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Muaro Jambi Temple Complex

26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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Very minimum information about the site despite a very interesting history behind it.

The site is the lesser known ancient Indonesian temple, located just outside city of Jambi. The... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
richart18
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Singapore, Singapore
It's Beautiful but It's Sad.

The site even bigger than Borobudur Temple in Java. It has around 80 ancient temples, however there... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Antoni O
,
Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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26 kms from Jambi, Jambi, Indonesia
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The site is the lesser known ancient Indonesian temple, located just outside city of Jambi. The temple believed was built during Sriwijayan Era by Sriwijaya empire which was a great and influential empire from its time. You can rent bike to circle around the complex,...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The site even bigger than Borobudur Temple in Java. It has around 80 ancient temples, however there are only 8 temples that have been restored. The local visitors didn't respect this place as one of the national heritage, they litter anywhere and make noise. It's...More

Thank Antoni O
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We enjoyed strolling around the complex. It is unusual in Indonesia to be able to walk without lots of traffic. You can rent bikes but the distances are not that great. Good atmosphere. We had delicious banana fritters at small cafe just before the Candi...More

Thank Diana k
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Fascinating site. Tranquil and thought-provoking. It's like you can feel the collective stories of countless individuals now lost to history. The restored temples are regal, but what isn't there is even more striking than what is. I found myself oddly emotional standing on top of...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Not far from Jambi city, 1/2 hour by taxi. Bikes for rent to get around on the site. Little museum with reasonably good info.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Visited Muaro Jambi Temple as am interested in the various old Candis around Indonesia, with most in Java and this one in Riau Sumatra being a very unusual survivor location wise from past history. Not really a great spot, but gave it four dots on...More

Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The complex consists of a few temple on its own. It is build on red stone with some simple craving. The location is a bit out of town, so prepare your transportation as there does not seems to be any public one when we were...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is the biggest temple complex in south east Asia, which consists of hundreds of individual temples that are spread around hundred of hectares area. A must visit place for heritage lover!

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

In my short business trip, I tried hard to arrange my time to visit this temple. I read before about it and curious. In short I must say that this temple is very unique and made me want to come back again next time. Unique...More

1  Thank Wulan_Dewi
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is another type of ancient temple that worth it to visit. Unless this ia not yet full rebuild and renovate. We can see the historical culture that ever live in Jambi

Thank Karunia W
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Atika R
20 December 2016|
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Response from Ristianto_Pribadi | Reviewed this property |
hi there.. I guarantee that the temple is a safe place to visit, not too far from Jambi (around 40 minutes) with a very smooth road.
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Atika R
20 December 2016|
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Response from Wulan_Dewi | Reviewed this property |
Hi salam kenal. Saya jawab dalam Bahasa Indonesia ya. Lokasi candi ini di area perkampungan jadi aman. Jarak dari pusat kota Jambi ke sini sekitar 45 menit, melewati jalan yg bagus. Dengan pemandangan perumahan dan beberapa... More
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Phanghwee
1 December 2015|
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Response from TravelbookOTG | Reviewed this property |
Jambi is not a big city. You might have trouble finding a tour guide, but may be able to utilize the taxi. There is nothing interesting in this city. The condition of the temple looked unkempt. I think jambi still... More
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