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Kemaro Island

Address: Palembang, Indonesia
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Palembang
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The main and the only attraction when you boat the Musi River but don't too put high expectation on it .Despite its potentially rank. The vicinity of the island is standart not to say nearly dirty. The ornament of the vihara was not in high quality . The facility is poor.

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Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went there on a sunday afternoon using a local boat (rent are 150.000 rupiahs for a round-trip from ampera bridge). The island is small but nice. There's a tomb and a pagoda. Too bad it wasn't really clean.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

lagendary island with a devoted love story! mostly visited by locals over the weekend like feasta with food stores and some kind of fanfare. the main highlight is during chinese new year's 15th day, where an elaborated event is held and celebrated by the whole Palembang community. the impressive thing is, the local council event extended a temporary bridge to... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The view is good and do not forget to go upstairs until you reach the top floor in the chinese tower. A bit expensive if you come here not in a medium size group because the boat is about Rp 300.000

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Bogor, Indonesia
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

find a good guide to tell you the story of this historical and legendary island so 1 to 2 hrs cruising Musi river is worth.the temple is build for praying place.except the explanation of the island legend and warungs,there is nothing tourist attraction/facilities provided.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's surprised that there is an island which has a chinese temple there. Unfortunately, there was any event when I came there. It's nice to visit something different in the middle of Musi River.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

this island is full of romance legend. everything here having history even a tree. the temple is solid and beautiful. this place is attractive because of the story behind.

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Palembang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

long way to go for a short trip from benteng kuto break. but OK lar to waste some time on the boat as we see area bridge

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A 40 minute boat ride one way along the Musi River is the excitement. Children will enjoy it very much.Nothing on the island except there is a Chinese temple and a pagoda. But if you do not go to the island, you will have nothing to do in Palembang. The island is full of activity during Chinese New Year.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We rent a speed boat to reach destination. The trip was a bit scary, since it was a bumpy trip whenever the boat bumped to some waves from the big ship. The scenery was a new thing for me, you can see factory plant and a big container or coal ship along the river. It took less than 30mins and... More

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