The city was known as Fort de Kock in colonial times in reference to the Dutch outpost established here in 1825 during the Padri War. The fort was founded by Captain Bauer at the top of Jirek hill and later named after the then Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, Hendrik Merkus de Kock.
The Dutch hilltop outpost Fort de Kock is connected to the zoo by the Limpapeh Bridge pedestrian overpass.
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Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Canyon)
Lubang Jepang (Japanese Caves) — a network of underground bunkers and tunnels built by the Japanese during World War II
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