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Address: Palembang, Indonesia

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A peace in a little island

First time to go here and i found it really peace to be here. Little island with only temple to pray, no housings. One thing that made this island unique was at the exit gate they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First time to go here and i found it really peace to be here. Little island with only temple to pray, no housings. One thing that made this island unique was at the exit gate they write goodbye words plus 'semoga panjang umur'. Words that i never see in other exit gate

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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went here by a friend's private speedboat so I cant tell you how much the fee was. It took about 15-20 minutes (one way) from Dermaga Kuto Besak (close to Riverside Restaurant). We passed by some industrial big ship on the way, really exciting ride! At Kemaro Island there was a chinese temple along with a pagoda. The building... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

To get here you must to crossing the river with boat, because the VIhara was located in the middle of island in Musi RIver. The location area was standart facility, its OK. But the most important think is to appreciate the Vihara as our culture.

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There's a temple for Buddhist prayer in the island, a very good place to visit to learn about different culture. We can go to the island by boat from Ampera bridge.

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Palembang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Kemaro Island is small island in the middle of Musi River. In the middle of builiding there is a grave/tomb. From the historic around 1200 years ago, talked about eternall love. there is a prince from Campa (China) name's Tan Bun fall in love with beautifull princess called Siti Aisah (muslim princess) from Palembang. short story, as a tradition before... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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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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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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Address: Palembang, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  South Sumatra  >  Palembang

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