South Sumatra has a lot of tourist attractions. Even though almost all of them are waterfalls and beautiful rivers that will make you amazed. This province also named Bumi Sriwijaya. One of Nusantara’s (Indonesia) regions triumphed in Southeast Asia and even up to the African continent in the 7th century. South Sumatra is the place where the center of Sriwijaya Kingdom stood and became the largest maritime area in Nusantara. Its long history leaves various tourist attractions. Especially cultural heritage tourism is divided into several regions.
There are 17 regions and cities in South Sumatra that all of them have their uniqueness and wonderful destinations. Such as marine tourism, mountain tourism, and also history and culture tourism. And here are I have summarized tourist attractions in South Sumatra.
These Are Tourist Attractions in South Sumatra
1. Padang Pasugihan Wildlife Sanctuary of South Sumatra
The Padang Sugihan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Banyuasing Region. Most occupants in this sanctuary are Sumatra elephants. That will make you watch them closely. This will be exciting if you visit this place. Besides you can see big trees. You can also watch the Sumatra elephant’s activities. The exact of this location is at Sebokor Village, Air Kumbang District.
2. Kambas Waterfall
This is one of the highest waterfalls in the Ogan Komering Ulu Region. It has approximately 50 meters in height. The water discharge is quite heavy so that underneath it seems to be full of thick dew foam. Its location on the hills makes it has cool air. It has a high cliff full of plants and green moss that make it exotic. It’s very natural if this place becomes the tourist’s favorite spot. Journey to the Kambas Waterfall is also funny because we can look at the coffee garden and river with many stones. The most interesting thing is if durian fruit season. Because you can buy durian directly from the farmer at a cheaper price. The exact location of this waterfall is in Ulak Lebar Village, Ulu Logan District.
3. Lubuk Leban Waterfall
Unique, interesting, and exotic. That is what describing Lubuk Leban Waterfall is. This waterfall is like a fracture river. Because of its uniqueness, mostly it used by photographers as a nature spot. The other uniqueness is that around the pool, there are brown sands. So you will feel like on the beach. Plus the dense trees around there are very cool. Besides you can swim and feel fresh from the water, you can also build a camp on the edge of the waterfall. This South Sumatra’s attraction is located in Lubuk Leban Village, Sosoh Buay Rayap District.
4. Pisang Waterfall
Its location is close to Kambas Waterfall, precisely at the bottom of the Kambas River. So the water also comes from Kambas Waterfall. Even though its high is not as Kambas Waterfall, this Pisang Waterfall has its own charm. Shaded by the trees around there. The more clearly the beauty of this waterfall. The stones on the edge of the waterfall and also on the center of the waterfall can also be the second to none background of nature photography. Even though its pool isn’t large and not deep, it will be funny for you to bathe and play in the water. As administratively, this location is in Kelumpang Village, Ulu Ogan District.
5. Harimau Cave
This cave has beautiful reliefs walls and also stalagmite and stalactite. Oh yea, for your information, Harimau means tiger. The most interesting thing is that this cave was had been used by Homo Sapiens. May be 14 thousand years ago. A lot of proof founded in Harimau Cave. Such as human bones and animal bones like monkeys, elephants, pigs, deers, that allegedly had been consumed by Homo Sapiens. Besides that, many artifacts were founded there, such as pees tool, obsidian stone, and also a pounder all made of stone. This South Sumatra attraction is indeed very interesting to be visited. And it is said that it is one of the oldest prehistoric sites in Indonesia. Its location is not far from Putri Cave. Located in Padang Bindu Village, Semidang Aji District.
6. Si Pahit Lidah Museum
You can see heritage collection pieces of stuff from the Sriwijaya Kingdom at Si Pahit Lidah Museum. Such as statues that were founded around Oku Region. This museum is located in Padang Bindu Village, Semidang Aji District. Not far from Harimau Cave.
7. Baturaja City Park
Your vacation in South Sumatra won’t be completed if you don’t visit Baturaja City Park. Formerly this city park was a football field, then it was remodeled as Baturaja City Park. Changing its function actually has a very positive impact on the residents. At least it gives the opportunity for traders to make money. Quiet a lot facilities served there. Such as free WiFi, and also park for kids. And you will find a lot of food at the edge of Baturaja City Park.