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Hidden Gem Palembang Tourism | 9 Destinations in South Sumatra

Palembang's hidden tourist gem

Hidden Gem Palembang Tourism is a quiet and peaceful tourist destination, check out our recommendations for interesting destinations!

Hidden Gem Palembang Tourism – Palembang, the country of origin of Pempek, is blessed with natural resources that are second to none. There are many natural attractions that can be explored, see the complete review below.

Did you know that Palembang City, the capital of South Sumatra Province, is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia? This city has existed since the Sriwijaya Glory era, it is thousands of years old.

Apart from that, Palembang is famous for its landmark, namely the Ampera Bridge. At that time, this was the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. This bridge over the Musi River is 1.117 meters long and can be climbed and lowered.

Palembang is famous for its culinary riches. You probably already know pempek, a traditional dish from this area. It tastes delicious with the aroma of sweet, sour and spices from the cuko. The pleasure is truly irresistible.

If you are bored with traffic jams and endless work routines, consider going on holiday to Palembang, see the recommendations for Hidden Gem Palembang tourism below!

1. Ampera Bridge and Musi River

Previously, this bridge was known as the Bung Karno Bridge. Because, he was the one who campaigned for the construction of this bridge. As previously stated, the Ampera Bridge is the pride of all Indonesian people, not just Palembang residents.

Palembang's Musi River
(Source: Sandiyanto)

The longest river in Palembang, the Musi River, divides the city in two. The Musi River is still used for transportation, but is not used much for tourism. Driving along the Musi River will certainly be fun.

Several tourist attractions that can be found on the outskirts of the natural tourist area of ​​Palembang City include Kuto Besak Fort and Floating Restaurants. You can eat and taste snacks in the middle of the river. You're curious, right?

Location: South Sumatra province, Indonesia

Opening hours: 22.00 WIB to 01.00 WIB.

Entry Price: IDR 5.000 per person

2. Punti Kayu Forest

Palembang is known as a river city. But at least there is a forest here that is guarded and cared for, and is a popular tourist attraction. Punti Kayu Forest is located on Jalan Kol H Burlian, KM 6,5 Palembang City.

This conservation forest covers an area of ​​around 50 hectares. Big enough to be a gathering place for tourists and local residents. This forest is even included in the pine forests in the largest metropolitan city in Indonesia.

Apart from preserving the habitat of flora and fauna, the Punti Kayu forest also functions as a center for cultural events. There is a lot of educational value that can be obtained here. What is clear is that many students come here during holidays for research.

What can you do at this Hidden Gem tourist attraction in Palembang? Honestly, quite a lot. Some of the game facilities available include a suspension bridge, play area, horse and elephant riding area, outbound, mini zoo and water park. That's pretty complete, right?

Location: Jl. Colonel H. Barlian, Srijaya, District. Alang-Alang Lebar, Palembang City, South Sumatra 30151

Opening hours: 09.00 WIB to 17.00 WIB

Entry Price: Monday to Friday from IDR 25.000, weekends and national holidays from IDR 30.000 per person

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3. OPI Lake

Located in the OPI Business Center, close to residential neighborhoods. The Palembang City Government developed this artificial lake to facilitate PON Rowing activities.

When not being used for events, OPI Lake is popular with locals looking to relax. You can play around the lake while resting and enjoying the surrounding views.

Yes, this artificial lake is clean and well maintained. From here, you can visit Jakabaring Sport which is designed for prestigious sporting events such as the Asian Games.

Location: OPI Water Fun Jakabaring, Sungai Kedukan, Kec. Rambutan, Kab. Banyuasin, South Sumatra 30967

Opening hours: open 24 hours

Entry Price: Weekdays: IDR 36.000, Saturdays: IDR 45.000, Sundays or National Holidays: IDR 54.000

4. Siguntang Hill

Are you interested in history Srivijaya Kingdom and want to find out more? Visiting Siguntang Hill could be the best choice. This hill is the burial place of a descendant of the Srivijaya Kingdom. It is located on Jalan Srijaya Negara.

