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The long history of Palembang makes this city become one of the oldest cities in Indonesia. The town is at least 1,382 years old, which is stated in the Sriwijaya inscription. Not surprisingly, the city has also become the choice of many travel agents as the primary destination for Indonesia's historical tour packages.
In addition to its history, the panorama of Palembang is no less impressive. Although Palembang is not coterminous with the sea, the capital of South Sumatra Province has mountains, hills, and valleys. The Musi River - the longest river on Sumatra Island - also flows through this city.
Palembang is surrounded by several districts in the province of South Sumatra, which can also be a desirable tourist option. In Ogan Komering Ulu District, for example, there are Gua Putri and Baturaja City Parks which are charming and worth a visit.
Palembang has initially been inhabited by the Palembang tribe. However, for hundreds of years, Palembang also received many migrants from other tribes. The city also becomes multicultural and has a culture that you can explore through Palembang cultural tourism packages.
If you travel to Palembang by plane, you will land at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport. Palembang’s downtown can be reached for one hour drive from the airport. If transportation from the airport is not included in the tour package you choose, you can use a taxi or taxi bike.
Taxi’s fare to go to the downtown starts from IDR 100,000. If you want to use a less expensive transportation mode, take the Trans Musi bus for only IDR 5,500. As for the taxi bike, you can order it via an online application at a rate of IDR 2,000/km.
Palembang might not be as famous as Bali or Lombok, but this city has its own charm. Your visit to this city will not be complete without tasting the typical cuisine of pempek made with original recipes. Besides pempek, there are also Palembang specialties that you must try like lenggang and pepes with tempoyak chili sauce.
In this city, you can also take memorable photos set in historical places. Even if you just stay in the town, you can already see the fantastic natural scenery. You can also shop the woven fabrics produced by local craftsmen.
Are you interested in visiting Palembang? Make sure you include following tourist destinations to your itinerary:
As a leading tourist spot in Palembang, the Ampera Bridge is required to be in your vacation package. This 1,117-meter bridge looks very artistic. You can take a walk along the bridge while enjoying the beauty of the Musi River.
Kuto Besak Fort
The location of this fort is exciting because it is surrounded by four rivers. Schedule your visit to this fort in the afternoon because there are many strategic points to see the sunset in this place.
Punti Kayu Tourism Forest Park (Taman Hutan Wisata Punti Kayu)
Complete your natural tour package with a visit to Punti Kayu Tourism Forest Park. Standing on an area of 50 hectares, this tourism forest is divided into four regions, namely protected forests, recreational parks, lakes and swamps, and campgrounds.
Do you want to get an unforgettable experience in Palembang? Add Amanzi Waterpark to your tour package. In this water recreation park, various rides will make your heart pounding with excitement.
According to legend, Kemaro Island in the middle of the Musi River was formed when Princess Palembang plunged into the river to help her lover from the Kingdom of China, Tan Bun Ann. If you are interested in history, you have to pay a visit to this island.
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