Palembang City Of South Sumatera

From : ihgma.com South Sumatra is one of the provinces in Indonesia located in the southern part of Sumatra Island. This province has i...


From : ihgma.com

South Sumatra is one of the provinces in Indonesia located in the southern part of Sumatra Island. This province has its capital in Palembang. Geographically the province of South Sumatra is bordered by Jambi province in the north, Bangka - Belitung Islands province in the east, Lampung province in the south and Bengkulu province in the west, thus for those of you who are in Palembang or South Sumatra you can also visit other existing areas on the island of Sumatra, of course, can enjoy a variety of natural Indonesia.

The province is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum, natural gas and coal. Besides that, the capital of the province of South Sumatra, Palembang, has been famous for a long time because it became the center of the Kingdom of Srivijaya.

In addition, the province has many interesting tourist destinations to visit such as the Musi River, Ampera Bridge, Kemaro Island, Lake Ranau, Pagaralam City and others. Because since a long time ago it has become a trading center, indirectly influencing the culture of its people. Typical foods from this province are very diverse such as Pempek, model, Tekwan, Pindang Patin, Pindang Bone, Sambal Jokjok, Berengkes and Tempoyak.

More than a thousand years ago one of the greatest kingdoms in Indonesia's history had developed, the Srivijaya Buddhist Kingdom, as I mentioned earlier, this kingdom was along the banks of the South Sumatra Musi River. Located in the South framed by the South China Sea and in the busiest traffic lane in the world that connects the Far East with Europe. The kingdom of Srivijaya had been very productive trading with Ancient China in its golden age.

Stretching in the foothills of the majestic Bukit Barisan Mountain range, the province is relatively flat but very fertile because many rivers divide the land and empties into the sea. Coffee and tea plantations are spread throughout South Sumatra, but the abundant wealth of the province comes from oil reserves, natural gas, coal, tin and quartz.

South Sumatra has interesting tourist destinations to visit and diverse, both natural, historical and cultural. South Sumatra has a mountain-shaped tourist attraction with diverse flora and fauna, such as Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS); rivers, lakes, very long coastlines. You can tour the Musi River, Ampera Bridge, Kemaro Island, Lake Ranau, and Pagaralam City. Here also presented a variety of unique and interesting traditions and cultures.
Its natural attractions are Lake Ranau, Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, Musi Rawas, and Musi Banyuasin.

Panorama of beaches including Parai Tenggini beach, Matras beach on Bangka Island, and Pasir Padi beach on Belitung Island. Panorama of waterfalls is found in Muara Enim and Lahat Regencies. Cultural tourism includes Bukit Serelo, Gunung Dempo, Limas House, the settlement of the isolated tribes of Anak Dalam and Kubu. Its historical tours include Sri Wijaya's site in the form of ancient stone, ancient statues, and a museum in Palembang, the cemetery complex in Bukit Siguntang and Benteng Kuto Besak.

ENTRANCE

To come to South Sumatra there are many domestic flights flying to Palembang. You can also take AC buses from Java and Sumatra.

HISTORY

the province of South Sumatra, Palembang, has long been known for being the capital of the Sriwijaya Kingdom. also famous for the largest and strongest maritime empire in the archipelago its influence even reached Madagascar on the African Continent. In 672, Chinese scholar Yi Tsing noted that there were a thousand monks and scholars translating and learning Sanskrit in Palembang. This shows that Palembang is prosperous and its culture developed under the rule of the Kingdom of Srivijaya. At present there are still many heirlooms and royal heritage that can still be found in this region. From the 13th to the 14th centuries, this region was under Majapahit rule. Furthermore, this region was once a no-man's-land and pirates nest from abroad, especially from China.

CULINARY

Famous fruits from Palembang are pineapple and duku. The taste of Palembang pineapple is fresh and tastes sharp, while duku Palembang tastes sweet and sometimes tasteless. Palembang also offers unique, delicious food made mostly from fish. Among them are:
Pempek Palembang This is one of the most famous foods from Palembang and can be found throughout Indonesia and has become a favorite of many Indonesians. Of course the best place for you to taste the original Pempek is in Palembang. Pempek is made from ground fish mixed with wheat flour and other spices. The types of pempek palembang include: Pempek Lenjer, Submarine, Pempek Kulit, Pempek Adaan and Pempek Lenggang, Pempek Kinky and Pempek Bakar. Places to Eat Pempek that you can visit for culinary tours in Palembang are: Pempek Dempo at Jl. Dempo Dalam, Pempek Noni at Jl. Colonel Haji Burlian, and Pempek Pak Raden.

Kerupuk Palembang, one of the famous snacks from Palembang, are made from a mixture of certain flour and fish. Usually made from mackerel, cork and belida fish. Stores that you can visit are: Kerupuk 601 and Taxi 333 at Jl. Dempo Luar.

Martabak Har, made from eggs mixed with certain spices and meat, then wrapped in flour, mixed and then fried. Martabak Har is usually served with delicious sauce made from potatoes, water and other spices. The best place to taste this martabak is at Martabak Kaji Abdul Rosak on Jalan. General Sudirman.

Lempok Duren, made from durian and sugar. It tastes sweet and chewy.
Tekwan, traditional soup made from fish balls, fish, soun, mushroom and bengkoang pasta then served warmly.

Bekasem is marinated fish.
Other typical foods from the province such as pindang patin, pindang lumpur, sambal jokjok, berengkes, and tempoyak.

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE

The people of Palembang are known for their frankness and friendship. They have expertise in creating beautiful artwork with patience and ability. One example of the most famous creation of the people of Palembang is songket fabric made from silk combined with gold thread which is able to lure traditional clothing collectors because of its rich and elegant design. Songket can also be a good gift, although songket prices are quite expensive especially those made traditionally. Besides that Palembang is also famous for its patterned wood carvings which are influenced by Chinese and Buddhist designs. Wood carvings found in the furniture are dominated by jasmine and lotus flower decorations.

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