5 ways to experience the charms of South Sumatra, Indonesia (Part I)
In fact, this country has been one of our favourite destinations in Southeast Asia that we don’t mind visiting it again and again. Here Aqashah, who writes at www.heyaqashah.com, listed some of the interesting things to do in South Sumatra. Let’s roll into it!
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Catching up sunrise in the early morning
It is one of the most favourite parts that every traveller should experience. So, now you may ask where do we need to set our move for the view?
The answer would be, Tugu Rimau, Mount Dempo that is located in Pagaralam, which is approximately 298KM from Palembang.
Catching sunrise means you’re required to get up very, very early before the dawn so you can capture or record a perfect time-lapse video of this natural phenomenon. No worries, you do not have to set your alarm at 2.00 AM but ideally, 3.30 AM should be the best time to make your way up to Tugu Rimau as the journey could take roughly around 40 minutes by car.
Be captivated by the green view of the tea plantation at the surrounding.
This tea plantation is estimated to be 3,000 hectares width and has been operating ever since the Dutch colonialism over centuries ago, as told by the locals here. Expect to meet the staff for some guidance on how to properly pluck the tea leaves (yes, you’re required to learn and it’s interesting!).
What about witnessing natural wonder at Tujuh Kenangan Waterfall?
For the most part, South Sumatera is known to have a number of waterfalls.
Located in Talang Tinggi, sub-district of Dempo Makmur, it takes around 8KM and 15 minutes from the town. To reach the waterfall, you’re required to do some hiking while being able to see the coffee plantation.
What’s interesting about this waterfall? Of course, the water looks very clear that you might want to dive in and have a ‘me-time’ in the pool. The length of the waterfall can measure up to 40 meters above the land and is surrounded by trees.
Marvel at the Pagar Alam’s archaeological site, Tegur Wangi
What is Indonesia without historical landmarks, after all?
Not just home to many islands and famous for many waterfalls, Indonesia is also dotted with a few archaeological sites that one can expect to visit. The archaeological sites are mostly a part of an ancient community long before the Dutch came.
Known as Tegur Wangi, it is claimed to be an archaeological site for its remains; statues, stone cists, menhir (upright stone), dolmen (a big stone supported by the smaller ones), monolith, and carving stone.
According to the folklores residing near the area, Tegur Wangi was once a sacred and holy area as there were occasions to commemorate special traditions like funeral ceremony in the event of the death of their leader.
Savouring delightful offerings at Gubug Makan Mang Engking Sebroyot
Perhaps this is going to be the best part! Indonesia tops the list of being the best destination to have a big feast! Who doesn’t like to eat, anyway?
Gubug Makan Mang Engking Sebroyot, indeed a unique name, will give a taste of various traditional foods such as Sambal Udang (spicy shrimp paste), Gurame (grilled gourami fish), and Kerupuk (Indonesian crackers) which you can never get enough with.
On a plus side, while sipping a cup of coffee under a gubug (gazebo), visitors are also allowed to soak their feet in the pond which is perfect for chilling out.
That’s all for now. Wait for the next article coming up soon!
Fuh! Nice writing! Video pojie yg Pagar Alam tu smart gila! Both of u sangat talented and onie bangga!
Thanks a lot Pojie!
Subhanallah, bila la nak ajar i buat video cantik2 macam uolls ni huhu
new follower here #1303.
i sure do miss travelling.
Nice video and photos. And I agree with you. Indonesia is really special. It has volcanoes, beaches, archaeological sites – a country but with so many beauties!! -Khai
Bestnya baca! Rindu betul dekat Pagar Alam. Terasa dekat betul dengan nature!