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Hindu-Buddhist temple Muara Jambi is located on the island Sumatra, in the Jambi province. According to historians, the temple complex was built by the inhabitants of the kingdom of Melaya, which was once the most powerful and rich in Sumatra. Muara Jambi temple is built of red bricks, in carvings and sculptures have survived in some places. The temple itself has a small area (currently only eight buildings have been excavated and cleared of the ground) however archaeological site located in the vicinity, along the river Hari Batang, covers about 12 km 2. This territory, by archaeological standards, is so large that an impressive part of it is still remains unexplored. Unofficially, Muara Jambi is considered one of the most large and at the same time well-preserved temple complexes of Southeast Asia. According to the assumptions of archaeologists, in the territory hidden by the jungle may well there are remains of other temple buildings, as well as valuable historical artifacts.
Entry to the territory of Muire Jambi is free, for a separate fee available for bike rental and guide services. Get to the temple the complex is easiest from the city of Jambi - the capital of the province - by bus, motorcycle taxi or boat.
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Topic: Muara Jambi Buddhist Temple in Indonesia, Sumatra Resort.