Places to Visit in Palembang, Indonesia, Asia
Palembang is a city in South Sumatra Province is the oldest city in Indonesia with rich history. Palembang is located on the banks of Musi River and covers an area of 400.60 sq kms. Palembang is one of the fast growing cities in Indonesia and there are number of malls, educational institutions, hospitals, commercial and sports complexes in the city. Palembang is surrounded by Prabumulih, Martapura, Lahat, Pagar Alam, Lubuk Linggau, and Lampung and Palembang is situated at the distance of 602 Kms from Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. Zip code of Palembang is 30111 and coordinates are 2.9931° S, 104.7574° E.
History of Palembang:
Palembang was ruled by Srivijaya, of Buddhist Kingdom who was then ruling Indonesia, Malaysia and Southern Thailand but in the year 1025, this region was captured by Chola Empire, Rajendra Chola I of Southern India. Srivijaya’s capital was moved to Jambi and later in the year 1619, Dutch established the city and constructed the major port in the city along the Musi River and as this region was rich in pepper production and export.
Tourism in Palembang:
Palembang is located on the banks of River Musi, which passes through the city and make the beautiful site to visit and there are various bridges constructed along the river. Tourists can visit small forest, river, take a ride in boat, island and various other interesting places. Palembang has number of shopping facilities in the town and tourists can purchase unique goods from the city.
Places to visit in Palembang:
This is one of the best places to visit in Palembang and best time to visit this bridge is during the night to watch the charm of the bridge and this bridge is constructed on Musi River.
Punti Kayu Forest Park:
This park is located in the centre of the city and a small park which can be reached by public transport, this park has swimming pool, lake, zoo, camping site and swamp area.
It is small island located on the Musi River and this island never get flood and the main attraction of this island is Buddhist temple and tourists have to hire a getek or a boat service to reach this island.
This is one of the famed Masjid in Palembang and was constructed in the year 1740 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin and the region around the Masjid was the capital of Sultan.
Other Places to Visit in Palembang:
- Thailand Klong
- Jembatan Ampera
- Santo Yosep’s Catholic Church
- Hutan Wisata Sanding Putri
- Sungai Musi
- Floating Coffee Shop
- Ogan River Bridge
- Benteng Kuto Besak
Best time to visit Palembang:
Palembang has moderate climate throughout the year but the best time to visit Palembang is between the months of May to October.
How to Reach Palembang?
Palembang is served by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport, located at the distance of 16 Kms from centre of the city and connects to cities like Kuala Lumpur, Batam, Jakarta, Soekarno, Hatta, Medan, Bandung, Singapore, Tanjung Pandan, and various other cities in Indonesia.
Palembang is served by Boom Baru Harbor and it is the major port in the city, which connects to Bangka Belitung Islands Province.
There are number of public transport mode accessible to the tourists to visit in and around the city like mini buses, vans, becak, and taxis are available frequently.
Hotels in Palembang:
Palembang has various tourist attractions and plenty of accommodation options available for the tourists and hotels in Palembang are for all the categories of tourists and these hotels cost from $ 15 to $ 250 and above per night, with all the facilities. Some of the major hotels in Palembang are listed here below:
- Hotel Belvena Mangkunegara
- Grand Zuri Palembang
- Aston Palembang Hotel & Conference Centre
- Feodora Airport Hotel
- Hotel Belvena Mayor Ruslan
- Hotel Anugerah Palembang
- Hotel Sandjaja
- The Arista Hotel Palembang
- Majestic Hotel Palembang
- Novotel Palembang Hotel & Residence
- Hotel Belvena Naskah
- Graha Sriwijaya Hotel
- Hotel Alam Sutra Palembang