Buddhist Temples


Ancient Hindu Temple

(Candi Pematang Jering)

Ruins of An Ancient Temple(Candi Pematang Jering)

Ruins of An Ancient Temple
(Candi Pematang Jering)

Jambi was at one time the center for the powerful Srivijaya Hindu/Buddhist Kingdom (7th – 13th centuries). That kingdom eventually lost its power and eventually (1600s) was overtaken by the Islamic Sultanate.

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Gedong II Temple

Candi Muaro Jambi   (Temples in Muaro Jambi)

Northeast from the City of Jambi, approximately 33 minutes from the Makalam Bridge (14 miles), there is a 7.5 mile length of area along the edge of the Batanghari River that is strewn with ancient Buddhist temples, mounds, and many other items of archeological interest. Though some documents say there are 82 temples in this area, only 6 are frequently visited. Many are waiting to be excavated and reconstructed.

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