Palembang is located some 260 miles (418 kilometers) from Jakarta, the national capital.
The Masjid Agung Grand Mosque is a good spot to check out while you are here. Another attraction is Jakabaring Stadium.
There is no need to limit your tour to the attractions of Palembang because the surrounding region is dotted with a wealth of captivating natural and man-made attractions.
On a fine day, take the time to experience Sumatra's open-air markets. Every destination has a unique history and Sumatra is no exception. The historic palaces here provide great insights into the past.
If you prefer to go slow while you are on a holiday, Sumatra has some great options that will suit you, such as bird watching and sunbathing. If you love to get wet, this is a great place for you. Snorkeling is popular with locals and tourists and another popular watersport on offer is kite surfing.
Get an understanding of the variety of food options in Indonesia by exploring typical local dishes. Common ingredients in this part of the world are pork and dog. Why not try rendang (spicy buffalo meat dish) or pempek (deep fried fish and sago dumpling)? Both dishes are a favorite choice in this area. Taste rujak (fruit salad) at the end of your feast. This is popular with locals and tourists.
So dust off your passport, fill up your suitcase and enjoy this amazingly beautiful place.