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Palembang

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Venice of Sumatra

The history of the major port city of Palembang dates back a thousand years to the highly advanced Sriwijaya civilization, which ruled vast swathes of Southeast Asia. Today, relics from this era--in museums and around the city--remain one of the highlights of a visit here. Sightseeing in Palembang is a breeze thanks to the city's efficient bus system, among the most punctual and regular in the whole country. The river running through Palembang draws locals and tourists alike, offering several spots for relaxing along its banks and enjoying a gentle breeze. To personalize your trip to Palembang, create itinerary details specific to you using our Indonesia road trip tool.
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Unusually for a city of its size, Palembang's budget-friendly options are not as plentiful as other destinations within Indonesia. By contrast, you'll find luxury hotels ranging from three- to five-star in good supply here. Offering large banquets, Wi-Fi, ensuite bathrooms, indoor swimming pools, and other recreational facilities, some of these hotels rise to an impressive 18 stories, so accommodations should not be hard to find within a midrange to upscale budget. For more affordable lodgings, explore the few backpacker-friendly hostels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses.
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