Top 4 places to visit in Palembang, Indonesia

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1. Kemaro Island

  Kemaro Island is located on the delta of Musi River, you can rent a fast boat on the Musi River to reach the island. It takes about 30 minutes. This fast boat rental rates range from Rp 50,000 – Rp 70,000. For those staying at BATIQA Hotel Palembang, the Musi River jetty is a 20-minute drive away.

  When visiting Kemaro Island, there will be a Chinese Vihara or Klenteng with 9 stairs, typically Chinese building in the middle of the island. This Hok Tjiang Rio temple was built since 2006 and becomes the signature icon in this island. Moreover, on the island there is a Buddha temple that often visited by Budda followers to pray or to visit the graves.


2. Jembatan Ampera

  Coming to Palembang, South Sumatra (Sumsel), it’s not right if you haven’t taken a photo with the background of the People’s Suffering Mandate Bridge (Ampera).

  The bridge that spans over the Musi River in Palembang City has a length of 1,177 meters, a width of 22 meters and a height of 63 meters and a distance between towers of 75 meters.

  Initially, the entire center of the bridge could be lifted to allow large ships to pass.


3. Bukit Seguntang

  Bukit Seguntang or Bukit Siguntang (English : Seguntang Hill or Siguntang Hill) is a 29–30 metres high small hill located at the northern bank of Musi River and within the vicinity of Palembang, capital city of South Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located around 3 kilometres north from Musi River northern bank and around four kilometres southwest from Palembang city center. The place is considered sacred by the locals and home of many archeological relics believed to be related to Srivijaya Empire, once a dominating political power around Malacca Strait (6th to 13th century AD). Today the hill gain status as an archaeological park.


4. Amanzi Waterpark

  Amanzi WaterPark is one of the recreational water playgrounds in the city of Palembang. Since it started operating at the end of 2011, Amanzi WaterPark has managed to become one of the best tourist icons in Palembang City by accepting. It is evident from the award he received, namely Adhikarya from the provincial government of South Sumatra for the category of Best Artificial Water Playground for 2014 and 2015. Built on an area of 3.5 hectares, this Amanzi WaterPark takes the theme of adventure in the wild in the African jungle.


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