Situated along the east coast in the central part of Sumatra, the province of Jambi is not only home to the magnificentMount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia, but is also blessed with great natural landscapes and unique cultural attractions. To promote this province both to domestic and international tourists, the Jambi Promotional Month 2015 will be presented at the Jambi Province Pavilion at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (The Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park), inJakarta from 16th to 17th April 2015.
Featuring some of the province’s best tourist attractions, and carrying the theme: Welcome to Jambi “Adventure and Culture Paradise” – The Amazing Jambi, the event is a program of the Office of Tourism of Jambi Province to further promote and optimize all of its tourism potentials.
The event will involve tourism stakeholders of the province including tour operators who will offer exciting tour packages of Jambi in a sellers and buyers table top session. Aside from business, there will also be traditional art performances, Jambi’s distinct traditional music, traditional dance performances from the Sarolangun Regency, and more.
Covering a total area of about 5,343,700 hectares, the province of Jambi consists of 9 regencies and one municipality. The province’s astoundingly wealthy natural biodiversity is represented in four national parks namely Kerinci Seblat National Park,Berbak National Park, Bukit Dua Belas National Park, and Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park.
The main icon of the province is Mount Kerinci which is not only the highest volcano in Indonesia but also the highest summit on Sumatra. The mountain is surrounded by a number of natural attractions such as Lake Kerinci, Lake Kaco, Telun Smoky Falls, and more.
Archaeological remains at the vast Muaro Jambi site, also attest that in the 7th to the 8th century Jambi was the center of Buddhist learning. Considered as one of the richest archaeological sites on Sumatra, the Muara Jambi temple complex covers an area of 12 km2, along the Batanghari River banks, comprising 8 main temples. A recent excavation revealed yet another temple structure called “Candi Kedaton” within the complex.