Palembang Holidays

Palembang, the second largest town on Sumatra after Medan, was once the celebrated seat of the rich and powerful Srivijaya kingdom, that for more than three centuries - from the 9th to the 11th century - reigned supreme over the Sumatra seas up to and including the strategic Straits of …

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How to get to Palembang

Here's what you need to know about getting to Palembang. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Palembang takes 16 hours, 40 minutes.

When to go to Palembang

Typical Holiday Price

£959 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Palembang varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Palembang.

Things to see and do in Palembang

Ben Beh | Trip by SkyscannerPalembang Square
Palembang Square
jagoaneon | Trip by SkyscannerKampung Arab
Kampung Arab
Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerAmpera Bridge
Ampera Bridge
Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerMusi River
Musi River
Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerPulau Kemaro
Pulau Kemaro
Presidencia de la República Mexicana | FlickrDokter Gigi Thomas
Dokter Gigi Thomas
channdayani | Trip by SkyscannerVihara Hok Tjing Bio
Vihara Hok Tjing Bio
baka_neko_baka | FlickrUniversitas Sriwijaya
Universitas Sriwijaya

Reviews of Palembang


Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra. The area is rich with natural resources and are the base of many coal mining operations, oil palm plantation, fertilizer company as well as oil and gas operation. It is also rich in culture given the presence of Sriwijaya Kingdom hundreds of years ago. It is well known for its fish cakes (mpek mpek) as well as Songket (woven cloth with rich colored and goldish thread). This is one of the places in Indonesia where you can still find traditional wooden house

Hamdi Rezpector'
Hamdi Rezpector'Palembang

Palembang city is very beautiful, so I hope you guys like to visit Palembang


The exotic city Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra Province in Indonesia. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia with a lot of history as a capital of a maritime empire. Palembang is the second-largest city in Sumatra after Medan and the seventh-largest city in Indonesia.

Thomas Lioe
Thomas LioeJakarta

Dental Clinic

Nearby destinations

Belitung (Tanjung Pandan)