Ampera Bridge, Palembang

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Admire the striking red design of Ampera Bridge. Envisaged as Indonesia's answer to London's Tower Bridge, the structure contains a mechanism to lift the central section and allow boats to pass through--however, this only occurred a handful of times. Officials state that the 30 minutes needed to raise the bridge caused unacceptable delays, and that a build-up of silt prevents large ships from passing through anyway. Architect Wiratman Wangsadinata, who consulted on the project, claims the bridge's design was flawed from the beginning, and the mechanism no longer works because the bridge has sunk into the soft mud beneath it. Despite all that, it remains an attractive feature of the cityscape, and features a dedicated pedestrian ramp if you want to walk across. At night, simple but effective lights illuminate the bridge, accentuating its elegant structure. Ampera Bridge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Palembang Edition.
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  • A "must see" at night. Taking pictures with the nice background of the bridge. A lot of easy hang out place nearby.  more »
  • I was brought by the committee's member who invited me to go to Palembang to Ampera Bridge after dinner time. It is one of the fenomenal bridges in Indonesia and I was lucky to get a short time of spo...  more »
  • Ampera bridge is Palembang city icon ... we can see the scenery near Benteng Kuto Besak located at river side of Musi river This location always crowd with visitor and local seller especially on holid...  more »
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  • The most popular tourism spot in Palembang so far. It's a historic and iconic spot in Palembang surrounded by many other touristy places such as 16 Ilir market, Musi river, Kamaro Island and so on.
  • This bridge is very historic and becomes the icon of Palembang City. It is very famous throughout Indonesia. This bridge splits the river musi connecting Ulu and Ilir.
  • Iconic place in palembang. A must go spot. Many cafe located beside the river. Very crowdy in sunday.
  • The longest bridge in Sumatra is built with the spoils from Japan ..In the evenings make the place as a location for family entertainment with sparkling lights make this bridge as an object of tourism
  • The iconic and the most popular spot for tourist. It is also one of historic icon and bridge in Indonesia especially in Palembang.

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Where to stay in Palembang

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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