Stairs of the King

Entrance to Tanggo Rajo in the City of Muara Tebo.

Entrance to Tanggo Rajo in the City of Muara Tebo.

Jambi’s history, though mostly built upon myths and legends, has one story about the kings that would sit on the bank of the Batanghari River in the evenings to enjoy the sunset. The City of Jambi has built this story into possibly the most prominent “hang-out” location in their city (Tanggo Rajo, also called ANCOL).


Glimpse of Scenery and People

Below are some pictures we took and a video we made of

the scenery and people that can be seen on the eastern side of the mountain range in the western portion of the

Jambi Province of Indonesia.

Water buffalo grazing in front of an irrigation water wheel (kincir air).


Member of the JBD Squad in Muara Bungo

Member of the JBD Squad in Muara Bungo.

JBD Squad

(Jasa Bunda Dance Squad)

During a recent visit to Muara Bungo we spent a leisurely evening at a local park named Taman Pusparagam. The park was previously a soccer field, and at that time it was called Taman Semagor. Though the park is no longer a soccer field, and the name was changed, most of the people in the city still refer to the park by its former name—Taman Semagor.

The park has four rock climbing walls, one huge inflatable attraction for children, as well as a small train. Surrounding the park are numerous food vendors which sell a wide assortment of traditional Indonesian food.

Break Dancing


This is our translation of a legend from the Jambi Province.

The Magic Stone

From the Village of Kedotan

Cannon Named "Raden Panjang"Located at the front of the yard at elementary school #119 (SD N 119).

Cannon Named “Raden Panjang”
Located at the front of the yard of elementary school #119 (SD N 119).
The magic stone was said to be taken from this cannon.

The Village of Kedotan has a number of interesting legends that outsiders find interesting. One such story is that of the stone that was found in the cannon called “Raden Panjang.”

This story is quite recent, having said to have taken place in 1994. The story was rehearsed to us by a group of teachers from the National Elementary School #119 (SD N 119). The teachers and others in the village very adamantly believe this story to be true.

The story went like this: