Welcome to Palembang
Sumatra’s second-largest city is a major port that sits astride the Sungai Musi, the two halves of the city linked by the giant Jembatan Ampera (Ampera Bridge). While these days it's just another regular large Indonesian city, blighted by traffic jams and pollution, it does have a fascinating history as one of Southeast Asia's oldest cities. A thousand years ago Palembang was the capital of the highly developed Sriwijaya civilisation that ruled a huge slab of Southeast Asia, covering most of Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand and Cambodia. Few relics from the period now remain outside the city museum.
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.