Visiting Indonesia brings you to beautiful places spread all over the sides of the country. Indonesia has many islands and each of the islands consists of areas. Each of the areas has its own landmarks to attract tourists to visit. Let’s take a look at Sumatra Island. When you visit South Sumatra, you cannot ignore the beauty of its landmark, Ampera Bridge.
The History of Ampera Bridge
Ampera Bridge or Jembatan Ampera is located in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. This landmark is located at the heart of city and it was built in 1962 – 1965 in the era of Indonesia’s first president. That is why it was called Bung Karno’s Bridge. The bridge is built in order to connect Ulu and Ilir which are separated by Musi River and it has 78m high of tower. It used to have open-and-closed mechanism but it does no longer exist.
The Beauty of Ampera Bridge
You can enjoy the view of Musi River from Ampera Bridge. When the dark comes, the lights seem to support the picturesque of the river. Never forget to bring your camera to take the pictures. Visit Ampera on foot is a good idea so that you can easily feel the wind blows from the river. You can also see the view of this landmark from other side of Palembang, such as Benteng Kuto Besak. If you want to buy some souvenirs, you only need to walk around 50m from Ampera Bridge and you will find markets which sell many souvenirs from Palembang, called Pasar 16 Ilir.