This hill is the center of worship for Buddhists. This can be recognized from the Buddha statue which is made of granite and is 2,77 meters high.

Siguntang Hill, which is surrounded by trees, makes the atmosphere feel calm and serene. Then in the middle of this hill there is a tall viewing tower.

Location: Bukit Lama, District. Ilir Bar. I, Palembang City, South Sumatra

Opening hours: 08.00-16.00 WIB every day

Entry Price: Rp. 3.000 – Rp. 5.000

5. Kambang Iwak Park

This Palembang tourist hidden gem is a heritage park from the Dutch colonial period. The location is on Jl. Lake at Bukit Kecil. In fact, this facility has been established for sports and entertainment for a long time, but it is only intended for those from the Netherlands.

Kambang Iwak Park is one of the most popular recreation areas among local residents. Inside there is a lake that collects rainwater and functions to beautify the scenery.

At around 5 hectares, this park is very pleasant and free to roam. Visitors can take advantage of various facilities, including drinking water taps, free hotspots, and picnic areas.

Location: Jl. Tasik, Talang Semut, Kec. Bukit Kecil, Palembang City, South Sumatra 30121

Opening hours: 24 hours every day

Entry Price: Free

6. Ladder 2001

Don't be fooled by the name. The name was given not based on the number of steps, but based on the year the city was born in Pagaralam, 2001.

The 2001 stairs are steps on the slopes of Mount Dempo in Pagaralam City. This place is very suitable for a short road trip because it is approximately 6 hours from Palembang.

During your holiday at the Hidden Gem tourist attraction in Palembang, you will be treated to stunning views of green tea leaves and Mount Dempo. Even though there are not thousands of steps, the steps are long enough to resemble a tea garden.

Location: Mt. Dempo, District. Pagar Alam Sel., Pagar Alam City, South Sumatra 31581

Opening hours: 06.00 -17.00 WIB

Entry Price: IDR 15.000 to 25.000

7. Kemaro Island

This island, which is located about 6 km from Palembang City, is a popular tourist destination. You might think the name "Kemaro" comes from the term "Kemarau".

Kemaro Island
Kemaro Island (Source: Jonyrahardja)

This island is flanked by two large factories, Pupuk Sriwijaya, Pertamina Plaju, and Sungai Gerong. The 9-story pagoda, part of the Hok Tjing Rio temple, is the most iconic building on the island.

This Hidden Gem tourist attraction in Palembang is usually busy during Chinese New Year or Cap Go Meh celebrations. There are many shows that can entertain Travela.

Location: 1 Ilir, District. Ilir Tim. II, Palembang City, South Sumatra

Opening hours: 09.00 to 19.00 WIB

Entry Price: Free

8. Thumb Mountain

This mountain is different from other mountains. Yes, how could it not be, Mount Thumb resembles a raised human thumb.

This mountain is located in the city of Lahat which is about 5 to 6 hours drive from Palembang. Mount Jempol is easily visible from the side of Jalan Raya Sumatra in Lahat City.

Location: Perum green residence block A11, Klapanunggal, Kec. Klapanunggal, Bogor Regency, West Java 16710

Opening hours: open 24 hours

Entry Price: IDR 25.000-IDR 40.000

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9. Semendo, Muara Enim

Apart from Bedegung, Muara Enim has other amazing places. Semendo is still relatively unknown in the world of Indonesian tourism. Understandably, Semendo is not a popular tourist spot.

However, there is no harm in making this plateau a tourist attraction. Semendo is a fertile area consisting of small hills, rice fields, wild trees and other natural scenery.

In Semendo, you can try special coffee made by the local people. Its distinctive aroma makes black coffee suitable for drinking in the morning in the cool air of the Semendo area.

Oh yes, don't be surprised if you come across a road that is still very narrow and can only accommodate one four-wheeled vehicle, the facilities at Hidden Gem Palembang tourism have not been managed professionally. Please also note that in the Semendo area there is only one accommodation.

Location: Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra

Opening hours: 24 hours

Entry Price: Prices start from IDR 20.000

Make sure to add it to your Hidden Gem Palembang tourist bucket list for your next holiday trip!


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