Grave of Putri Selara Pinang Masak

Sacred Grave

In Jambi’s historical past (according to different legends) it is said that the Jambi Melayu Kingdom was founded by a person with the name of Orang Kayo Hitam and his wife Mayang Mangurai.  Confusingly, a large percentage of the Jambi populace has accepted many of these stories as fact, and many newspaper articles still present information that has long been proven in error. Although there may be some truth contained in Jambi’s legends, many of the stories cannot stand up to clear historical documentation. We have learned that it can be fun to just go along with these legends instead of trying to prove them wrong to everybody, it’s actually a lot of fun to talk about them!