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Muaro Jambi Temple Complex

26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Jambi
Type: Ancient Ruins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Many Buddhist temple in this complex. I had celebrated Vesak Puja in 2008. The complex has huge area and car parking. You can reach it at least 1-2 hours from city center. You are not supposed to thirsty because there are many "pedagang asongan" in here. Some temples was rehabilitated. Muaro Jambi is the best Buddhist culture in my hometown... More

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Medan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Muaro Jambi is a Buddhist temple complex, in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The temple complex was built by the Melayu Kingdom. It is situated 26 kilometers east from the city of Jambi. Its surviving temples and other archaeological remains are estimated to date from the eleventh to thirteenth century CE. The archaeological site includes eight excavated temple sanctuaries and covers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Muaro Jambi should be on the must-visit list for folk who love Angkor Wat and Borobudur. The site is kept pretty well, with the grass mown, concrete bike paths established, and signs placed at each temple complex providing a basic explanation of the size and renovation history. Not all temples are renovated - see pictures - which is OK as... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Muaro Jambi Temple Complex is the biggest site in SEA for having numerous and unbelievably huge area, even though the excavation need more support from government and more attention to promote this place to the world. You can have a picnic here, cycling around, taking picture, and of course having some snack to complete the vacation. This place is the... More

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Depok, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

the place is around 1 plus hour ride from airport, assuming the average speed of the vehicles is 60-70km/h. this place is a history of its own. there is an ancient (albeit modern at that time) civilization living there apprx since the 4th century. there is a video on youtube called "Peradaban Muarajambi (fullversion)" that talk about Candi Muaro Jambi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I fall in love with Muaro Jambi Temple Complex, since this complex force me to spend 1-2 days for explore and still, I'm not bored yet. Only 25 km from Jambi City (capital of Jambi Province) or 45 minutes drive from Jambi Sultan Thaha Airport, this complex linked with Buddhist Melayu Kingdom which reign at 8th-11th century in Sumatra, before... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

One of site we need to see. The site tells about Buddist has been in Jambi from long time ago so its becoming part of Jambi heritage. Recently, local government searching on some treasures underneath the temple & got some results, according to local newspaper. - Wishing that the government could keep of the ancient treasures-. The place is quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Along the Batang Hari River, Jambi, Sumatra, we can find the remaining of a Budhist temple complex from 11th century. These temple compounds were actually a university complex with its canal system where the students were punting to see their monks in some colleges. A Budha Mahayana's version of University of Cambridge, somehow much older. Experts say that this university... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Java is well-known for its temples, but Sumatra much less so. It does, however, have a number of archaeological sites from early Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms. While the architecture of these sites is nowhere near as great as that found in Central or East Java, the history is intriguing and you get the added satisfaction of knowing that few other foreigners have... More

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