Musi River


Musi River is one of South Sumatra icon and becomes the longest river in Sumatra Island. It has 750 km length and it splitting into two parts. Ampera Bridge that became an icon of Palembang is passed over this river. Since the days of the kingdom of Srivijaya until now, the river is known as the main transportation for the community. The river roughly flows from southwest to northeast; from Barisan Mountains range that formed the backbone of Sumatra, in Kepahiang, Bengkulu, to the Bangka Strait that formed the extension of South China Sea.

For Palembang, this river is a beach that extends, a haven of economic activity and also the sedative tension after work. Recreational activities centered on its banks are used, ranging from where to sit, to cafes and restaurants. At the edge of the river, there are boat cruise is available that presents a view of Musi.

Musi river divides the Palembang city into two areas: Ilir in the north and Seberang Ulu in the south. Musi River, along with other rivers, forming a delta near the town of Sungsang.

The spring water is sourced in the area Kepahiang, Bengkulu. Musi river is also called Batanghari Sembilan meaning nine major rivers, the notion of the nine major river is the river Musi along with eight major river which empties into the Musi. To get around the Musi River then you must use a motor boat that can be hired under the Ampera bridge, right in front of the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum or in front of Kuto Besak.

There are several types of motor boats such as speed boat, ketek, and small boats. The price ranges between Rp20.000,00 - 100,000.00. Musi river divides Palembang city into two areas: Ilir in the north and Seberang Ulu in the south. Musi River, along with other rivers, forming a delta near the town of Breech.The spring water is sourced in the area Kepahiang, Bengkulu. Musi river is also called Batang Sembilan, which means nine major rivers, the notion of the nine major river is the river Musi along with eight major river which empties into Musi.


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