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Muaro Jambi Temple Complex

Address: 26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Jambi
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Bogor, Indonesia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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82 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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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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