Palembang is the second largest city in Sumatra Island after Medan and seventh largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Semarang, and Makassar. Moreover, it becomes the capital city of the South Sumatra province.
ased on the historical background, Palembang is on of the oldest city in the Malay Archipelago, and even in Southeast Asia. This is because of it has a history of being the capital city of the Sriwijaya Kingdom, which controlled a large part of what is now Indonesia, Malaysia and Southern Thailand, which also influenced much of Southeast Asia. Palembang is located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra.
Since 2005, the President of Indonesia has declared Palembang as the "City of Water Tour", precisely on 27 September 2005. More recently, Palembang has drawn further international attention as one of the host cities of the 2011 Southeast Asian Games and 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games.
As one of big city in the province, Palembang is also keeps some of potential destinations in town. One of them are Musi River wich is also becomes the signature icon, together with the wellknown Ampera Bridge. Furthermore, Since ancient times, Palembang has been a cosmopolitan port city which absorbs neighboring, as well as foreign, cultures and influences.
The influences and cultures of coastal Malay, inland Minangkabau, Javanese, Indian, Chinese, and Arab, has created a rich Palembang culture. Throughout its history, Palembang has attracted migrants from other regions in the archipelago, and it has made this city as a multi-cultural city.
Exploring the Life of Toba Batak Tribe in Huta Tinggi Tourism Village
Lake Toba not only offers natural tourism, but also cultural tourism. One of the cultural attractions that can be visited is Huta Tinggi Village on Samosir Island, North Sumatra. This village offers tour packages with the life of the Batak people theme who live in the area. If you choose the tour package, visitors will participate in various local community activities, from milking buffalo, to enjoying the view of the lake on the hill. Playing Musical InstrumentsHuta Tinggi Village visitors will be greeted by the strains of traditional Batak music…
Bumi Ayu Temple, Muara Enim – South Sumatera
Bumiayu Temple Bumiayu temple is one of heritages from Hindu era. It located in coastal river of Lematang, administratively in Bumiayu village, Tanah Abang sub-district, Penukal Abab regency, Pematang Ilir. This temple is the only complex of temples in South Sumatra. Until today, there are less than 9 temples that been found in this area, and four of them have been restored, those are Temple 1, Temple 2, Temple 3 and Temple 8. This preservation has begun since 1990 till now. This temple complex covers an area of 75.56 ha,…
Siguntang Hill, Palembang
Compared to other areas in the vicinity, one of the attractions in the city of Palembang, South Sumatra has a higher contour, about 27 feet above sea level, and is touted as the highest position in the city. However, rather it is a privilege Siguntang Hill. Log into the region, people may think that this place is a garden complete with shady trees and benches that can be used to spend the day. But who would have thought if the Mount Siguntang is an important historic place, especially for Palembang.…
Dempo Mountain, Lahat – South Sumatra
Mount Dempo is one of the natural attractions Lahat regency. The highest mountain in South Sumatra, this can be achieved directly from Palembang by private vehicle for about 6 hours, a distance of over 295 km. Can also use the public bus from Lahat to Pagar Alam (60 km), and from here followed by another bus travel a distance of 9 km up to the plantation and tea factory mountainside. You can stay in the mess that is available while enjoying the beautiful natural scenery around it. But if you…