Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sumatra Part 3 - South Sumatra

The Pempek are the most famous food from South Sumatra, Palembang to be exact. Kerupuk Palembang also known for its delicious taste. South Sumatra had various tourst attraction such as beautiful mountains with numerous flower and wild life, located at kerinci Seblat National Park., rivers, lake, and a long coast line, besides unique and charming culture.

The Natural resource of South Sumatra are : Danau Ranau, Musi Rawas, and Musi Banyu Asin. There are also beaches with great views and white sand such as : Parai Tenggini beach, Matras Beach, Pasir Padi Beach at Belitung. And don’t forget to visit the waterfall site at Muara Enim and Lahat. At cultural side you can visit : Bukit Serelo, Dempo mountain, Rumah Limas, and the isolated tribe of Anak Dalam and Kubu. There is also the remains of Sriwijaya Kingdom, like : ancient stone, old statue, palembang’s museum, the cemetery of Bukit Siguntang and the fort of Kuto Besak.

A must see site when you visit South Sumatra are the Great Mosque of Palembang, located at the center city are the heritage of Kesultanan Palembang build by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I or Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo at 1738 to 1748.

The untouched nature of Sumatra can be enjoy by visiting the virgin forest of Musirawas. The exotic forest, lake and river are untouched by human hand, and will stay that way. Because the local government would like to keep the forest as national park.

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