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Jambi was believed to be one of the central locations of ancient Malay empire. One of its historical evidence was Muaro Jambi temple which area has not been fully explored. There was a version that says Jambi was the center of glorious Sriwijaya Empire. The center of Sriwijaya Empire itself was still mysterious, but most experts agreed on Palembang as the one. Known as Chan Pi since I Tsing’s journey, Jambi was lived by various people. Minangkabau people controlled this region after the fall of Majapahit Empire before Dutch colonial power took over in 17th century. Many people from other place in the country such as North Sumatra and Java settled in Jambi City after the Independence Day. There are also natives, called Anak Dalam tribe, also known as “Jungle People” because they still prefer to live nomadic life in forest. The Anak Dalam people are shy to modern society and try to maintain their own tradition. The westernmost part of the province, Kerinci regency is the location of the highest active volcano in Indonesia, the Mount Kerinci.