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).

The Batanghari River was at a very high level when we took this picture.

The Batanghari River was at a very high level when we took this picture.

The City of Muara Tebo, taking their cue from the City of Jambi, also built a park with the same name–Tanggo Rajo, or, “Stairs of the Kings.”

As with the City of Jambi, Tanggo Rajo in Muara Tebo is merely a place where people congregate and hang out along the bank of the river. There may be portable food stalls, but other than that there are no other attractions.

The Batanghari River was at a very high level when we took this picture.

The Batanghari River was at a very high level when we took this picture.

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