Siguntang of about 27 meters high from the sea level lies at the
western part of Palembang city. During Sriwijaya era it became a
holy place for a Buddhists. Based on the historical event, there
lived, about 1000 Buddha monks on the hill. Up to now Bukit Siguntang
hill has still been considered as a sacred place. In 1920, it had
found Buddha statue in Amarawati style and supposed from 11th centuries
A.D. This statue put in Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Museu, beside Kuto
Besak Fortress. There are sacred graves on the top of Bukit Siguntang.
One of them is Sigentar Alam grave that become the oath place of
the pilgrimage. According to the legend, Sigentar Alam is a King
in Sriwijaya period. Nowadays, Bukit Siguntang has beautiful scenery.