Muara Jambi Temple is located in the Muara Jambi Village, in the District of Maro Sebo, Muaro Jambi Regency, Jambi Province. From Jambi city, the site is less than 40 kilo-meters and can be reached by land transportation or through the river in one hour. The site is spread along 7.5 kilo-meters of the riverbanks of Batanghari River in which old canals or man-made rivers are positioned to connect the Batanghari River with the site.
Based on archaeology research and historical sources, the Muarajambi Temple was once the centre for worship and education of the Buddhist religion in the period of the Ancient Malay Kingdom in the 7th – 14th century AD.
The Muara Jambi Temple has outstanding universal value as seen from the cultural heritage findings and the relatively intact and preserved environment that has been maintained by the local community. Having such values, Muara Jambi Temple has the potential to be nominated as a Word Heritage under the criteria in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the Word Heritage Convention.
How To Get There
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.