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Siguntang Hill, Historical and Archeological Site in Palembang



INDEPHEDIA.com - Attraction of Siguntang Hill Archaeological Site Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, is a sacred place that holds stories and stories from the Kingdom of Sriwijaya.

It feels incomplete if traveling to this city without stopping to Bukit Siguntang. Especially for you lovers of history, a lot of education will be obtained by looking directly at the various evidence of historical relics on this hill.

It's easy to reach the historical attractions of Bukit Siguntang, located in Bukit Lama Village, Ilir Barat I District, Palembang. The location is in the middle of Palembang City with a distance of about 4 km. The journey can be taken from the city center to Ampera-Bukit Besar. This majors access takes you directly to Siguntang Hill.

Previously, this hill was believed to be a place of worship for the royal family and a place of retreat to soothe the mind. Until now, the hill with a height of 29-30 meters above sea level is still considered sacred by the local community.

Usually visitors who come will perform a pilgrimage ritual to the tombs of the Palembang nobles of ancient times, and are considered important people of the founder of the city of Palembang.

The path to the hill, overgrown with shade trees. At the top of the hill there are several tombs associated with the figures of the king, nobility and the hero of the Malay-Srivijaya.

The seven tombs of the figures, namely:

1. Radja Segentar Alam (King Segentar Alam)
This king's real name is Iskandar Zulkarnain Alamsyah. He came from the Kingdom of Mataram. Radja Segentar in his time succeeded in conquering almost the entire island of Sumatra to neighboring Johor and Malacca in Malaysia.

2. Putri Kembang Dadar (Princess Kembang Dadar)
Putri Kembang Dadar whose real name is Putri Bunga Melur. She is believed to be the prettiest princess at the time. Because of her beauty, she is even considered to be from heaven.

3. Putri Rambut Selako (Princess Selako Hair)
Princess Selako Hair real name Putri Damar Kencana Wungsu. According to the story He came from the Yogyakarta Palace, the son of Prabu Prawijaya.

4. Pangeran Radja Batu Api (Prince King of Fire Stone)
Pangeran Radja Batu Api, a traveler to the Malay land to broadcast Islamic law.

5. Panglima Bagus Kuning (Commander in Good Yellow)
Panglima Bagus Kuning originated from Mataram. He came to Palembang to escort Radja Segentar Alam.

6. Panglima Bagus Karang (Commander in Good Coral
)
Commander Bagus Karang has the same task as Commander Bagus Kuning, which is to escort Radja Segentar Alam.

7. Panglima Tuan Djundjungan (Commander in Chief, Djundjungan)
Panglima Tuan Djundjungan is an ulama from Arabic who came to Malay land (Swarnadwipa) to roam while broadcasting Islam.

The seven tombs are evidence that the Siguntang Hill was even now considered a sacred place in Palembang. In the tombs are made small and different houses in each of the existing tombs. (SW.IN/ENG/*)

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