Jambi Candi Muaro Jambi, 26 kilometers east from the city of Jambi

Jambi Candi Muaro Jambi, 26 kilometers east from the city of Jambi



Muaro Jambi (Indonesian: Candi Muaro Jambi) is a Buddhist temple complex, in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The temple complex was built by the Melayu Kingdom. It is situated 26 kilometers east from the city of Jambi. Its surviving temples and other archaeological remains are estimated to date from the eleventh to thirteenth century CE. The archaeological site includes eight excavated temple sanctuaries and covers about 12 square kilometers, stretches 7.5 kilometers along the Batang Hari River, much of it as yet unexcavated.[1] It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient temple complex in South East Asia.

The start of the rise of the kingdom of Melayu can be dated to 1025 when India’s Chola kingdom attacked and destroyed the capital of the Sumatran maritime empire of Srivijaya. This allowed a number of smaller Sumatran polities to expand their political and economic influence. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries it seems that from its river estuarine basis along the Batang Hari, Melayu became the dominant economic power in Sumatra. The substantial archaeological remains at Muaro Jambi suggest that this may have been the site of the Melayu capital. The city’s age of glory came to an end in 1278 when Java’s Singhasari kingdom attacked the city, even succeeding in capturing members of the royal family. The site was rediscovered by Dutch explorers in the nineteenth century. It is now protected as a national monument.

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The temple complex of Candi Muaro Jambi is spread out over a large area along the banks of the Batang Hari River. Eight temple compplexes have been excavated but many more mounds and sites remain to be explored within the conservation area, much of which is still covered by thick jungle. The three most significant intact temples are known as Candi Tinggi, Candi Kedaton and Candi Gumpung. The temples are built from red brick and unlike the temples of Java, features very little ormentation, carving or statuary. A few pieces of sculpture are housed in a small, on-site museum. The wooden dwellings that are believed to have housed the city’s population have all disappeared without a trace.

North Sumatra Candi Bahal, Biaro Bahal, or Candi Portibi ,Bahal village, Padang Lawas

Candi Bahal, Biaro Bahal, or Candi Portibi ,Bahal village, Padang Lawas



Bahal temple (Indonesian: Candi Bahal), Biaro Bahal, or Candi Portibi is a Vajrayana Buddhist temple (candi) complex located in Bahal village, Padang Bolak, Portibi, Padang Lawas Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia. About 3 hours journey with car from Padangsidempuan or 400 km from Medan. The temple was constructed in red brick materials and estimated built around 11th century CE, linked with Pannai Kingdom, one of the trading ports on the coast of Strait of Malacca under Srivijayan mandala.[1]

The temple was named according to the village’s name, yet another name Portibi in Batak language means ‘world’ or ‘earth’ a Sanskrit loanword: Prithvi (goddess of earth).

The architecture of this temple is similar to Jabung temple located in Probolinggo Regency, East Java.

The temples are stood within a complex (in local language called biaro) which is the largest in North Sumatra. The temple compound consist of Bahal I, Bahal II an Bahal III temples. All of the temples are constructed from red brick materials, except for its statues that carved from sandstones. Each of these complexes were surrounded by rectangular 1 meters thick an 1 meters tall brick walls. The gate is located on eastern side, the gate is extended outward with 60 cm tall walls in both sides. In the center of each complexes stood the main temple with entrance facing the gate

West Sumatra Pagaruyung Istana Silinduang Bulan

West Sumatra Pagaruyung Istana Silinduang Bulan

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Istano Silinduang Bulan is located in the center of the kingdom Pagaruyung. Palace measuring 28 x 8 meter is also called the House Gadang odd space. The palace was founded in the old palace site which burned in 1966 or about two kilometers north of the Palace Basa (burned 2007). Thus, there is Istano Silinduang Bulan now no longer the original palace, but a replica that has been rebuilt to replace the old palace on fire. Istano Silinduang Bulan has some uniqueness that is worth a look. From the style of the building, Istano Silinduang Bulan use the style “Alang Babega”, this is different from the other palaces in the Minangkabau that consumed more Gajah Maharam style buildings, Rajo Babandiang, Sitinjau Lauik and so forth. Style “Alang Babega” This is a building style typical of the place where the king and the family was staying. On the walls of the palace is decorated with various types of carving. Among them: Pucuak Rabuang and Aka Cino combined with glass ornaments Tabentang Kalangik. In the above jalousie windows with carved translucent with Si Kambang Manih motif. In the section below the edge of the roof, called dampa-dampa decorated with carvings of three types namely: Banana Sasikek, Aka Cino and Tantadu Bararak. At the entrance can also be seen various types of carving such as: squirrel Managun, Leaves Body, Saik Wajik, Bungo Lado, Fruit Palo Bapatah, Itiak Home Patang. So Istano Silinduang Bulan is one house that has a carving Relic Tower Minang very beautiful and amazing. Meanwhile Istano Silinduang Moon roof has seven gonjong (canopy) is standing strong and majestic towering into the sky. On the page Istano Silinduang Bulan stood two rangkiang. Rangkiang a rice storage place for families of the Kingdom of Pagaruyung. Both rangkiang Bayau was named Si and Si-bayau Lauik Review. As a Royal palace Pagaruyung, Istano Silinduang Month today still many heirlooms Kingdom Pagaruyung treated well. Royal heirloom that there is certainly interesting to be seen and observed.

