Palembang is the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, and has a history of being a capital of a maritime empire millennia ago. Located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra island. It was formerly the capital city of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya, a powerful kingdom, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. Palembang landmarks include the Ampera bridge and the Musi River. The river which divides the city into two, Seberang Ilir to the north and Seberang Ulu to the south.