thousands of Chinese female soldiers. They lost, but a princess and a commander, Nan Nio Lian Khi (later named Putroe Neng) survived and stayed in Aceh until the end of her life.

Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh).

More or less – if it in short alias forced to cut – the story of this site is quite so. The point is, being present in a place whose witnessing the history of power/kingdom with the hook of the story (as usual) is not connected, making my imagination exceed the container, it needs an external-hard-brain.

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  1. Pingback: Benteng Indrapatra | CEMETI

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