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South Sumatra

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Flat, fertile lowland crisscrossed by rivers covers most of South Sumatra, though rubber and palm oil plantations have replaced large swathes of the natural rainforest. Once the capital of Srivijaya, a vast Buddhist maritime empire that stretched as far north as modern-day Myanmar, today the province retains only a few archeological remnants of its illustrious past--though it does boast some prehistoric megalithic structures. Most tourism in South Sumatra centers instead on the area's nature parks, waterfalls, and hiking in the mountainous regions. The local people are known for their frank but hospitable manner. Use our Indonesia trip planner to arrange your visit to South Sumatra and any other destinations in Indonesia that take your fancy.
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