15 Interesting tourist attractions in South Sumatra Province

South Sumatera Province

Sumatra was the other part of Indonesia, which is popular with a wealth of natural resources.
While Java, which surrounded the ring of fire, but Java earlier popular with the Bromo volcano, Mount Semeru, and Mount Merapi, as well as Borobudur, Surabaya, and Jakarta

South Sumatra is one of the provinces that existed in Indonesia which is located in the southern part of the island of Sumatra. The capital province of Palembang. Geographically located bordering several provinces of Jambi to the North, the province of Lampung province on the South, Bangka and Belitung in the East, and Bengkulu Province in the West.

South Sumatra also has several tourist attractions include some favorite tourism in Indonesia. Local and foreign tourists who always crowded the city Palembang each year just to enjoy the sights. Here is a list of attractions South Sumatra often to visit.

1. the Ampera bridge

Musi River which is one of the longest rivers in Indonesia. The life of the local community is reflected in the Musi River. Over the river Musi, the Ampera bridge once is known. On one of the River, there is the Kuto Besak Fort i.e. one of the historical attractions. When crossing through Musi River, not complete a visit to the Palembang if you skip a visit to the Kemaro island, which is the delta of Musi River, recently people start the treasure hunting. The island has a history and legendary stories.

The Video crossing Musi and visit the Field of Gold, Colonial’s Treasure

2. Limas House

Limas House is a traditional home of South Sumatra, with architecture shaped stage and made of wood, usually also called Limas House because the roof has a form that a five-sided shape. The building is terraced and has its own cultural philosophy at every level, people call these levels as Bengkilas. Limas House so vast and often used to place a celebration or a custom event. Extensive Limas House from 400 to 1000 square meters. Some material materials floors, walls, and doors using materials from kebesi wood.

3. The tomb of Ki Gede Ing Suro

The tomb of Ki Gede Ing Suro is located in Village 1 Ilir. There are 8 buildings contains 38 of the grave and include the grave of Ki Gede Ing Suro, ancestor of Kings of Palembang Kingdom. In the 16th century historically there is a nobleman from Java named Sido Ing Lautan came in Palembang and invites his sympathizers and aide. And he was succeeded by his son namely Ki Gede Ing Suro in 1552 and established an empire in Palembang.

4. The Punti Kayu Forest

Punti Kayu forest is located approximately 7 km from the city center and designated as protected forest since 1998, and is managed by the Forestry Agency of South Sumatra Province. Forest with an area of 50 there is a family recreation area as well as being the habitat of the local monkeys. The place is perfect for you who want to refresh the mind on the weekends. Here children can also play up the elephant, mini zoo, bathing in the pool, or just sitting relaxing among the pine trees. The more engrossing often held entertainment attended by artists both local and out of town.

5. The Agung mosque of Palembang

The Agung mosque is located in Palembang Jalan K.H. Faqih Usman, up to 5,520 square meters in building mosques, the shape is very large and majestic and became an icon attraction in Palembang. Same with the great mosque in some other cities in Indonesia generally, the mosque was built in the reign of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I of the year 1738-1748 and underwent an extensive renovation of the 6 times, initially only 1,080 square meters become 5.520 square meters. The architecture of the mosque is the Chinese-style at the dome, a European style on other elements. There are even some ingredients imported directly from Europe.

6. Goa Putri

Goa Putri is located in the village of Padang Bindu. To be able to reach the location of Goa Putri takes about 6 hours drive from Palembang. With details of the trip around 5 hours into the Baturaja and 1 hour to the Goa Putri. Regarding the transport, the fare is quite affordable. Therefore many tourists love to visit the sights in this.

7. Sriwijaya Zoo

Sriwijaya Zoo is one of the recreational areas of Palembang and other areas in South Sumatera. In the limited number of existing family attractions in the province, actually, this zoo can be interesting options for the family gathering because it’s not too far from the city center.

8. Rafting River Manna

Rafting Manna River offers rafting challenge with varying levels of difficulty. The river is located in the Tanjungsakti subdistrict of Manna, around 40 km from the town of Pagar Alam. The river is quite wide at the beginning, while the next 15 Km, its narrow, the current is also quite profusely and rumbles, making it quite challenging for those of you who are love extreme sports. The river’s rapids are so with wall rocks, plus fringe on current form the basins and also the counterflow current. On the left-right track, the wall of cliffs offering views of the natural tropical rainforest.

9. Lake Ranau

Lake Ranau is quite interesting to visit because the area is still beautiful and far away from the pollution. Lake Ranau is located in Lombok, Kec. Sukau, Kab. West Lampung. The Lake was established in 2007 by the Regent of West Lampung, with a 3-star Hotel well-provided. Suitable for your family vacation.

10. Bukit Siguntang

Bukit Siguntang is a historical city of Palembang. Bukit Siguntang so lush and beautiful and is the highest point in the city of Palembang, which saves a lot of stories and mysteries. You can enjoy the trees along the way, chairs and gazebo which was built around the Bukit Siguntang. Feels so mystical when entering the area of the first cemetery (Tomb Lord Commander of DjungDjungan) and another 7 tombs on these hills,

11. Mount Dempo

Mount Dempo is a mountain which has an altitude of 3.195 meters, It lies on the border of South Sumatra Province and Bengkulu. To be able to reach the nearest village, you must first achieve a Pagar Alam, it takes 7-hour drive from Palembang. Drive the general transportation, there are many buses to the Pagar Alam, like Dharma Karya bus operator.

12. Kuto Besak fortress

Kuto Besak fortress is a heritage building became one of the tourist attractions of the Palembang, South Sumatra. Kuto Besak fortress was built in the years 1776-1803 at the reign of Sultan Muhammad Badaruddin. This fortress reached for hundreds of years, it is becoming very attractive with high historical value. The glory is still visible from the castle with a height reaching 9.9 meters, a length of 288.75m and a width 183.75m. the thickness of 1.99 meters. In each corner of the Fort built smaller defense fort. the fort has 4 directions, while the biggest is heading to the north-west, bigger than the third other fortifications.

13. Bumi Ayu Temple / Bumi Ayu Temple

The Bumi Ayu Temple was Hindu temple relics from the famous Shiva temple. The results of the excavations of archaeologists, the complex Bumi Ayu Temple is the largest Hindu temple outside of Java, the scientist also concluded that these temples is a clone of an existing temples Prambanan in Central Java. Bumi Ayu Temple is located in the village of Bumiayu, Kec. Tanah Abang, Muara Enim.

14. Bidadari Waterfall

Waterfall Angels could be a recommendation to your holiday destination you probably will pay a visit to Kab. Lahat. Waterfall Angels have a uniqueness and beauty that will leave you amazed and not get tired of enjoying nature. Try to travel into the deep of South Sumatra, here you will discover a lot of interesting things.

15. Karang Dalam Waterfall

Karang Dalam Waterfall, the natural beauty of South Sumatra in Kab. Lahat will not be endless. Unfortunately, the natural beauty of Karang Dalam Waterfall less known publicly, so not many tourists who know the natural charm of its South Sumatra.

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