Muara Jambi Temple is considered one of the richest
archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like
structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the
Archaelogists conclude that the site was the center
of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned
supreme about ten centuries ago. The capital was sieged and destroyed in
1377 by armies from Burma. For centuries, the site had been lost and
forgotten deep in the jungle, only to be rediscovered in 1920 by a
British military expedition team.
Muara Jambi temple complex
covers an area of 12 km2, along the side of Batanghari river. There are
eight main temples in the complex. All of them are located in the center
area, fortified by walls. Three of them are already renovated.
1982, a 32-centimeters tall female bronze statue was found at Koto
Kandis, in the Muara Sabak sub district. It is believed to be the
goddest Laksmi, holding a lotus bud in her left. In addition to the
archaelogical sites, many visitors find the riverside an ideal
recreation and picnic spot.
Muara Jambi Temple is situated
30 km northeast of Jambi, along the Batanghari River. You can travel to
Jambi from Medan or Padang. Medan is an international gateway, so there
should be no problem in reaching it. If your departure point is Jakarta,
there are both direct and connecting flights scheduled from Jakarta to
Padang. It’s a popular destination, so travel agents in Jambi usually
have packages related to this destination.
Quoted from : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/64/muara-jambi-temple
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