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Muaro Jambi Temple Complex

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Address: 26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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So, it's a rebuild with some authenticity.

This type of structure is rather common in Vietnam at the Champa sites of central Vietnam. Old temples that have been destroyed and are being rebuilt with red bricks and some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2016
Rev-d O
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This type of structure is rather common in Vietnam at the Champa sites of central Vietnam. Old temples that have been destroyed and are being rebuilt with red bricks and some of the old pieces. My largest problem with this is, I can't be sure if the temples that now stand are a true reproduction of what was there. The... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Muaro jambi is one of unigue tample in small city of jambi, scenary arround is beautiful and i think the local government need to explore more out

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

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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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.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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 6, 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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