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14 Things to Do in Jambi Indonesia #1 Lovely Spots

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Jambi is a province located in the central part of the Sumatra Island. The province is divided into two cities, Jambi City and Sungai Penuh City, and nine regencies. Jambi City is the capital of the province. Sixty percent of the land in Jambi is plantation and forest. Oil palm and rubber are the main products of plantations that are exported. In addition Jambi also has a wealth of petroleum, natural gas and coal.

Jambi can be accessed by planes through Sultan Thaha Airport. Flights depart from Jakarta, Palembang, Batam, Pekanbaru and Padang. Visitors can also ride buses that depart from major cities in Sumatra. Economy and executive class are available for the option of passengers.

Jambi has a complete landscape, ranging from the mountains, waterfalls, lakes, to the river. In addition there are also nature parks and amusement parks. This provides many options for visitors to travel in Jambi. So guys, let’s find out the best things to do in Jambi Indonesia.

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1. Visiting Tanggo Rajo
The first of best things to do in Jambi Indonesia is visiting the famous Tanggo Rajo. The place, which is on the edge of the river Batanghari, in the afternoon is always crowded by visitors. Tanggo Rajo, which is well known as the Ancol of Jambi, has a strategic location that is exactly in front of the official house of the Governor of Jambi. The place becomes a culinary tour location. A variety of menu can be selected here with affordable price. Visitors love to spend time here looking at the beautiful panorama of the river Batanghari while dining. In addition fishing is also allowed. Tanggo Rajo is located at Sultan Thaha Street, Jambi City. No admission, visitors only need to pay parking fee. Opening hour is afternoon until midnight.

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2. Visiting Muaro Jambi Temple Compounds
The next best thing is visiting Muaro Jambi Temple Compound. It is a relic of the Srivijaya Kingdom, around the 9th – 12th century AD. The compound was first discovered by an Englishman, S.C. Crooke, in 1824. In 1975 the Indonesian government made a restoration on this site. There are a total of 61 temples in this compound. Most are still in the process of digging.

The temples, that have a Buddhist-Hindu style, are different from the temples in Java. The temples are not made of natural stone but are made of red brick. Muaro Jambi Temple Compound is the largest and most well preserved temple compound on the island of Sumatra. Muaro Jambi Temple Compound is located in Danau Lamo, Maro Sebo, Muaro Jambi Regency. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 5.000 for adults and Rp 3.000 for children. Opening hour is 8 am – 5 pm.

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3. Visiting Monument Clock
Monument Clock is an icon of Jambi City which is also the point of zero kilometers from Jambi City. At a glance, its shape resembles Monument Monas in Jakarta, therefore people also call it Monas Jambi. The difference is at the bottom of Jakarta’s Monas there is a rectangular shape while Jambi’s Monas has two goose statues. Monument Clock was built during the reign of Jambi Mayor Zainir Haviz, in 1972 to 1983. The monument is the symbol of the spirit of Jambi people. Monument Clock is located at Paal Lima, Kota Baru, Jambi City. No admission, it’s open 24 hours.

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4. Visiting Lake Sipin
Lake Sipin is situated right in the middle of town, near the Jambi Governor’s office. Here visitors can sit back enjoying the beauty of the lake while drinking coconut ice sold by hawkers. In addition visitors can see the local community catching fish in the traditional way. Visitors are also allowed to fish in this lake. In the middle of the Lake Sipin there are fish cages made by the community. Various fish are cultivated ranging from tilapia fish, gold fish to parrot fish. To get around the lake visitors can rent a boat that costs Rp 5,000. Lake Sipin is located in Simpang Buluran Kenali, Telanaipura, Jambi City. No admission, it’s open 24 hours.

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5. Visiting Lake Kerinci
Lake Kerinci is the second largest lake in Sumatra The lake is situated at an altitude of 783 meters above sea level and has an area of 4,200 hectares with a depth of 110 meters. Lake Kerinci has beautiful scenery. Visitors can swim, fish, or camp here.

Around the lake there are many restaurants that serve delicious food. Every year in May, the local government holds Lake Kerinci Festival which displays various art attractions from the people of Jambi. Lake Kerinci is located at Sungai Penuh City, Kerinci Regency. It’s about 10 hours drive from Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 4.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 5 pm.

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6. Visiting Sigerincing Waterfall
Sigerincing waterfall has an unspoiled beauty. Because of its location is far from the city, this waterfall is not much visited. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall with more private. Sigerincing waterfall has a height of about 62 meters. The preserved nature make the waterfall has heavy flow.

Atmosphere in this area is also cool that makes visitors love to linger here. Sigerincing Waterfall is located in Dusun Tuo Village, Muara Siau, Merangin Regency. No admission, visitors only need to pay parking fee. Opening hour is 8 am – 5 pm.

