About South Sumatera
South Sumatra is one of Indonesia’s provinces located in the southern part of the island of Sumatra. This province has its capital in Palembang. Geographically the province of South Sumatra is bordered by the province of Jambi in the north, the province of Bangka Belitung Islands in the east, Lampung province in the south and Bengkulu Province in the west. This province is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum, natural gas and coal. Besides that the capital city of the South Sumatra province, Palembang, has been famous for a long time because it became the center of the Sriwijaya Kingdom.
Stretched at the foot of the majestic Mount Barisan range, the province is relatively flat but very fertile because many rivers cut across the land and empties into the sea. Coffee and tea plantations are spread throughout South Sumatra, but the province’s abundant wealth comes from oil, natural gas, coal, tin and quartz reserves.
South Sumatra has an attractive tourist destination to visit and diverse, both natural, historical and cultural tourism. South Sumatra has tourist attractions in the form of mountains 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. It also presents a variety of unique and interesting traditions and cultures.
Its natural attractions are Lake Ranau, Ogan Komering Ulu, Musi Rawas and Musi Banyuasin. Panoramic beaches include the Parai Tenggini beach, Matras beach on Bangka Island, and Pasir Padi beach on Belitung Island. Panorama waterfalls are in Muara Enim and Lahat Regencies. Cultural tourism includes Bukit Serelo, Mount Dempo, Limas House, settlement of tribal settlements of Anak Dalam and Kubu. Historical tours include the Sri Wijaya site in the form of ancient stones, ancient statues and museums in Palembang, the Cemetery complex on Siguntang Hill and Benteng Kuto Besak.