Once we enter the site what we see are brick structures that have aged for over a thousand years as the structure of the temple was built in the 7th century
Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) paid a visit to Kedaton Temple at the National Cultural Preservation Site of Muaro Jambi Temple Complex in Muaro Jambi District, Jambi on Thursday afternoon.
The head of state witnessed up close ancient wonders in the ancient Hindu temple complex during his visit as preserved temple structures showed that no cement mixture was used during the process of construction.
“Once we enter the site, what we see are brick structures that have aged for over a thousand years, as the temple structure was built in the 7th century,” Jokowi remarked during the interview. his speech during the visit.
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Jokowi noted that the Muaro Jambi temple complex was considered one of the greatest educational institutions of the past, as the site was where the development of theology, medicine and pharmacy, philosophy, architecture and arts had occurred in ancient times.
“It means that our past civilization was open and internationalized. It is a part of history that we must preserve to ensure that the traces of our past civilization are known to future generations,” he said.
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Jokowi also confirmed that the government has planned to carry out restoration works at the 3,980 hectare Muaro Jambi temple site.
Apart from visiting the Muaro Jambi temple compound, the president earlier visited Angso Duo market in Jambi town to hand over Rp300,000 (US$21) in direct cash assistance for cooking oil to the beneficiary communities.
A trip to Pudak village, Kumpeh Ulu district, Muaro Jambi district to inspect the areca nut factory and initiate betel nut exports, as well as a visit to review the infrastructure project of the Access road to Muaro Jambi temple and Muara Sabak port will be part of the president’s itinerary during his working visit to Jambi province.
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