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19-08-2015, 16:43
The Great Amuntai Temple is a Hindu temple site in the village of Amuntai near the Sungai Malang, Central Amuntai District, South Kalimantan. The temple is a relic of the Kingdom of Amuntai Negaradipa and was built by master craftsman Jatmika in the 14th century AD. This kingdom gave later birth to the Kingdom of Daha di Negeri and the Kingdom of Banjarmasin. According to legend, the Hindu kingdom Negaradipa was founded in 1438 at the junction of three rivers, Tabalong, Balangan, and the Negeri. The Negaradipa Kingdom later developed into the city of Amuntai

The Great Amuntai Temple is thought to be about 740 years old and is made from wood and stone, but its condition is still good. Archeologist found some historical artifacts at this site from 200 BC.

The Agung temple is one of the interesting tourism places in South Kalimantan.