Palembang, the capital of South Sumatera Province will be more popular since South East Asia Games will be held in this city this month.
Thousand people will visit this “Empek Empek City” to watch this sport event and also traveling to enjoy the beautiful of the city as well as many places around this area. They also could enjoy empek-empek, a delicious and very popular food made in Palembang.
How to reach Palembang ?
You could go to Palembang by plane and stop in Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II airport which located approximately 15 km from Palembang or also could go by bus or ship if you go from Jakarta,Padang or Medan.
While watching various sport competition in SEA Games 2011 you could also visit many interesting places in Palembang or outside Palembang city. Around Musi River you could visit Ampera Bridge, Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Great Mosque Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Benteng Kuto Besak Kuto Besak Fort and so on.
Outside of the city of Palembang people coluld visit Pulau Kemaro ( Kemaro Island) by using small ship around 30 menit. You could see Klenteng(pagoda) there which full of people during Chinese New Year or Cap Go Meh. Another places that interesting to be visited are :
- Punti Kayu Forest Tourism
- Songket Craft Industries
- Market 16 Ilir
- Archaeological Park of Sriwijaya
- Taman Bukit Siguntang Antiquities
- Musi II Bridge
- Bala Putera Dewa Museum and soon
Again, don’t forget to enjoy empek-empek Palembang and various food such as model, tekwan, martabak mesir and so on. Last but not last don’t forget also to buy songket, the beautiful cloth and sarung made in Palembang.