North Sumatra Museum Simalungun Pematang Siantar

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Simalungun Museum is building a store spesipik Simalungun various objects and relics antiquities in Simalungun royals. Various collections of the Museum Simalungun located in the city center Pematangsiantar include: A. Household appliances such as: – Parborasan (Place of storing rice) – Pasu dish (rice dish for the King) – Tatabu (place to store water) – Abal-abal (place to store the salt) – And so on. 2. Agricultural equipment such as: – Wewean (memintai tool string) – Hudali (Hoes) – Trowel (plowing tool) – Agadi (Tool to tap palm wine) – And so on. Museum Simalungun 3. Fishing equipment such as: – Bubu (Fishing from Bamboo) – Taduhan (Place the fish store) – Hirang-lurang (reservoir fishing nets) – Hail (Kail) – And so on. 4. Art tools such as: – Ogung – Sarunai – Mong-mong – Sordam – Hesek – Arbab – Gondrang – Husapi, etc.. 5. Jewelry tools, such as: – Suhul ivory (dagger) – Raut (knife) – Mutual (male cap) – Bajut (Handbag) – Bulang (hood Women) – Suri-suri (Shawl Women) – Gondit (men Belts) – Dorami (Watch man’s head)

Lampung Museum Provincial

Museum Lampung Provincial

Lampung Provincial Museum Address: Jalan Teuku Umar, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia, ID Sitting some 5 km / 3 miles to the north of Tanjungkarang (Tanjung Karang) and within the Lampung region, the Lampung Provincial Museum contains a mixture of Neolithic objects and stuffed animals. The best way to get here is to catch an inexpensive grey ‘opelet’ (minibus) from the town centre. Open: Tuesday to Sunday – 09:00 to 16:30 Admission: free

South Sumatra Museum Sumatera Selatan

Museum Sumatera Selatan

Museum Sumatera Selatan Address: Jalan Sriwijaya 1, Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia, ID Home to a large collection of artefacts dating from the Sriwijayan period, the Museum Sumatera Selatan is located in Palembang, being around 5 km / 3 miles from the town centre and on the main road leading to the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport. Other highlights include a variety of megalithic carvings originating from around the Paseman Highlands, such as the famed elephant stone known as the ‘batu gajah’. Open: Sunday to Thursday – 08:00 to 16:00, Friday – 08:00 to 11:00 Admission: charge

Jambi Museum Negeri Propinsi Jambi

Museum Negeri Propinsi Jambi

Museum Negeri Propinsi Jambi Address: Corner of Prof Dr Sri Sudewi and Jalan Urip Sumoharjo, Telanaipura, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia, ID The Museum Negeri Propinsi Jambi is one of the few attractions worth seeing in the Sumatran provincial capital of Jambi, in the Telanaipura area. Here you can enjoy a selection of traditional costumes and Indonesian handicrafts, together with some historical artefacts. Open: Monday to Friday – 08:30 to 15:00 Admission: charge

West Sumatra Museum Adityawarman

Museum Adityawarman

Padang  West Sumatra 

Adityawarman Museum Address: Jalan Diponegoro, Padang, Indonesia, ID Situated within Padang (West Sumatra), the Adityawarman Museum is close to the Hotel Inna Muara and the city’s mosque. The Adityawarman Museum is an insightful attraction, being filled with information about the city’s long and colourful past – both good and bad. There are also some antiquities, valuable local relics and objects of significant cultural interest. Open: Tuesday to Sunday – 08:00 to 16:00 Admission: charge

Aceh Museum Negeri Banda Aceh

Museum Negeri Banda Aceh

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Museum Negeri Banda Aceh Address: Jalan Alauddin Mahmudsyah 12, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, ID The provincial capital of Banda Aceh is where you will find the Museum Negeri Banda Aceh and its multitude of regional treasures. Highlights are in good supply and range from antiquities and household furnishings, to Acehese weaponry displays, extravagant ceremonial costumes, beautiful golden jewellery and stylish calligraphy. Of interest is the Rumah Aceh building next door, which is held together with just pegs and cord – no nails or screws whatsoever. Open: Tuesday to Thursday – 08:30 to 16:00, Friday and Saturday – 08:30 to 12:00 Admission: charge

North Sumatra Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo

Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo

Danau Toba,North Sumatra 

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Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo Address: Simanindo, Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia, ID This old building is quite traditional in style and was formerly a private house, being the residence of none other than wealthy Batak king Rajah Simalungun, along with his 14 wives and countless children. Visitors to the Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo often find the brass cooking utensils and Batak carvings very appealing, as well as the Chinese and Dutch ceramics, the various weapons, and the paintings and sculptures. Each morning at 10:30 (except for Sundays), visitors are treated to a display of authentic Batak dancing. Open: daily – 10:00 to 17:00 Admission: charge