Top things to do in Jambi

Top Choice Ruins in Jambi

Muara Jambi

This scattering of ruined and partially restored temples is the most important Hindu-Buddhist site in Sumatra. The temples are believed to mark the location of the ancient city of Jambi, capital of the kingdom of Ma…
Indonesian in Jambi

Taman Tanggo Rajo

This is Jambi’s essential evening destination for promenading along the attractive, curved pedestrian bridge across the river that lights up at night. Stalls sell local favourites, such as nanas goreng (fried pineap…
Seafood in Jambi

Pondok Kelapa

Fish and seafood are the stars of the show at this appealing restaurant in a tranquil garden gazebo setting. It’s a great place to try giant grilled prawns, cumi asang manis (squid in a sweet and sour sauce), or loc…
Indonesian in Jambi

Kopi Tiam Oey Jambi

Opposite Jambi's magnificent mosque is this reliable cafe that ticks all the boxes for excellent single-origin coffee, air-conditioning and wi-fi. It also does an interesting selection of Indonesian dishes from acro…
Bar in Jambi

Sky Lounge

Jambi's finest spot for a drink is this rooftop bar atop the Aston Jambi Hotel. Enjoy fantastic city views while sipping on cocktails, beer or wine, or come for a meal served on the outdoor terrace or indoor lounge.…
Museum in Jambi

Museum Siginjai

This province museum covers all aspects of Jambi's cultural heritage, and is definitely worth a visit. Exhibits in English take in Buddhist temples in Muara Jambi, the Orang Rimba ethnic group, wildlife, and traditi…
Cafe in Jambi

Casa de Alicia

On the road to the airport, 4km from Jambi's city centre, this industrial-chic cafe run by motorcycle enthusiasts is worthy of a pit stop if you're in the mood for a burger, a beer or excellent house-roasted coffee.
Indonesian in Jambi

Munri Food Centre

Night-time eats set the night ablaze at this alfresco dining area near the People's Struggle Museum. Look for the mie celor and mie pokk, two local noodle dishes.