Tourist Attractions in Palembang, South Sumatra

Palembang has a lot to offer. The city has a 1,300 year old history and is steeped in the culture of Malay and the ancient Bhuddist Srivijayan Empire. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia with a lot of history as a capital of a maritime empire. Located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra island, it has an area of 400.61 square kilometers and a population of 1,441,500. One of the best things about the city of Palembang is that you can walk to most places depending where you are staying and if you are not energetic enough then you can always hop into a becak or catch a bus. Or, you can even get a boat ride down the Musi river.
  • Ampera Bridge, a magnificent bridge which crossed over 1177 meters above the Musi River that connects the area and Seberang Ulu Seberang Ilir Palembang is a city icon. The bridge was built in 1962 and was built using the spoils of Japan and Japanese experts.
  • Musi River, about 750km along the river which divides the city into two parts, namely Palembang Seberang Ulu and Ilir opposite is the longest river in Sumatra. Since the first of the Musi River has become the economic lifeblood and the city of Palembang in South Sumatra Province. Along the banks of the river there are many attractions like the Ampera Bridge, Fort Religious Tourism, Museum of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Island Kemaro, Market 16 Ilir, home Raft, Pertamina's oil refineries, fertilizer plants PUSRI, beach Good Yellow, Musi Bridge II, Masjid Al Munawar, etc..
  • Great Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang, Palembang is located in downtown, this mosque is the largest mosque in South Sumatra with a capacity of 15,000 pilgrims.
  • Kuto Besak fort, situated on the banks of the Musi River and adjacent to Bridge Ampera, this fort is one of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate of heritage buildings. Inside the fort there are the health office II Sriwijaya Military Command and hospitals. This fortress is the only fort in Indonesia and the stone-walled fortress eligible / defense that was built at his own expense for purposes of defense from enemy attack Europeans and not a hero named Europe.
  • Mayor's Office Building, located in downtown, at first this building serves as a water tower because it serves to drain the water throughout the city so well known as the Office of Plumbing. Today this building serves as the Office of the Mayor of Palembang and there are spotlights on top of buildings that beautify the face of the city at night.
  • Kambang iwak Family Park, a lake situated in the tourist center of town, close to Palembang mayor's residence. On the banks of this lake there are many families and recreation arena crowded on holidays. Also in the middle of this lake there is a fountain that looks beautiful at night.
  • Punti Kayu Forest Tourism, a tourist jungle city located about 7 km from the city center with an area of ​​50 ha and since 1998 designated as protected forests. In this forest there is a family recreation area and a local shelter a group of monkeys.
  • Archaeological Park of Sriwijaya, a relic of Sriwijaya site located on the banks of the River Musi. There is an inscription on the stone relics of the kingdom in this area.
  • Taman Bukit Siguntang Antiquities, located in the hills west of Palembang city. In this place there are many relics and tombs of the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya.
  • People's Struggle Monument, located in downtown, adjacent to the Great Mosque and Ampera Bridge. As its name in this building there are relics of history in the colonial period.
  • Balaputradewa Museum, a museum that holds many objects - relics of Sriwijaya.
  • Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, located near the Bridge and Fort Ampera Religious Tourism and former royal palace is one of the relics of Palembang Darussalam. It poses a lot of objects - objects historic city of Palembang.
  • Textile Museum, located on Freedom Street museum keeps objects of textiles from all regions in South Sumatera Province.

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