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7. Climbing Mount Kerinci
Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Southeast Asia. The mountain, which has a height of 3,805 meters above sea level, was last erupted in 2009. Mount Kerinci is included in Kerinci Seblat National Park area. The only climbing route to the peak of Mount Kerinci is through the Kersik Tuo Village. The climbing route is not easy but has a clear path. Along the climbing route, there are 6 points consisting of 3 climbing post and 3 climbing shelters. Many climbing shelters are used as locations for camping.

The climb to the summit takes about 12 hours. Arriving at the peak of Mount Kerinci we can see the amazing panorama of the volcano crater. This crater has a depth of nearly 600 meters. The sunrise view from the top of the mountain will be an unforgettable experience. Mount Kerinci is located in Kersik Tuo Village, Kayu Aro, Kerinci Regency. Visitors need to register themselves before climbing.

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8. Kayu Aro Tea Plantation
Kayu Aro Tea Plantation is the oldest tea plantation in Indonesia. The plantation was established in 1920 by the Dutch government and was nationalized by the Indonesian government in 1959. Kayu Aro Tea Plantation is situated at the foot of Mount Kerinci, at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, and has an area of 2.500 hectares. It produces the orthodox black tea of first grade.

The products are exported to Europe, Russia, America, Pakistan and Central Asia. In this tea plantation visitors can walk around and enjoy the fresh air, photograph the activities of tea pickers, or even help pick tea leaves. The beautiful scenery around the plantation will make visitors love to spend their time here. Kayu Aro Tea Plantation is located in Kayu Aro, Kerinci Regency.

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9. Visiting Mayang Mangurai City Forest
Mayang Mangurai City Forest was built in 1995 and was inaugurated in 2010 by the mayor of Jambi, Bambang Priyanto. The city forest has an area of 11 hectares and is a center of conservation, education and nature tourism. Here visitors can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city by enjoying the beauty of Mayang Mangurai City Forest.

The city forest is equipped with pendopo, camping ground, multipurpose area, fishing pond and outbound. Mayang Mangurai City Forest is located at Kapten Pattimura Street, Kenali Besar, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 5.000 for adults and Rp 3.000 for children. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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10. Visiting Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden
Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden is often visited by flower lovers from Jambi and outside Jambi. The orchid garden covers 2.5 hectares and has dozens of natural orchids and terrestris orchids. Some of them include rare species, such as Orchid Moon or Phalaenobsis Violase. In addition to relaxing, in this place visitors can learn how to care orchids properly. Remarkably, visitors will be given orchid seeds for free upon returning home. Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden is located at Jendral Ahmad Yani Street, Telanai Pura, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 2.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 5 pm.

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11. Visiting Taman Mini Jambi and Taman Rimba
Taman Mini Jambi and Taman Rimba is a favorite tourist spot for Jambi residents. In Taman Mini Jambi visitors can see miniature traditional house of six regency in Jambi Province. Cultural diversity in Jambi can be learned here.

Taman Rimba is a zoo that has a collection of various animals including of a rare species, for example elephants, Sumatran tigers, orangutans, crocodiles, black bears and kangaroos. Visitors love to go into the giant cage that contains a variety of birds because they can interact with these amazing birds. Taman Mini Jambi and Taman Rimba is located at Sunaryo Street, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 5.000 for adults and Rp 3.000 for children. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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12. Visiting Jambi Paradise
Jambi Paradise offers a unique water tours for visitors. This place has a large pond containing thousands of fish and visitors are given the opportunity to feed the fish. In addition visitors can rent a boat to get around in a large pond or rent a bike to get around in Jambi Paradise area.

There are also flying fox rides, suspension bridges, labyrinths, pendopo and food court for visitors to rest. It is advisable to carry an umbrella or wear a hat to avoid sunburn. Jambi Paradise is located at Simpang Acai Street, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 20.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 6 pm.

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13. Playing in Kampoeng Radja
Kampoeng Radja is an amusement park suitable for family holidays. The place has 16 rides that can be played by all ages. Among them are water bikes, bumper boats, buggy car, mini train and gokarts. But note that entrance tickets can only be used on certain rides, some rides are charged extra. Kampoeng Radja also has a water park with water slide and jacuzzi.

In addition there is a fishing pond that can be used by fathers to spend their time. Kampoeng Radja is located at Lingkar Barat Street, Kenali Besar, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 35.000. Opening hour is 8 am – 5 pm.

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14. Playing in World of Water
World of Water is the latest amusement park in Jambi. Here there is a complete water game for children as well as adults. There is an Olympic-size adult pool, a pool of slow currents to relax, a slide tower and a children’s pool with mini-slide. In addition there are gazebos and food court for a place to rest. World of Water is also often used for gatherings or birthday party. World of Water is located in Boulevard Street, Citra Raya, Jambi City. The price of entrance ticket is Rp 30.000 for weekdays and Rp 60.000 for weekend. Opening hour is 10 am – 6 pm.

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Well guys, now you know the best things to do in Jambi Indonesia. No doubt Jambi has the best Places To Visit in Indonesia with its amazing landscape and amusement parks. Let’s visit Jambi Indonesia..!

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