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Muaro Jambi Temple Complex

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Address: 26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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A sacred place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bogor, Indonesia
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35 reviews
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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 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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.

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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 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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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.

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Dallas
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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 

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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 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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 

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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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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Likes include the small museum and the layout of this historic site. Missing are signs identifying ruins and published information. Dislike the mob at the entrance to rent bikes or becaks -- neither are needed.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

very nice and reminds of My Son, the temple complex is large and gives an impression of the magnitude of the place in its hay days. Impressive with a little more though this is can become a world level tourist site

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