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Address: 26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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A Fly Into History

The Muarojambi Temple Complex was dated to 7A.D. and holds an important part of the Malay history. It is unique since the temples were built using bricks rather than volcanic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rendra H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Muarojambi Temple Complex was dated to 7A.D. and holds an important part of the Malay history. It is unique since the temples were built using bricks rather than volcanic rocks like most temples found in Indonesia. To reach the location is relatively easy from the Jambi city, we could rent a car from hotel and take us to the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is an enormous archeological site, filled with semi-excavated temples. The historical importance can't be over emphasized and it is really very interesting to see. I recommend going from Jambi City by boat and returning by car as our group did. This is not to be missed.

1 Thank Peter C
Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

this place used to be sriwijaya kingdom's university. it is believed that the total site is larger than angkor wat. but it's not maintained properly. lots of bushes attract mosquitos, the pathways are dirty and muddy, river cruise in a small river full of trash. foods are expensive. bring your own water and food. and any picnic equipment. you can... More 

Thank owajawa
Jakarta, Indonesia
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You will not find anything but disappointed. This place is not a good place for traveller. It's look like so usual and not interesting. Needing more maintenance, arrangement, and revitalisation.

Thank TravelbookOTG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was for business that I visited Jambi with my colleague. A local driver offered us to go one part of the site nearest to Jambi, that took about 30-60 minutes from the city. As it was a very huge complex, it has bicycle rentals around the gate. Need to rent a comfortable one, as it took quite a long... More 

1 Thank Dyah B
Bogor, Indonesia
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The temples and ruins in the complex are older than Borobudur temple.They are relatively in good condition.Concrete pavement inside the complex helps visitor to enjoy it if not interesting to explore each temple or ruins.I suggest you to have mosquito repeller before coming in,bring mineral water because it's very humid,put your hat & sunglass on or take the umbrella.

Thank si_bolang_girl
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This temple complex is clean and well maintained. It has deteriorated and partly restored by the local government. There are actually several temples in the area and it is best to be explored using bicycles rented at the entrance. I suggest you stick to the mountain bike since the trail is quite bumpy. Some of the remote temples that we... More 

Thank LifeHub
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Its a great monument for the last centuries. A trip to Jambi is not complete without this visiting this place. One can tracked back the history of this archepelago by visiting this place. I sincerely do respect greatly to the Indonesian government for preserving this monument for the future generations to witness their legacy of the past regardless of their... More 

Thank boonphob
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ancient Buddhis temple, 20 times bigger than Candi Borobudur area, visitor must pay while entrance, mostly outdoor activities (prepare also your drinking bottles, keep green and clean this area), nice for take photo, can rent for bicycle. No directly public transportation to this place, the access road from the nearest big road around 20km (You can use rent car from... More 

Thank Sobrydo J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A very auspicious Buddhist monuments, which is lesser in publicity compared to the famed Borobudur over in Java. A good information is available in the museum situated inside the heritage site in Muaro Jambi Temple. Comes in handy with bicycle for rental to take your own pace to visit the whole complex or you may opt for tour guide with... More 

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