Indonesia, Palembang Guide (B): 10 Things You Can Do In Palembang, Indonesia

10 Things You Can Do In Palembang, Indonesia
At first glance, Palembang looks like any other Indonesian provincial capital – meandering streets burdened by cars, motorcycles and angkot, dusty blocks of shop lots pockmarked with shiny new malls, and rows of street stalls coughing up plates of local favorite pempek.

Unlike some other cities that just comes at you hard and fast, Palembang took its own time to unravel its self.

The Ampera Bridge is an important focal point for the city’s attractions but to get a good grasp about Palembang and its people, I spent the best part of three days criss-crossing the Musi River, gathering tales of its glorious past, bustling present and exciting future.

Here are 10 things you can do in Palembang.

1. Walk Through Palembang’s History at Balaputra Dewa Museum

Balaputra Dewa Museum is the perfect start to learn about Palembang’s history.

This museum hosts a collection of artifacts starting with the mysterious megaliths of Pagaralam before delving into Sriwijaya, one of the greatest maritime empires in Southeast Asia. This Buddhist kingdom was founded in the seventh century and lasted almost 600 years, reaching as far as central Java and southern Thailand.

Sriwijaya’s discovery is owed to the unearthing of prasasti stone inscriptions and Hindu-Buddhist sculptures in nearby Bukit Siguntang. The inscriptions are written in Pallavan and Old Malay expounding stories of Sriwijaya’s founding and the king’s decree on his subjects.

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Guide Name: 10 Things You Can Do In Palembang, Indonesia
Guide Location: Indonesia » Palembang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Museum Balaputra Dewa   Fikri Koleksi   Zainal Songket   Pasar Kito   Masjid Agung Palembang   Jakabaring Sport City   Al-Quran Al-Akbar   Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat   Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II   Pulau Kemaro   Kampung Al-Munawar  
Author: Danial Ariff Bin Ahmad Nordin
Read it on author's website: http://www.dansontheroad.com/2018/06/14/10-things-you-can-do-in-palembang-indonesia/