Bukit Seguntang is a small hill about 30m high and is located around 3 kilometres further from the northern bank of the Musi River. The region is home to a multitude of religious relics dating back to the Sriwijaya Empire of Palembang, and therefore is sacred to the locals. The hill is famous for the many Buddha statues that were unearthed on the hill.
It is considered to be part of the mountain Mahameru, referred to as the centre of cosmos in both Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. Several Buddha statues in his different manifestations have been excavated here and these excavations have been found along with an inscription describing a contemporary bloody battle. The complex with garden also houses several tombs of significant Malay-Srivijayan figures.